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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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Director: Gurinder Chadha
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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
Harry Rance ...
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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Storyline

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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Nearly all of Madhav Sharma's role was cut. 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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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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Spoofs Carrie (1976) See more »

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Really funny!!!
11 September 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

One of the funniest movies in a while! The director gets the whole Indians abroad thing to absolute perfection. One felt like one had met everyone on screen before! All the actors except Shabhana Azmi were really good. OK...the actor who plays her daughter wasn't brilliant either but at least she wasn't full of herself. The plot itself was rather cute and the editing is very well done. Only issue with it is that the target audience is rather limited. You need to either be an Indian living abroad or know enough Indians living abroad to get most of the jokes. The whole thing is not to be taken seriously for even a moment of course!

This one gives Bend it like Beckham a serious run for its money.


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