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Nina’s Heavenly Delights
Friday October 19, 7:00 p.m.
Cinema 21
Directed by Pratibha Parmar
UK, 92 Minutes, In English


Nina Shah is a young Scottish Asian woman living away from her family in London having left home under a cloud after a row with her father. When her father dies suddenly, Nina is forced to return home. There she is reunited with two childhood friends Bobbi, a wannabe Bollywood drag queen and Lisa, a charismatic young woman who now owns half the restaurant.

Nina discovers that her father’s award-winning restaurant, The New Taj, is a finalist in the Best of the West Curry Competition. Her mother and brother want to sell the restaurant while Nina wants to fufill her father’s ambition of winning the competition despite their protestations. In the turbulent days that follow, Nina (helped by Lisa) embarks on a personal mission to win the trophy for her father. But Nina’s feelings are thrown into turmoil when she realises that she is falling in love with Lisa. Can her feelings ever be reciprocated? And, if they are, what will this mean for Nina and her family.