Nina's Heavenly Delights
|Nina's Heavenly Delights|
|Directed by||Pratibha Parmar|
|Written by||Andrea Gibb|
|Story by||Pratibha Parmar|
|Music by||Steve Isles|
|Edited by||Mary Finlay|
|Distributed by||Regent Releasing|
Nina's Heavenly Delights is a 2006 British drama Romance comedy film, directed by Pratibha Parmar. The film was released on 29 September 2006 in the United Kingdom, and on 21 November 2007 in the United States.
When young Glaswegian cook Nina Shah (Shelley Conn) returns home for her father's funeral after three estranged years in London, England, she begins a romantic relationship with Lisa (Laura Fraser), an old childhood friend who now owns half the late father's Indian restaurant, The New Taj. Together they seek to save the restaurant by winning the national "Best in the West Curry Competition" for a third time. Nina's mother Suman (Veena Sood) and brother Kary (Atta Yaqub), however, want to sell the place to fellow restaurateur Raj (Art Malik), whose chef son Sanjay (Raji James) had been left at the altar by Nina. Lending the young women moral support is Nina's flamboyant gay friend Bobbi (Ronny Jhutti), and Nina's younger sister Priya (Zoe Henretty).
- Shelley Conn as Nina Shah
- Laura Fraser as Lisa
- Art Malik as Raj
- Ronny Jhutti as Bobbi
- Veena Sood as Suman Shah
- Atta Yaqub as Kary Shah
- Zoe Henretty as Priya Shah
- Raji James as Sanjay
- Elaine C. Smith as Auntie Mamie
- Rita Wolf as Auntie Tumi
- Kathleen McDermott as Janice
- Kulvinder Ghir as TV host
- Tariq Mullan as Ravi
- Francisco Bosch as Shriv
AfterEllen said "showcasing a positive lesbian relationship while avoiding some of the typical queer film catch traps is where Nina’s Heavenly Delights succeeds....If we’re measuring ingredients by heart, this one is just right."
The New York Times said, "Diluted by menu pornography and cringeworthy dance routines, ... the movie's central romance barely qualifies as such. 'It's all about chemistry,' Nina says. Too bad she and her co-star possess so little."
- "Review of "Nina's Heavenly Delights" - Page 2 of 2 - AfterEllen". AfterEllen. 2006-11-22. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
- Catsoulis, Jeannette (2007-11-30). "Movies - Review - Nina's Heavenly Delights". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
- UK official site
- US official site
- Nina's Heavenly Delights on IMDb
- Nina's Heavenly Delights at Metacritic
- Nina's Heavenly Delights at Box Office Mojo
- Nina's Heavenly Delights at AllMovie
- Nina's Heavenly Delight's review and Trailer at Movies For Lesbians
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