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Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 21 November 2007 (USA)
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A feisty young woman returns to Glasgow to run her deceased father's curry house.


Pratibha Parmar


Andrea Gibb (screenplay by), Pratibha Parmar (story by)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Fraser ... Lisa MacKinlay
Shelley Conn ... Nina Shah
Art Malik ... Raj Khanna
Ronny Jhutti ... Bobbi
Veena Sood ... Suman Shah
Atta Yaqub ... Kary Shah
Zoe Henretty Zoe Henretty ... Priya Shah
Raji James Raji James ... Sanjay Khanna
Elaine C. Smith Elaine C. Smith ... Auntie Mamie
Rita Wolf ... Auntie Tumi
Kathleen McDermott Kathleen McDermott ... Janice
Kulvinder Ghir ... TV Presenter
Hritika Thaker Hritika Thaker ... Young Nina
Kavita Dass Kavita Dass ... Bollywood Bowl Child
Tariq Mullan Tariq Mullan ... Ravi


Shelley Conn plays Nina, a young woman who ran away to London to avoid an arranged marriage. She returns to Glasgow three years later (after her father dies unexpectedly of a heart-attack) to find his gambling problem means the family restaurant has to be sold. To save it Nina decides to compete in a TV curry competition. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A romantic feast rich with the tastes of life, love and spices See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Described by producer Chris Atkins as "the worst film that I or anyone else has produced." See more »


In the dance studio, as Fish and the other two dancers are about to leave Nina and her friend alone, crew and equipment are reflected in the full-length mirror. See more »


Lisa: I really want this, me and you. I've never felt like this before! Let's tell everyone!
Nina: I gotta go. I can't do this just now, Lisa.
Lisa: [looks disappointed]
[later, Nina rushes in the kitchen]
Lisa: I thought you'd run away from me.
Nina: Not yet. But I'm thinking about it.
Lisa: Of course you are. That''s what you always do.
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User Reviews

A fun film
3 February 2007 | by verity5000See all my reviews

Great to see this kind of film out on general release in British cinemas and now on DVD. It's about time! One thing I would say is that if I were a sixteen year old girl or so, this would be my favourite film for a good while because of the 'girl-on-girl action'. But don't get me wrong this is definitely about women and not girls!

Well done Pratibha Parmar for bringing this fun-loving film, full of diversity of many kinds, out for all to see. I look forward to seeing more.

This film marks a time where more and more expressions of true love, identity and passion should be allowed onto the big screen for the mainstream to see. There are plenty of interesting works out there, which are simply not being allowed into the cinema for people to see because there is deemed to be 'no audience'. So pay attention to what you chose to see! It's people that determine what's out there and what isn't.

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Release Date:

21 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Receita do Amor See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$267, 25 November 2007

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