It's a Wonderful Afterlife (2010)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Horror Comedy  |   Release Date - Oct 8, 2010 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

A devoted Indian mother resorts to murder in hopes of helping her pleasantly plump daughter find a husband, but discovers that her plan is far from perfect when the spirits of her victims return to haunt her in this supernatural comedy from writer/director Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham). Mrs. Sethi is an aging widow whose greatest fear is that her beloved daughter, Roopi (Goldy Notay), will wind up alone. Frustrated at the repeated rejection she's forced to endure while attempting to find Roopi a respectable husband, Mrs. Sethi cooks up a lethal curry and serves it to anyone who turns her daughter away. Though the overprotective mother feels completely justified in her crimes, her situation takes a turn for the bizarre when her victims come back to reveal that they can only be reincarnated after their killer is laid to rest. Initially elated at the thought of a reunion with her late husband, Mrs. Sethi realizes that she can't take the final plunge until Roopi is happily married. With the police closing in fast, the restless spirits agree to help her find Roopi a husband so that everyone can live happily ever after. Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes) and Mark Addy co-star.