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Nina's Heavenly Delights (2007)



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Nina Shah, a young Scottish Asian woman, Nina left home under a cloud after a row with her father but when he dies suddenly, Nina is forced to return. Her return reunites her with her childhood friend Bobbi, a wannabe Bollywood drag queen and brings her face to face with Lisa, a charismatic young woman who now owns half the restaurant. Then Nina discovers her father's secret--The New Taj has been selected for The Best of the West Curry Competition. In the turbulent days that follow, Nina (helped by Lisa) embarks on a personal mission to win the trophy for the third time. But Nina's feelings are thrown into turmoil when she realizes that she is falling in love.

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Shelley Conn
as Nina Shah
Laura Fraser
as Lisa MacKinlay
Art Malik
as Raj Khanna
Raji James
as Sanjay Khanna
Veena Sood
as Suman Shah
Raad Rawi
as Mohan Shah
Atta Yaqub
as Kary Shah
Elaine C. Smith
as Auntie Mamie
Zoe Henretty
as Priya Shah
Rita Wolf
as Auntie Tumi
Kulvinder Ghir
as TV Presenter
Hritika Thaker
as Young Nina
Kavita Dass
as Bollywood Bowl Child
Umar Ahmed
as Ghandi, A Chutney Queen
Gillian J. Anderson
as Bollywood Dancer
Lynne Anderson
as Bollywood Dancer
Rebecca Green
as Bollywood Dancer
Lynsey Hatfield
as Bollywood Dancer
Maggs McMahon
as Bollywood Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Nina's Heavenly Delights

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (12)

Nina's Heavenly Delights hints at better-simmered versions of similar dishes.

February 1, 2008 | Rating: 2/4

A lightweight and sentimental exercise that succeeds at little except maybe inspiring the viewer to go out and find a decent curry.

December 7, 2007 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

This combination of melodrama, comedy, music and romance eventually falls under the weight of its endlessly stereotypical characters, dialogue and situations.

December 5, 2007

This movie's heart is in the right place, which is one way of saying it's terrible.

November 30, 2007 | Rating: 1/4

A cloying blend of Bollywood sentiment and Amélie whimsy, Nina's Heavenly Delights is a lesbian-foodie fairy tale that keeps its appetites well under control.

November 30, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/5

It's ironic how a film whose outcome depends on the difference between technical perfection and perceived, artistic greatness, would itself prove a slave to shallow screenplay mechanics deprived of nuance.

November 25, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Nina's Heavenly Delights

I really loved Pratibha Parmar's work on "Nina's Heavenly Delights" and that's the reason I am so pissed off that there is rarely a chance for the character of a dyke to be realistically portrayed - or at least, believably enough for the gay audience to give it a pass. Laura Fraser is cute, but why on earth can't we see a real dyke playing a dyke on screen? Are they so hard to find? That's alI I have to say on this. "Politiki Kouzina" for lesbians!

Anastasia  Bartzoulianou
Anastasia Bartzoulianou

Super Reviewer

Great movie!! Excellent story plot. This movie follows the life of Nina who has a special interest and talent in cuisine that was taught alongside her father. She comes home for her father's funeral and soon embarks upon new changes in life, especially discovering love. Great cast- Raji James, Shelley Conn, Laura Fraser, and Francisco Bosch. Fantastic music!! Definitely worthy.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer


Very fun, very cute lesbian romance with a hint of Bollywood and lots of Scottish charme. The German audience at the Gay & Lesbian film festival was very, very thankful about the subtitles - Glasgow accent is always a challenge.

Ina S
Ina S

Super Reviewer

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