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Year: 2010
USA: UTV Communications
UK: Icon Film Distribution
Cast: Jimi Mistry, Shabana Azmi, Goldy Notay, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Zoe Wanamaker, Mark Addy, Sally Hawkins, Steve Morphew, Jamie Sives, Goldy Notay, Sacha Shilov, Panthaki, Jack Gordon, Shaheen Khan, Saraj Chaudhry, Adlyn Ross, Ash Varrez
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Country: UK
USA & UK: 100 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for for drug content and comic violent images
UK Certificate: 12A contains comic horror and infrequent soft drug use
USA Release Date: 8 October 2010
UK Release Date: 21 April 2010


From the team behind BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM comes this year's new romantic comedy, IT'S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE. Award-winning director, Gurinder Chadha, is back with an Indian mum whose match-making efforts turn deadly when she tries to marry off her daughter.

In this killer comedy, Mrs Sethi (Shabana Azmi) can't bear the thought of her daughter being alone and unhappy. When she can no longer stomach the rudeness of families who refuse her daughter, she takes matters into her own hands with the only way she knows... Suddenly a police hunt begins for a serial murderer who cooks a killer curry but will her daughter find love before the police come knocking on their door? IT'S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE is a comic feast which takes the phrase 'I could murder a curry' to hysterical new heights.

The international cast includes Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins (HAPPY GO LUCKY), BAFTA-nominated Zoë Wanamaker (HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE), Jimi Mistry (EAST IS EAST, THE GURU, ROCKNROLLA), BAFTA-nominated Sanjeev Bhaskar (THE KUMARS AT NO 42), Mark Addy (THE FULL MONTY), the legendary Shabana Azmi (FIRE, GODMOTHER, ARTH, MADAME SOUSATZKA), Sendhil Ramamurthy (HEROES) and Ray Panthaki (EASTENDERS). The film also reunites the cast of BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM including Shaheen Khan (BRITZ), Ash Varrez (BHAJI ON THE BEACH) and Adlyn Ross (SHIFTY).

Building on Chadha's record for discovering new talent, the main lead is played by the newcomer, Goldy Notay who will be seen in the upcoming sequel SEX AND THE CITY 2.

IT'S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE has been produced and directed by the BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated Gurinder Chadha (BRIDE & PREJUDICE, ANGUS, THONGS AND PERFECT SNOGGING), who has also written the screenplay with her longstanding writing partner and husband, Paul Mayeda Berges.

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