Formulaic ‘Touch of Pink’ is in need of a deeper shade of plot
By Wesley Morris, Globe Staff
July 23, 2004
Written and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid, this is one of those closet-case romances — a witless, insultingly simplistic one — in which the nonwhite half of an interracial couple has to pull the blinds on their lifestyle when his Indian mother, Nura (Suleka Mathew), blows into their London apartment from Toronto. The movie seems to have decided on this arrangement both for a lack of anything better to do and because the movie is enslaved to its formula.
Just we all needed, another “we must hide our interracial relationship” plotline. Hasn’t this been done enough, and badly too?