Presented by Indian Films in association with Studio 18, IT'S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE is a keenly anticipated 'killer romantic comedy' from Gurinder Chadha, the international award-winning director of box office hits like BHAJI ON THE BEACH, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM and BRIDE & PREJUDICE (which had been dubbed in Hindi, and titled BALLE BALLE AMRITSAR TO LA).
The film is produced by Indian Films and Bend It Films in association with Studio 18.
Starring veteran actress Shabana Azmi in a pivotal role, IT'S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE, tells the story of a hysterical Punjabi mother who will go to extreme lengths to get her only daughter married. It additionally stars an ensemble international cast comprising Goldy Notay, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Sally Hawkins, Mark Addy, Zoe Wanamaker and Jimi Mistry.
The film has a host of top-of-the-line mainstream distributors like Icon (Australia), Prokino (Germany), Lusomundo (Portugal), Central Partnership (Russia & CIS), Sterkinekor (South Africa), TF1 (France), Front Row (Middle East) and Odeon (Greece & Cyprus), to name a few.
While in UK Icon is releasing it on April 21, than Studio 18 will release the film in India and Pakistan on May 7.
MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING and SHAUN OF THE DEAD meet in this charming comedy romp about an Indian-Punjabi mother taking her obsession with marriage into frighteningly funny territory.
Mrs Sethi, a widow, can't bear the thought of her only daughter being alone and unhappy. Okay, she's a little plump and opinionated...but she would make a great wife for some lucky man, if only she were given a chance. When Mrs. Sethi 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.
Mrs. Sethi doesn't feel too guilty until the spirits of her victims come back to haunt her as they are unable to be reincarnated until their murderer dies. Mrs. Sethi has no problem killing herself - she'll get to see her dead husband again - but how can she go before her beloved daughter is married?
The spirits realize that helping Mrs. Sethi's daughter find a suitable husband before the police catch her is their only chance for a wonderful afterlife!
It's a big bloody wedding and a comic feast which takes the phrase 'I could murder a curry' to hysterical new heights.