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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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A look at the fallout from Britain's departure from India in 1947, when the land was distributed between India and Pakistan.

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Curry Man (Mr. Bhatti)
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A&E Doctor
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Earnest Reporter
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Detective Hughes
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D S Raj Murthy
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D I Smythe
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Mrs. Sethi
Goldy Notay ...
Roopi Sethi
Sacha Shilov ...
Bike Kid
Teghvir Gujral ...
Bike Kid
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Bike Kid
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Jazz Sethi
Jack Gordon ...
Ari
Shaheen Khan ...
Kebab Woman (Manjit Kaur)
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Old Woman at Market
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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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A romantic comedy of karmic proportions. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for drug content and comic violent images | See all certifications »
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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£464,468 (UK) (23 April 2010)
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Trivia

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

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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 »

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Kebab Woman: [as ghosts observing Roopi] She shouldn't drink so much
Curry Man: [Muttering] She shouldn't eat so much... she'll scare everyone away
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It's an Average Afterlife
10 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It might be a Wonderful Afterlife but it was even better when the movie ended. The story was basic and average and it didn't really hit you from the start. Sure the movie started off all good and well but when the spirits appeared, there were one or two funny scenes but it started becoming boring after a while and before you knew it, it started to drag on for too long. The characters weren't really well written and you just simply didn't care what happened to them. The acting wasn't good either as the actors could have done a little better in playing as their characters, although the actors who played the spirits were amusing from time to time. The writing is hit-and-miss because even though there were some okay scenes in the movie, sometimes it could drag on for too long. The directing isn't really bad and the script wasn't either but the movie just felt too rushed and unnecessary. There were quite a few scenes you could have taken out and you wouldn't have missed anything from the story.

It was good for the first half an hour however, slowly but surely, it started to become tedious and boring. The acting wasn't bad but I have seen miles better from some of the cast such as Sendhil Ramamurthy, who plays Mohinder in Heroes. However, Sally Hawkins was great as Linda and she really lit up the movie. The movie's humour felt like it was trying to force itself to be funny too many times and, I admit, there were times when I laughed a little at the movie but there were some scenes that felt way too forced when it came to the humour department. There was one scene that just felt totally thrown in and random, I can't say much without spoiling the movie but you'll know what I mean if you decide to watch the movie, the scene involves Sally Hawkins. I was also disappointed with the fact that Preeya Kalidas, better known as Amira in Eastenders, was only in the movie for ten seconds. They should have used her more in the movie, as she is a great actress. Overall, if you want a movie that's hysterical, don't choose this one but if you want a comedy that is mildly entertaining, doesn't take itself seriously and will kill time, then this is perfect.

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