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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

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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
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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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If fate can't find you...Mother will. See more »


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

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£464,468 (UK) (23 April 2010)
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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 »

Goofs

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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Chief Superintendent: Get me a suspect
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Features Crossing Over with John Edward (1999) See more »

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Unbelievably bad....don't bother going to see it!
24 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I cannot believe that I have just come back from watching this film at the cinema, and the best thing about going was watching the film trailers before the actual film started. This is categorised as a "comedy horror"....it wasn't funny, and it would not scare my 5 year old nephew. The scary part was how bad the acting was and the storyline. The film concept did not work and it felt like a lot of the attempted jokes were too forced. The director attempted to make a film that would appeal to everyone but ended up as a huge disaster and did not have the fundamentals of being a good film. The director has made other hit films such as Bend It Like Beckham and Bride and Predajice and they were much more entertaining to watch. It was very surprised that such a highly rated directer managed to make such a mess of this film and I cannot think of one memorable part of the film that would encourage me to recommend it to others.


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