Saw “Its a wonderful afterlife” last night-
Laughed and laughed-Since the promos and posters give no indication of the laugh riot in store-i went with zero anticipation-except that I’m going to have an evening out. But the first scene itself set the tone for the film–where the British police are investigating a serial “curry killler” in Londons Southhall-who murders her victim by feeding him masala bhara indian food till his stomach rips open is hilarious.
And then the film galloped away and before you knew it it was over and we were exiting the theatres grinning away to glory
Shabana Azmi as usual is superb-everytime i see her on screen she seems to get better and better. Her intelligence and warmth sock you and suck you into whatever her character is going through. The other performances were lovely as well-Goldy Notay who plays her plump daughter who cant find herself a husband because of her weighty issues – looks strikingly similar to a young Gurinder Chadda and is a complete natural as is Sally Hawkins – her psychic friend.
Sendhil Ramamurthy is yummy… Ramamurthy is my mothers maiden name…somebody give me the hottie’s number please. I gotta investigate my family tree -:-)))))))))))
The main star of the film is ofcourse the writing–the screenplay and dialogue so crisp there was barely a moment or two when the film sags.
This is not a review-ofcourse not-but just a little note to say I had great fun watching “Its a wonderful afterlife” Havent had such a blast at the movies in the longest time
Have a great weekend