It's a Wonderful Afterlife

It's a Wonderful Afterlife

It's a Wonderful Afterlife

A comedy from the director of Bend It Like Beckham and Bride & Prejudice.

Mrs. Sethi (Shabana Azmi) is an Indian-Punjabi widow living in London who wants to marry off her only daughter, the plump and opinionated Roopi (Goldy Notay). When her matchmaking schemes are unsuccessful, Mrs Sethi decides to kill off the failed men using her culinary skills, i.e. 'killer curries'.

Unfortunately for Mrs Sethi, the spirits of the victims come back to haunt her, unable to be reincarnated until their murderer dies. Mrs Sethi vows to get her daughter married off before she tops herself. The spirits realise that helping Roopi find a suitable husband before the police catch Mrs Sethi is in their best interests.

2010Rating: M, contains drug use100 minsIndia
ComedyHorrorBollywood & Indian Cinema
Director:
Gurinder Chadha ('Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging', 'Bride & Prejudice', 'Bend It Like Beckham')
Writer:
Paul Mayeda BergesGurinder Chadha
Cast:
Sanjeev BhaskarSteve MorphewSteve JonesJamie SivesSendhil Ramamurthy

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Reviews & comments

Review

loved it

5.0

So Bad

Have to agree. This is bad. It started out okay. Bit cheesy and not great...but then it went downhill. I started checking the time to see how much longer! I didn't even bother with the gag reel.

1.0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Though an inspired, curry-spattered Carrie homage raises a smile, the plot’s paper thin, the performances precariously broad and the message (“Even fat people can find happiness!”) really sticks in the throat – especially after 100 minutes of plus-size gags.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Gurinder Chadha has near-legendary status for her barnstorming popular classic Bend It Like Beckham – but this latest misses the goal.

2.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Too much homage, too few laughs.

2.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

With jokes that routinely miss the mark and cringeworthy slapstick, this black comedy farce shouldn't work. Somehow, though, it does.

3.0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Korma Blues. Police Dahl-ema. Killer Curry. The headlines don't make pretty reading for the Southall Police Department.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Though an inspired, curry-spattered Carrie homage raises a smile, the plot’s paper thin, the performances precariously broad and the message (“Even fat people can find happiness!”) really sticks in the throat – especially after 100 minutes of plus-size gags.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Gurinder Chadha has near-legendary status for her barnstorming popular classic Bend It Like Beckham – but this latest misses the goal.

2.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Too much homage, too few laughs.

2.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

With jokes that routinely miss the mark and cringeworthy slapstick, this black comedy farce shouldn't work. Somehow, though, it does.

3.0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Korma Blues. Police Dahl-ema. Killer Curry. The headlines don't make pretty reading for the Southall Police Department.

Review

loved it

5.0

So Bad

Have to agree. This is bad. It started out okay. Bit cheesy and not great...but then it went downhill. I started checking the time to see how much longer! I didn't even bother with the gag reel.

1.0