Out Of Theatre
20 Mar, 2015 2 hrs 02 mins U/A
Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Lillete Dubey, Richard Gere
Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Lillete Dubey, Richard Gere
John Madden
Synopsis
This is a fun story with as many layers as a Jaipuri pagdi. The acting is such fun that you appreciate characters, even if you didn't check into the first Hotel.
Share

Showtimes The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

There are no showtimes in your city.

You may change your location and check showtimes in a nearby city.

  • Critic's Review
  • Trivia / Goofs
  • Plot Spoiler
  • Social Reactions
  • Times of India
Story : Sunny (Dev Patel) and Mrs. Donnelly (Maggie Smith) make Jaipur's Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, catering to elderly guests, highly successful. As Sunny's shaadi to Sunaina (Tina Desai) approaches, several sub-plots climax, including Madge (wonderfully tart Celia Imrie) confused between her rich Indian lovers and loyal driver, 79-year-old Evelyn (a steady Judi Dench) facing passion, and bratty Kushal (Shahzad Latif) buying the hotel Sunny needs.

Review : So, this sequel's far from being second best to 2012's Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It packs in characters, comedies, philosophy, a shaadi - plus Richard Gere, doing a pelvic thrust. Sunny (Dev Patel) and Mrs. Donnelly (Maggie Smith) make Jaipur's Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, catering to elderly guests, highly successful. As Sunny's shaadi to Sunaina (Tina Desai) approaches, several sub-plots climax, including Madge (wonderfully tart Celia Imrie) confused between her rich Indian lovers and loyal driver, 79-year-old Evelyn (a steady Judi Dench) facing passion, and bratty Kushal (Shahzad Latif) buying the hotel Sunny needs. Then arrives charming Guy Chambers (Richard Gere), whom Sunny's sure is a hotel inspector. Guy falls for Sunny's glam Mummyji Mrs. Kapoor (Lillete Dubey), who seems immune to his charms. Meanwhile, Mrs. Donnelly's growing worryingly fragile. Will the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel bloom?

This is a fun story with as many layers as a Jaipuri pagdi. The acting is such fun - the film features much of the cream from the high tea of British drama - that you appreciate characters, even if you didn't check into the first Hotel. With soft eyes and ironic lines, Maggie Smith commands with ease while bumbling Bill Nighy charms. Dev Patel even sheds some of his character's OTT energy - like when he realises his mother is actually a grown-up. And grows up a bit himself too.

Some sub-plots (scooters and sexcapades) sag, but the story's mostly firm. The music's beautifully layered and the cinematography rich eye-candy, vanilla havelis basking under an orange sun, indigo night skies - and Richard Gere, oozing such silver-haired sexiness, even Sunny exclaims, "He has me questioning my own sexuality!"

Mix that with Mrs Donnelly's, "Just because I'm looking at you when you talk, don't think I'm interested - or even listening." And you get the dry, yet sweet cocktail this story is.

Enjoy Hollywood thumkas at a Bollywood wedding that's not monsoon but autumn - and cooler for it.
SEE MORE
Avg Users’ Rating 3.3/5
Be the first user to write a review for this movie!

Photo Gallery The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

46428861-5 46428859-6
Download FILMIPOP Movies App
Download App
For Ultimate Cinema Experience

New releases, Trailers, Filmy Gossips! Welcome to the World of Movies. Subscribe now. Stay updated.

Notification No worries!! In case you want to enable it in future you can do it by clicking on lock icon in the address bar and enabling notification