Touch of Pink

A FILM BY Ian Iqbal Rashid

A touch of movie magic!
-,Hollywood Reporter
A true romantic comedy, closely following the formula of the Cary Grant/Rock Hudson/Doris Day movies of the late 50s and early 60s, Touch Of Pink relies more on witty dialogue and an underlying current of irony than on plot twists.
-Susan Walker,Toronto Star
Hilarious!
-,New York Post

Synopsis

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, Ismaili Canadian based in London, Alim lives with a handsome, charming intelligent English boyfriend, Giles (Kristen Holden-Ried), 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 Mathew) 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. Touch of Pink combines a contemporary clash of cultures, values and sexuality, with the pleasures of an old fashioned romantic comedy.

Release Date

Original Languages: English
Genre: Canadian, Comedy, Drama
Running Time: 91 min.
Year: 2004

CREDITS

CAST
Jimi Mistry
Kyle MacLachlan
DIRECTED BY
Ian Iqbal Rashid

PHOTOS

Left to right: Kyle MacLachlan as the Spirit of Cary Grant, Jimi Mistry as Alim; Photo by Carol Racicot
Left to right: Suleka Mathew as Nuru, Veena Sood as Dolly; Photo by Carol Racicot
Left to right: Jimi Mistry as Alim, Suleka Mathew as Nuru, Kristen Holden-Ried as Giles; Photo by Carol Racicot
Left to right: Kyle MacLachlan as the Spirit of Cary Grant, Jimi Mistry as Alim; Photo by Carol Racicot
Left to right: Suleka Mathew as Nuru, Director Ian Iqbal Rashid; Photo by Carol Racicot
Kyle MacLachlan as the Spirit of Cary Grant, Photo by Carol Racicot