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Reference number: 7195

Date: 2006

Director: d. Pratibha Parmar

Producer: [line Angela Murray]

Production company: [ Kali Films / S2S Films]

Sound: sound

Certificate: PG

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 120.00 mins

Description: Nina Shah is a feisty young woman who left home under a cloud after a row with her father. After his sudden death, Nina returns to the family owned Indian restaurant. Her return brings her face to face with many surprises - her father's gambling debts, potent friendships from her childhood, Bollywood spectacle all blended with romance and laughter. With courage and enormous vitality Nina battles to win back the family business, with the Best of the West curry competition... and finds the divine taste of love in this spicy, mouth-watering, feel-good comedy.

See also website [last accessed 26/2/2010]

Credits: [Suman Shah Veena Sood
Kary Shah Atta Yaqub
Priya Shah Zoe Henretty
Sanjay Khanna Raji James
Auntie Mamie Elaine C. Smith]
Auntie Tumi Rita Wolf
Janice Kathleen McDermott
TV Presenter Kulvinder Ghir
Young Nina Hritika Thaker
Bollywood Bowl Child Kavita Dass
Ravi Tariq Mullan
The Chutney Queens Fish - Adam Sinc, Shriv - Francisco Bosch, Ghandi - Umar Ahmed, Mohan - Raad Rawi
Bollywood Dancers Gillian J. Anderson, Lynne Anderson, Rebecca Green, Lynsey Hatfirld, Maggs McMahon

story by Patibha Parmar
line p. Angela Murray
assoc. p. Neil Chordia, Megan Davis, Trea Hoving
cinematographer Simin Dennis
ed. Mark Finlay
p. designer Andy Harris
location man. Derek Yeaman
make-up designer Jacqui Mallet
composer Steve Isles
addit. tracks Spring Heel Jack and Joi

focus puller Derrick Peters
ass. camera Nora McGoldrick
camera trainee Jo McCormack
grip David Morrison
gaffer Stephen Arthur
electricians Callum Milne, Alan Fraser
steadicam Nigel Clarkson, Jan Pester
jimmy jib Danny Bishop
rigger Chris Belcourt
electrician David Wilson
stills Neil Davidson, Graeme Hunter
second unit d. ph. John Rhodes
2nd camera Alan McSheehy
2nd camera operator Simon Vickery
p. co-ordinator Nicky Moss
ass. co-ordinator Victoria Dabbs
p. ass. Brian Coffey
p. runner Neil McCormack
p. trainee Anita Patel
1st ass. d. Patrick Conroy
2nd ass. d. Michael Queen
3rd ass. d. Susie Lee
floor runner Ewan Stewart
runner / driver Claire MacKay
chaperone Anne Rankin
sc. supervisor Helen Andre
unti man. David Taylor
sd. rec. Louis Kramer
boom operator Alastair Mason
sd. trainee Gordon Forbes
Bobbi's van art Ghulam Sarwar
art d. Margaret Horspool
props buyer Sue Morrison
standby art d. Fiona Gavin
props master Piero Jamieson
standby props John Knight
trainee standby props Iain Gower
dressing props Stewart Cunningham, David Weatherstone
props driver Roddy Garden
graphic artist Frances Connell
art dept. runner Zoe Wright
food stylist Daniel Roberts
trainee art dept. runner Alan Ballany
storyboard artist Ninian Doff
construction man. Ross Balfour
carpenter Martin Fallon
painter Sandy Borthwick, James Shovlin, Jim O'Donnell
stage hand James Haley
costume designer Louise Allen, Bobby McCulla
costume supervisor Susie Wills, David Culbert, Mandy Bryan
costume ass. Kirsteen Naismith
costume buyer Marina MacLean
make-up artist Amy Buchanan, Nicole Tulloch
addit. make-up Barbara Findlay
casting consultant Suzie Figgis
addit. casting Harry Jones
extra's casting Alison Wallace
choereographer's ass. Gillian J. Anderson
ass. choreographers Damien Delaney, Tania Matos
dialect coach Glasgow Jo Cameron Brown
dialect coach London Ken Robertson
EPK Ben Michell
unit nurse Stef Swiatek, Claire Gerrard, Karen Cox
assembly ed. Rachel Tunnard
on set visual effects supervisor Mark Tran-Tremble
post production supervisor Chris Atkins
post production co-ordinator Dan Bentham
ass. post production co-ordinator Daniel Prim
digital grade Midnight Transfer
digital grade p. Greg Barrett
digital grade conform Paul Shore
colourist John Claude
online ed. Gwillym Hewetson
post visual effects supervisor Fani Vassiadi
compositor / CGI artist Thierry Muller, Marc Hutchins
supervising sd. ed. / sd. designer Vincent Watts
dialogue / foley / ADR ed. / recordist Stephen Goldsmith
re-recording mixer Vincent Watts, Steve Haynes
ass. mixer Sean Hannah
addit. ADR Savalas

Post production facilities provided by Midnight Transfer, S2S Digital Film Post, Lypsync Post
Prints by Soho Images
Titles designed by Skaramoosh

graphic designer Bob Hough, Akiko Matsura
graphics p. Rebecca Parsons
clearances Flora Dog
m. supervisor Fiona McBlane
piping instructor Gordon Allan
London runner Pia Furtado
production runners Donald McDonald, Christopher Sanderson, Graeme Fyfe
runner Ralph Ainsworth
floor runners Robin Haig, Lisa Baruffati, Craig McLaren, Scott Mowbray, Cameron Howatson
driver Peter Gangel, Wayne Wright

Pickups Crew
p. co-ordinator Becca Ellson
camera ass. Richard Mitchell
sd. rec. Vincent Watts, Stephen Goldsmith
boom operator Daniel Tudoe Owen
make-up Anne Fenton, Bryony Blake
runner Daniel Prim
food stylist Nicola Herft

For Scion Films
head of business and legal Megan Davis
business and legal Balvinder Gill, Ben Thomas
p. acoountant Joanne Sennitt
p. ass. Beverley Reid
p. accountant Catrina Luna
ass. accountant Naomi Adams-Strump
p. auditor Steve Joberns, Alison McGuire, AGN Shipleys
production legals Simon Goldberg, Razwanna Akram, Simons Muirhead & Burton
completion guarantor Sheila Fraser Milne, Film Finances

Soundtrack available on Silva Screen Records
"I'm In The Mood For Dancing" written by Ben Findon, Mike Myers and Robert Puzey. Perfomed by The Nolans. Licensed courtesy of Sony BMG Commercvial Markets UK. Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

"Space Between" written by Steve Isles, Jamie Cullum and Esther Alexander. Perfomed by Elcho feat. Esther Alexander. Copyright Control.

"I'm In the Mood For Dancing" remixes by Spring Heel Jack and Joi. Engineered by Bruno Ellingham.

"Aap Jasia Koi" written by Biddhu/Indivar. Performed by Nadia Hassan courtesy of Universal Music India Pvt. Ltd. Licensed by kind permissino from the Film & TV Licensing Division part of the Universal Music Group. Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.

"Chalte Chalte" composed by Ghulam Mohammed. Lyrics by Kaifi Mangeshkar. Performed by Lata Mangeshkar. Licensed courtesy of Saregama PLC / Silva Screen Records Ltd. Published by Saregama India / Saregama PLC

"Lost In You" performed by Shelley Pool. Written by Paul Statham and Sheeley Pool and Shelley McErlaine. Appears courtesy of Transitor. Published by Warner/Cahppell and Stage 3 Music

"Just A Tasts" performed by Brit and Alex. Written and composed by Christopher A. Stewart / Brit Smith / Alex Smith. © 2005 March Ninth Music Publishing / Songs of Peer Ltd. / Hometown LLC. By permission of Peermusic (UK) Ltd. London and Hometown LLC.

"Kiss Kiss" written by Aksu / James / Welton-Jaimes. Performed by Holly Valance. Appears courtesy of Rhino UK. Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd. and MCS Music

"Ina Mina Dika" composed by C. Ramchandra. Lyrics by Rajinder Krishan. Performed by Asha Bhosle. Appears courtesy of Saregama PLC / Silva Screen Records Ltd. Published by Saregama India / Saregama PLC

"Dance With You" written by Rekhi / Sean / Dhaliwal. Performed by Rishi Rich Project featuring Jay Sean and Juggy D. Appears courtesy of Virgin Records. Publsihed by Universal Music Publishing Ltd., Windswept Music and 2.9 Publishing

"Daydream Believer" written by John Stewart. Performed by The Monkees. Courtesy of Rhino UK by arrangement with Rhino Entertainment. Published by EMI Muisc Publishing.

"Reach For Me" written and produced by Steve Isles and Jamie Cullum. Performed by Kirsty Hawkshaw. Appears courtesy of Sony BMG Music. Published by BMG Zomba

"Pyar Kiya to Dama Kya" composed by Naushad. Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni. Performed by Lata Mangeshkar. Appears courtesy of Sarengana PLC / Silva Screen Records Ltd. Published by Saregama India Ltd. / Saregama PLC.

"Maybe That's What It Takes" written by Alex Parkes and Helen Boulding. Performed by Alex Parkes courtesy of of Polydor UK Ltd. Licensed by kind permission from The Film & TV Licensing Division part of the Universal Music Group. Published by Warner / Chappell BMG Publishing and MCS Music

"You Got Me Crazy" written by Isles / Cullum / Novack. Perfomed Elcho feat. Sara Novack. Copyright Control

A very special thanks from Pratibha Parmar to: Nina Parmar my sister for the gift of her name and Shaheen Haq whose love inspired this story.
Special thanks Paresh Mehta, Gigi Eligolloff, Asif & Peri Haq, Master Clinicians, Simon R. Baynes
Thanks to Jonathan Channon, The Actors Centre, Dorothy Allen, Sanxe Loveji, Kevin Phela, Neil Harris [... et al ...]

Shot on HDCam. C

Shotlist: NINA'S HEAVENLY DELIGHTS (PG) is a surprising love story where Scottish humour 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 engaged in her own highly personal identity crisis. NINA had 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 realises 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.

[synopsis from official website at, last accessed 15/3/2007]