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It's a Wonderful Afterlife (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 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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Gurinder Chadha
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjeev Bhaskar ... Curry Man (Mr. Bhatti)
Steve Morphew ... A&E Doctor
Steve Jones ... Earnest Reporter
Jamie Sives ... Detective Hughes
Sendhil Ramamurthy ... D S Raj Murthy
Mark Addy ... D I Smythe
Shabana Azmi ... Mrs. Sethi
Goldy Notay ... Roopi Sethi
Sacha Shilov Sacha Shilov ... Bike Kid
Teghvir Gujral Teghvir Gujral ... Bike Kid
Harry Rance Harry Rance ... Bike Kid
Ray Panthaki ... Jazz Sethi
Jack Gordon ... Ari
Shaheen Khan Shaheen Khan ... Kebab Woman (Manjit Kaur)
Lalita Ahmed ... 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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 »

Quotes

Mrs. Sethi: [dying] I wanted to be with my husband... there's nothing left for me... except see you with a husband as good as mine.
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Spoofs Carrie (1976) See more »

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Bit of a mix but nice simple easy watch
19 November 2013 | by TopBobUKSee all my reviews

Certainly not as bad as other reviews have made out. I knew nothing about the film in advance but had an expectation of a humorous horror. That's what I got. I didn't expect an Oscar winner, or something taxing with multiple subplots, or some subtext relating to Bolshevik Russia - and I wasn't disappointed in this. In terms of horror, comedy, crime thriller, love story, family relationships and everything else thrown into the film I found most aspects were topped by other films. None of these bits rose above the others and none stood out as particularly good. It was therefore a bit mellow and so a pretty simple watch. Some pop stars these days are raved about but I really wouldn't have them as anything other than background music at a dinner party. This warranted a bit more attention than a background film whilst I potter about the house, although I was occasionally tempted to grab a cup of tea and check my phone for emails/messages without pausing it. I am sure was not the wish of the director/producer. However, there was enough to hold me for the whole film. I thought the presentation and acting was as expected with the whole thing being slightly above average - hence the 6/10.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Punjabi

Release Date:

21 April 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

It's a Wonderful Afterlife See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,321,438
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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