The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig).
Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a 2British comedy-drama film directed by John Madden and written by Ol Parker. It is the sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and features an ensemble cast consisting of stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tena Desae, Dev Patel, Lillete Dubey, David Strathairn and Richard Gere.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Directed by: John Madden
Starring: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, David Strathairn, Diana Hardcastle, Celia Imrie, Tina Desai, Zachary Coffin, Shazad Latif
Screenplay by: Ol Parker
Production Design by: Martin Childs
Cinematography by: Ben Smithard
Film Editing by: Victoria Boydell
Set Decoration by: Ed Turner
Music by: Thomas Newman
MPAA Rating: PG for some language and suggestive comments.
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release Date: March 6, 2015