Touch of Pink (2004)

Touch of Pink is a 2004 movie about Alim (Jimi Mistry), a young gay Ismaili Muslim man. He faces the hardships of coming out of the closet to his mother Nuru (Suleka Mathew), as well as hardships in his relationship with Giles (Kristen Holden-Ried). Alim has an imaginary friend (or maybe a guardian angel or ghost friend, depending on how literally or symbolically one takes the film) who is supposedly Cary Grant. Grant (Kyle MacLachlan) gives Alim advice when Alim is in trouble. Unfortunately, the advice often seems to make more trouble.


Jimi Mistry as Alim
Kyle MacLachlan as Spirit of Cary Grant
Suleka Mathew as Nuru
Kristen Holden-Ried as Giles
Brian George as Hassan
Veena Sood as Dolly
Raoul Bhaneja as Khaled
Liisa Repo-Martell as Delia

I liked this movie, the director could deliver this lightly although the subject was a heavy one. I think he did a great job on directing the movie.

A picture of Jimi Mistry

and one of Kristen Holden-Ried

best quote:

Nuru: Laughter is the very best medicine, hmm?
Alim: Then I must be in the placebo group.



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