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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (U/A)

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Release Date

2012 (India)
18 May 2012 (WorldWide)
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If you think that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is just another 'east meets west' kind of story, you will be pleasantly surprised. Directed by John Madden, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel revolves around the life of seven British senior citizens and their effort to discover themselves in the second innings of their life.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is based on the novel These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach. What lacks in script is made up by the brilliant performance of the seven lead actors. While we must give the director due credit for not making just another film 'putting down India' in any way, the script lacks strength to get cash counters ringing at the box office.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel reveals the life of seven senior citizens - Evelyn (Judi Dench) is trying hard to come to terms with her husband's death and is therefore stuck with the broadband connection, which is in the name of her late husband.

Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) is very particular that everything dealing with her life should be 'English'. She is also looking out for a cheap hip replacement and is particular that the doctor should be British.

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