It's A Wonderful Afterlife

  • 2010 100 minutes

    Comedy Horror

    The film is a comedy which uses satirical and Ealing Comedies|Ealing-style humour. Depicting life amongst the Asian community in United Kingdom|Britain, it is set in the London suburb of Southall.

    Mrs. Sethi (Shabana Azmi) is a widow living in Southall who wants to marry off her only daughter, for she is alone and unhappy. Her daughter, Roopi, (Goldy Notay) is a little plump and opinionated. Mrs. Sethi finds that all her matchmaking efforts to find a suitor for Roopi are rudely rejected. She avenges this behaviour toward her daughter by killing off the failed dates using her culinary skills. A police hunt begins for a serial murderer using a killer curry.{{cite news|title=Gurinder Chadha's big fat Punjabi wedding|url=|publisher=Hindustan Times |date=2010-04-20}}

    Mrs. Sethi does not feel guilty until the spirits of her victims come back to haunt her. They are unable to be reincarnated until their murderer dies. Mrs. Sethi must kill herself to free the spirits, but vows to get her daughter married off before this.

    The spirits realize that helping Roopi find a suitable husband before the police catch Mrs Sethi is in their best interests, and everyone begins to work together. Meanwhile, Roopi catches the eye of the young Sergeant investigating the case.
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  • Its A Wonderfull Afterlife
  • It's A Wonderful Afterlife (English, Panjabi)