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  • Summary: Nina's Heavenly Delights is a surprising love story where Scottish humor meets Bollywood spectacle! It follows the mixed fortunes of a Glaswegian family, the Shahs and their award winning Indian restaurant, The New Taj. The story is told through the eyes of Nina Shah, a young Scottish Asian woman. Nina had left home under a cloud after an argument 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, but exhilarating days that follow, Nina, with Lisa's help, 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. Can her feelings ever be reciprocated? And, if they are, what will this mean for Nina and her family? (Regent Releasing) Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. 63
    Light and sweet, comfort food dressed up with a dash of exotic spice.
  2. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    Stereotypes abound, dialogue is conventional and pace scattered. Still, resulting stew is pleasant.
  3. A lesbian-foodie fairy tale that keeps its appetites well under control. The title may hint at naughty pleasures, but the director, Pratibha Parmar, is more interested in pappadams than passion.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Ordona
    There are a few surprising flavors in Nina's Heavenly Delights, but it's more of a samosa than a meal. The ceiling is set pretty low when characters start exhorting each other to "follow your heart." Which they do, early and often.
  5. Reviewed by: Abigail Deutsch
    "A difficult choice, between perfection and heavenly delight," crows the announcer at an Indian-cooking contest during this movie's climax. Sadly, Pratibha Parmar's Nina's Heavenly Delights offers neither.
  6. A lightweight and sentimental exercise that succeeds at little except maybe inspiring the viewer to go out and find a decent curry.
  7. 25
    This movie's heart is in the right place, which is one way of saying it's terrible.
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  1. TB.
    Nov 27, 2007
    I really wanted to like this movie at the SF GLT film festival this year. Sadly, me and my entire party were thoroughly disppointed. The script was laughably trite and cliched. I'm sad I'll never get those 2 hrs of my life back. Collapse