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Shades of Ray (2008)

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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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Jaffar Mahmood

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Jaffar Mahmood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Levi ... Ray Rehman
Fran Kranz ... Sal Garfinkle
Sarah Shahi ... Sana Khaliq
Bonnie Somerville ... Noel Wilson
Brian George ... Javaid Rehman
Kathy Baker ... Janet Rehman
Gerry Bednob ... Naseem Khaliq
Philip Rosenthal ... Director #1 (as Phil Rosenthal)
Jasen Wade ... Mitch
Rex Lee ... Dale
Cody Klop ... Sal, age 12
Jake Kasdan ... Director #3
Art Evans ... Tyler
David Doty David Doty ... Pierre
Sharmila Devar ... Shirmeen
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Все оттенки Рэя See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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World Premiered at the Austin Film Festival. 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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Great Film
10 November 2008 | by chaudhry_rehan78See all my reviews

This is an excellent "feel good" movie filled with great humor. The cast includes many up and coming actors such as Zachary Levi from Chuck and Sarah Shahi from Life. Zachary Levi puts forth an excellent comedic and heartfelt performance. All of the leads in the film have a rare connection that is hard to find in most romantic comedies.

The director Jaffar Mahmood was able to intertwine South Asian culture with western culture and made it easy for each viewer to relate to. This film is truly a breath of fresh air during a time period where most South Asian/Middle Eastern films are about war and suffering.

I highly recommend this film for viewers looking for a good romantic comedy!


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