THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (PG)
Subtitled screening March 31
Director: John Madden
Starring: Bill Nighy; Maggie Smith; Richard Gere; Judi Dench; Dev Patel; Penelope Wilton; Celia Imrie; Tamsin Greig; David Straithairn; Ronald Pickup
Running time: 122mins
With the original Best Exotic Marigold Hotel a roaring success, the enterprising Sonny (Dev Patel) are planning to branch out and set up a new hotel.
But then new arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig) both ask for the only remaining room at the first hotel, Sonny’s preparing for his wedding to Sunaina (Tina Desai) and Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) are now working in Jaipur, whilst Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are having relationship difficulties and Madge (Celia Imrie) is juggling two eligible and very wealthy suitors.
Perhaps the only one who may know the answers to all of their questions is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.