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Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  21 November 2007 (USA)
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A feisty young woman returns to Glasgow to run her deceased father's curry house.

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Lisa MacKinlay
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Nina Shah
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Raj Khanna
Ronny Jhutti ...
Bobbi
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Suman Shah
Atta Yaqub ...
Kary Shah
Zoe Henretty ...
Priya Shah
Raji James ...
Sanjay Khanna
Elaine C. Smith ...
Auntie Mamie
Rita Wolf ...
Auntie Tumi
Kathleen McDermott ...
Janice
Kulvinder Ghir ...
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Hritika Thaker ...
Young Nina
Kavita Dass ...
Bollywood Bowl Child
Tariq Mullan ...
Ravi
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Storyline

Shelley Conn plays Nina, a young woman who ran away to London to avoid an arranged marriage. She returns to Glasgow three years later (after her father dies unexpectedly of a heart-attack) to find his gambling problem means the family restaurant has to be sold. To save it Nina decides to compete in a TV curry competition. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »
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21 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Receita do Amor  »

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$267 (USA) (22 November 2007)

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$9,647 (USA) (22 February 2008)
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Art Malik's character Raj Khanna owns a restaurant in the movie called "The Jewel in the Crown." In 1984, Malik appeared in the mini-series The Jewel in the Crown (1984). See more »

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In the dance studio, as Fish and the other two dancers are about to leave Nina and her friend alone, crew and equipment are reflected in the full-length mirror. See more »

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Lisa: [sees a text written underneath the wallpaper: 'Nina + Lorna - True love December 1988'; chuckling] Who is Lorna?
Nina: I don't know, I have no idea!
Lisa: [mumbling] Lorna... Lorna Mullin! I remember Lorna! Captain of the school hockey team, big blue eyes, tall, legs right up to her hocksters. I'm shocked!
Nina: [surprised]
Lisa: I wouldn't have thought she was your type!
Nina: Wha-, she WASN'T my type! I was nine! I had a crush on the world and his wife, when I was nine!
Bobbi: [comes in] Me too!
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Straight-jacketed Asian Queers
8 October 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I hate the way this film has been criticized in the press. By insisting, as the BBC does in their review of her film, that any treatment of Asian queerness needs to be portrayed as brutish and gritty, and that any story of an Asian family coping with a queer member must be shown through the lens of a "multicultural family and their troubled psyches", the press is putting the same straight-jacket on Asian filmmakers, as they do on black filmmakers, when they insist that the only stories that can come of out the black community are stories of gun violence and rat-infested squats.

The critics demand that queer Asians aren't allowed to do "Kissing Jessica Stein", that domain is reserved for whites only. Reading the reviews, you get the clear picture that the crime they want to charge Pratibha with, is not "making a bad film" but for "not telling an Asian queer story in the appropriate manner", as set out by films like East is East and My Beautiful Laundrette. That bloody sucks. More power to her for daring to challenge the stereotypes.


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