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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.

Director:

Pratibha Parmar

Writer:

Andrea Gibb (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Fraser ... Lisa MacKinlay
Shelley Conn ... Nina Shah
Art Malik ... Raj Khanna
Ronny Jhutti ... Bobbi
Veena Sood ... Suman Shah
Atta Yaqub ... Kary Shah
Zoe Henretty Zoe Henretty ... Priya Shah
Raji James Raji James ... Sanjay Khanna
Elaine C. Smith Elaine C. Smith ... Auntie Mamie
Rita Wolf ... Auntie Tumi
Kathleen McDermott Kathleen McDermott ... Janice
Kulvinder Ghir ... TV Presenter
Hritika Thaker Hritika Thaker ... Young Nina
Kavita Dass Kavita Dass ... Bollywood Bowl Child
Tariq Mullan 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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Curries, Kilts and Queens See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Receita do Amor See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$267, 24 November 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,647, 24 February 2008
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Color:

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Nina: Huh, you're a dark horse.
Bobbi: Well, that's a stretch coming from black beauty.
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A refreshing comedy about complex identities
4 July 2007 | by mgiacobinoSee all my reviews

This film was at the International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in Turin, and it was a real pleasure to see it and to meet the film-maker afterward. Parmar is a well known documentarist, and she brought in this feature film the richness of her past experience. It's a fresh, delicate comedy, with very sensuous details about food. But what I appreciated most it's the multicultural view, the idea of multi-layered identities (Indian-Scottish, Indian-Lesbian, etc...). It makes you feel it's possible to combine successfully the ingredients of your personality, like in a good recipe, instead of having them at war with each other. The actress who plays Nina's mother is wonderful. I'd like to see her more on the screen.


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