Touch of Pink

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  92 min.
Release Date: July 16, 2004
DVD: December 14, 2004

Current rating: Rating: 4.29
based on 187 votes and 15 reviews
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Cast: Jimi Mistry, Kyle MacLachlan, Kris Holden-Reid, Suleka Mathew, Brian George, Veena Sood, Raoul Bhaneja, Liisa Repo-Martell


Alim (Jimi Mistry) is so caught up in the romance, style and dreams of old Hollywood that he thinks he's living with the spirit of Cary Grant (Kyle MacLachlan). A young, South Asian Canadian based in London, Alim lives with a handsome, charming intelligent English boyfriend, Giles (Kristen Holden-Reid), who is completely unaware of his lover's fantasy life. Alim and Giles are happy together, despite Cary's presence, until Alim's mother Nuru (Suleka Matthew) shows up for a visit. Totally unaware that her son is gay, let alone that he is living with Giles, Nuru has come to London to find Alim a proper Ismaili-Muslim girlfriend and to convince him to come home to Canada. With his mother in the picture, Alim's different worlds quickly begin to collide, and he has to choose between his fantasy life with Cary and the earthlier pleasures of real life.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Mostly Canadian supporting cast; partly filmed in Toronto, Ontario.

Director: Ian Iqbal Rashid
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Jennifer Kawaja, Julia Sereny, Martin Pope
Screenplay: Ian Iqbal Rashid
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  • 3 stars "A charming comedy about modern love and traditional family values. Great performances by all."