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Nina's Heavenly Delights
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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Nina's Heavenly Delights hints at better-simmered versions of similar dishes."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"This movie's heart is in the right place, which is one way of saying it's terrible."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"offers high production values while telling a conventional tale with several moderately unexpected twists."
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl
"You know a cross-cultural, gender-bending dramedy has issues, when its most memorable moment is a blasphemous, bouncy Bollywood musical finale featuring a female impersonator."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"It's a lovely ideal, and the food dishes are photographed scrumptiously, but the whole thing comes off undercooked."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"A lightweight and sentimental exercise that succeeds at little except maybe inspiring the viewer to go out and find a decent curry."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"Parmar's film is light and sweet, comfort food dressed up with a dash of exotic spice."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Time Out New York
"Touches of magic realism indicate we are in an ideal world where love will, if not conquer everything, then pretty much hug it into submission."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Parmar scores pleasant performances across the board...Yet the story is bland, like it's been over-workshopped in a screenwriting class, too polite and too smooth around the edges."
‑ Jay Antani, Boxoffice Magazine
"I wanted to like it, but this new Glasgow-set drama really is weak."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"This combination of melodrama, comedy, music and romance eventually falls under the weight of its endlessly stereotypical characters, dialogue and situations."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"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."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"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."
‑ Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine
"The novelty value of an east meets west cultural dynamic isn't enough to disguise how late Nina's Heavenly Delights is to the celluloid coming out party."
‑ Geoff Berkshire,
"In her feature debut, filmmaker Pratibha Parmar falls back on every cliché she's supposedly trying to undermine."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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