Heavenly Delight to be served up next month

A FEATURE film written by Scot, Andrea Gibb, and filmed partly in Inverclyde, is to be released in the UK at the end of next month.

Nina’s Heavenly Delights, billed as “a vibrant and highly original comedy that is a spicy combination of family, food and surprises,” has been given a release date of the 29th.

A directorial debut for Pratibha Parmar, the film stars Art Malik and Kulvinder Ghir, plus Scottish actors Laura Fraser and Atta Yaqub. Fraser’s credits include Scot, Richard Jobson’s Sixteen Years of Alcohol; while Yaqub starred in Ken Loach’s Ae Fond Kiss, written by Paul Laverty, who was long based in Glasgow.

Fraser plays the wife of cyclist, Graeme Obree, in The Flying Scotsman, which is opening this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, a week on Monday.

The movie centres on main character, young Scottish Asian, Nina Shah – played by Shelley Conn – who is required to return home, to the family-owned Indian restaurant, following the death of her father.

Encountering various difficulties along the way, her main aim is to fulfil her father’s dream that the restaurant wins the ‘Best of the West’ curry competition.

Gibb’s writing credits include Afterlife, which won a variety of awards, and starred Lindsay Duncan and Kevin McKidd.

Her next film was the critically-acclaimed and also award-winning drama, Dear Frankie, which starred Gerard Butler and Emily Mortimer.

Nina’s Heavenly Delights is being distributed by Verve Pictures.