Touch of Pink

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Touch of Pink
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DVD cover
Directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid
Produced by Martin Pope
Jennifer Kawaja
Julia Sereny
Written by Ian Iqbal Rashid
Starring Jimi Mistry
Suleka Mathew
Kristen Holden-Ried
Kyle MacLachlan
Music by Andrew Lockington
Cinematography David A. Makin
Edited by Susan Maggi
Sienna Films
Martin Pope Productions
Distributed by Mongrel Media (Canada)
Redbus Film Distribution (UK)
Sony Pictures Classics
Release date
  • 19 January 2004 (2004-01-19) (Sundance)
  • 16 July 2004 (2004-07-16)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Canada
United Kingdom
Language English
Box office $581,055[1]

Touch of Pink is a 2004 Canadian-British gay-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid. The film takes its title from the Cary Grant film That Touch of Mink.


Alim is a young gay man. Born in Kenya and raised in Toronto, he moved to London to get away from his conservative upbringing. He faces the hardships of coming out to his widowed mother Nuru, as well as hardships in his relationship with his boyfriend Giles. Alim has an imaginary friend (or maybe a guardian angel or ghost friend, depending on how literally or symbolically one takes the film) who is supposedly Cary Grant, who gives Alim advice when Alim is in trouble. Unfortunately, the advice often seems to make more trouble.



"Touch of Pink" premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim,[2] a bidding war, and eventually, a sale to Sony Picture Classics.

The film received mixed reviews in its theatrical release; the consensus states: "Kyle MacLachlan does a very good imitation Cary Grant in this forced and contrived tale."[3]

The film grossed $564,535 domestically and $16,520 internationally for a worldwide total of $581,055.[1]


  1. "Sailing on the Real True Love" - Emilie-Claire Barlow
  2. "Loving the World" - Emilie-Claire Barlow
  3. "Lies of Handsome Men" - Cleo Laine
  4. "O Rama" - Susheela Raman
  5. "Nagumomo" - Susheela Raman
  6. "Summer Son" - Texas
  7. "When You Want Me" - Breakpoint feat. Jon Banfield
  8. "Tu Jahan Jahan Chalega" (taken from Bollywood film Mera Saaya) - Lata Mangeshkar
  9. "Xic" - Me and My
  10. "Concierto Grosso in a Minor-1st MVT" - Antonio Vivaldi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Touch of Pink at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ ^ Honeycutt, Kirk.Touch of Pink Hollywood Reporter, 21 January 2004.
  3. ^ Touch of Pink at Rotten Tomatoes

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