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Ray's half Pakistani and half white. When his parents' marriage dissolves, Ray's perspective of Ms. Right falls deeply into question.

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American-born Ray Rehman comes home one night to find his Pakistani father on his doorstep. Ray's Caucasian mother threw him out. It's an awkward time for his father to move in as Ray just proposed to his Caucasian girlfriend - who hasn't given him an answer. While trying to get his parents back together, Ray meets a South Asian girl of mixed descent, just like him, and must decide where his identity truly lies. Written by Anonymous

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Life's not always brown or white.

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Was accepted at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and the Newport Beach Film Festival, but was dis-invited by the festivals due to the film releasing digitally on Amazon.com. See more »

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At the end of the movie, Ray is sending Sana a postcard and puts a regular stamp on it. Mailing anything to Mexico would require international postage rates, which are at least twice as much. See more »

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The best sort of romantic comedy--both believable and seriously laugh-inducing.
25 October 2008 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This film was pee-your-pants-laughing funny while telling a very real story about relationships and identity. I just returned from viewing it at the South Asian International Film Festival here in New York City, and I want to get the word out because I was so impressed! The folks who put 'Shades of Ray' together may have simply set out to tell the story of a particular biracial and bicultural young man trying to reconcile his identity and his relationships, but they succeeded in creating a film that will resonate with anyone with a healthy sense of humor and curiosity about what it might mean to have roots in more than one "place." The acting was wonderful, with the shining star being Brian George as Javaid Rehman. Zachary Levi has a mastery of comedy and drama that shows in his role as Ray Rehman. The plot was a little predictable, but even so I wasn't quite sure how it would finish out. I hope this film gets the spotlight and recognition it deserves--I'd certainly like to get the chance to see it again!


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