The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel—Movie Review
Premise—Old people are condemned to loneliness.
Denouement—No they are not!
This is amazing. Everybody loved this movie. It was a super-hit of 2012 and made millions of extra dollars for its producers.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel offers a solution for the elderly tired, angry, frustrated and lonesome British soul---India or rather Jaipur and Udaipur in Rajasthan.
We have the pleasure of watching two delightful Dames in Judie Dench and Maggie Smith. Seven men and women are entrapped and entranced by an advertisement for adventure in the Orient and find themselves fooled into a stay at a decrepit hotel in Jaipur, India. This begins an adventure of self discovery for the new hotel residents.
The English men and women find their socially frozen personas melting in the frustratingly hot, dusty and sweet milieu of Indian life. An uncurling of stiff upper lips begins in an alarmingly undignified manner. The movie is a pleasant journey of two hours with superb acting by Tom Wilkinson, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Dev Patel(Slumdog Millionaire), Lilette Dubey, Penelope Wilton and Bill Nighy.
The story is based on the novel ‘These Foolish Things’ by Deborah Moggach. The moviemakers obviously fell in love with the colours of Rajasthan.