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It's a Wonderful Afterlife (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 21 April 2010 (UK)
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A comedy centered on an Indian mother who takes her obsession with marriage into the world of serial murder.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Curry Man (Mr. Bhatti)
A&E Doctor
Earnest Reporter
Jamie Sives ...
Detective Hughes
D S Raj Murthy
D I Smythe
Mrs. Sethi
Goldy Notay ...
Roopi Sethi
Sacha Shilov ...
Bike Kid
Teghvir Gujral ...
Bike Kid
Harry Rance ...
Bike Kid
Jazz Sethi
Shaheen Khan ...
Kebab Woman (Manjit Kaur)
Old Woman at Market


Southall Police are baffled by four successive homicides of East Indians, and request Detective Raj Murthy to mingle with the local community and find out who is behind the murders. Raj does so and meets with his childhood girlfriend, Roopi Sethi, who lives with her widowed mother and brother, Jazz. Both continue to meet and an unsuspecting Raj will be taken by surprise when his superiors consider Roopi as a suspect in these homicides as she knew all the deceased victims. Before they could take any further steps, a fifth homicide occurs - that of Mrs. Goldstein. Again this victim is also known to Roopi, but in order to arrest her, they must find evidence and also a motive. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Finding the right man can be MURDER See more »

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Rated PG-13 for drug content and comic violent images | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

21 April 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Hai Marjawaan!  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£464,468 (UK) (23 April 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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There's an actor called Jack Gordon in both It's a Wonderful Life and It's a Wonderful Afterlife. See more »


Roopi's DNA is checked for a match against a hair left by the killer, but comes back negative. However, the hair belongs to her mother and any follicle would share mitochondrial DNA, which would definitely be picked up during the test. See more »


Speed dater: I got speed dates to my left I got speed dates to my right Don't you worry about me I'll speed date you all night.
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Not a typical romantic movie
10 May 2010 | by (Mumbai, India) – See all my reviews

Let me start with the end, which is the end credits Stayin Alive with Punjabi Remixed and the bloopers in the movie that are running with it. Its like two best worlds coming together!! Only Bally Sagoo could have pulled this off!! I really like Gurinder Chaddha movies since Bend It like Beckham, the whole Punjabi touch to the movie that she gets, the wedding season and the all the food that comes with it which is like what Punjabis die for (or work for). In this movie, you had all the elements put in place, you have good music, wedding, punjabi style the whole NRI culture based out of London. The other added elements that make it a dark comedy, but surely not scary.

Overall with all the elements are placed the only thing is it NOT a typical romance film with some really funny moments.

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