Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Director: John Madden

Starring: Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Bill Nighy, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Penelope Wilton, Tamsin Greig, Celia Imrie, Tena Desae, Lillete Dubey, David Strathairn, Shazad Latif, Christy Meyer, Seema Azmi, Rajesh Tailang

Not quite as good as the original but not a bad feel good movie for all that. Same crew, more or less, with a few new faces, back in their Indian eventide retreat. Now 8 months later Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel ) and Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) are keen to expand but in need of investment monies. Off to the US to plead for funding from the cut throat granny farm industry and half promised they will send a hotel inspector incognito to check things out. Meantime back at the Best Marigold Hotel in Jaipur it is life as usual with the old greys getting on with their new lives and awaiting for the impending wedding. Lovely cast make the most of a thinly disguised plot when farce meets Bollywood in this real 50 shades of grey. Highly recommended.

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