Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Director: John Madden

Cast: John Madden, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench


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A small group of British retirees learn that the life they want to live might not be the life they need to live after pooling their resources to spend their twilight years in a unique setting located in India. Upon arriving at the once-opulent Marigold Hotel, however, the eager pensioners come to realize that rumors of the building's restoration have been greatly…  See more details below


A small group of British retirees learn that the life they want to live might not be the life they need to live after pooling their resources to spend their twilight years in a unique setting located in India. Upon arriving at the once-opulent Marigold Hotel, however, the eager pensioners come to realize that rumors of the building's restoration have been greatly exaggerated. But just when it starts to seem that the privileged seniors have been swindled out of their life savings, they summon the courage to sever their ties to the past, and embrace their new life with a sense of wonder and adventure. Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and Dev Patel star in this uplifting comedy-drama from director John Madden (The Debt, Shakespeare in Love).

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20th Century Fox
Region Code:
[Wide Screen, Color]
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Behind the story: lights, colors and smiles; Casting legends

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Wilkinson Actor,Graham Dashwood
Maggie Smith Actor,Muriel Donnelly
Judi Dench Actor,Evelyn Greenslade
Bill Nighy Actor,Douglas Ainslie
Dev Patel Actor,Sonny Kapoor
Celia Imrie Actor,Madge Hardcastle
Penelope Wilton Actor,Jean Ainslie
Patrick Pearson Graham's Colleague
Hugh Dickson Judge
James Rawlings Estate Agent
Liza Tarbuck Staff Nurse
Paul Bhattacharjee Dr. Ghujarapartidar
Lucy Robinson Judith
Ronald Pickup Norman Cousins
Simon Wilson Madge's Son-in-Law
Sara Stewart Madge's Daughter
Ramona Marquez Madge's Granddaughter
Raoul Marquez Madge's Grandson
Glen Davies Taxi Driver
Jay Villiers Evelyn's Son
Paul Bentall Evelyn's Lawyer
Louise Brealey Hairdresser
Catherine Terris Graham's Cleaner
Richard Cubison Douglas's Golf Partner
Josh Cohen Paramedic
Joshua Cole Airport Security Guard
Bhuvanesh Shetty Muriel's Physiotherapist
Honey Chhaya Young Wasim
Shubhrajyoti Barat Public Records Official
Narendra Kumar Rickshaw Driver/Graham
Hem Acharya Boy Playing Cricket
Kailash Vijay Rickshaw Driver/Evelyn
Tena Desae Sunaina
Sid Makkar Jay
Seema Azmi Anokhi
Vishnu Sharma Mr. Maruthi
Lillete Dubey Mrs. Kapoor
Denzil Smith Viceroy Club Secretary
Jagdish A. Sharma Maharajah
Sandeep Lele Viceroy Club Barman
Diana Hardcastle Carol
Neeraj Kadela Market Salesman
S.N. Purohit Tap Shop Owner
Shiv Palawat Tea Room Waiter
Mahesh Udeshi Doctor at Clinic
Neena Kulkarni Gaurika
Rajendra Gupta Manoj
Gagan Mishra Restaurant Owner
A.R. Rama Rickshaw Driver/Jean

Technical Credits
John Madden Director
Udayan Baijal Asst. Director
Tarun Bhandari Sound Mixer
Graham Broadbent Producer
Peter Czernin Producer
Ben Davis Cinematographer
Chris Gill Editor
Michelle Guish Casting
Sarah Harvey Co-producer
Caroline Hewitt Co-producer
Jonathan King Executive Producer
Seher Latif Casting
Alan Macdonald Production Designer
Rajeev Mehra Production Manager
Dilip More Art Director
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Ol Parker Screenwriter
Daniel Phillips Makeup
J.A.C. Redford Musical Arrangement
Deborah Saban Asst. Director
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Louise Stjernsward Costumes/Costume Designer
Ricky Strauss Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
1. Chapter 1 [7:29]
2. Chapter 2 [4:13]
3. Chapter 3 [9:18]
4. Chapter 4 [6:31]
5. Chapter 5 [6:49]
6. Chapter 6 [5:43]
7. Chapter 7 [3:39]
8. Chapter 8 [3:55]
9. Chapter 9 [3:02]
10. Chapter 10 [3:27]
11. Chapter 11 [2:56]
12. Chapter 12 [3:14]
13. Chapter 13 [3:01]
14. Chapter 14 [3:26]
15. Chapter 15 [2:02]
16. Chapter 16 [1:33]
17. Chapter 17 [4:31]
18. Chapter 18 [3:49]
19. Chapter 19 [3:19]
20. Chapter 20 [5:56]
21. Chapter 21 [3:33]
22. Chapter 22 [2:38]
23. Chapter 23 [5:02]
24. Chapter 24 [2:16]
25. Chapter 25 [5:52]
26. Chapter 26 [2:50]
27. Chapter 27 [3:28]
28. Chapter 28 [3:26]


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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Nadina85 More than 1 year ago
Based off a popular novel of the same name, the movie tells the story of several cash-poor English retirees who travel to India looking for sex, love, rebirth, closure and/or adventure. Naturally, things go awry for the bunch starting with their arrival at the less than desirable Marigold Hotel. But through a series of follies, trials and adventures the gang grows closer to one another and they manage to learn a valuable lesson in the process: it's never too late to seek out new beginnings. Played by the creme de la creme of British acting royalty, the cast of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, inspires and dazzles. Dame Maggie Smith plays the feisty and untouchable xenophobe, Muriel, who comes to India unwillingly to receive a hip replacement. If there's one thing Dame Smith can play, it's surly and she does so with a wryness and bitterness that is both sad and cheeky at the same time. And what makes her so lovable is not only the humour behind her situation, but the redemption that comes along with it. Actually, this goes for all of the cast. Then we have Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton as your testy, argumentative old couple. Nighy is open, he's an explorer whereas Wilton is unwilling and set in her ways. They come face to face with a drastic decision regarding the nature of their marriage. Tom Wilkinson, as Graham Dashwood, comes to India looking for his long-lost love. Then there's Dame Judi Dench as our main narrator, Evelyn Greenslade. She goes to India after the death of her husband seeking closure but really as more of an escape. What she finds, however, is a fresh start and a new outlook on life. Most of the action centers in and around the Marigold Hotel with Dev Patel playing its struggling manager, Sonny Kapoor. Every time he takes the screen, he steals the scenes with his fervent hope and optimism. Perhaps what I love the most, though, is that India itself is another prime character of the film. We're given a bird's eye view of the vibrancy of Jaipur from the crowded streets to the colourful markets and the serene customs. It's a whimsical and refreshing vacation folding out right in front of your eyes. I think what makes the setting stand out so much is the allusion created using the stark contrast between the India's progression and the old colonial habits of the British characters living there. It's poignant and powerful.The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a sweet, irreverent, cheeky film featuring some of the greatest British actors of our time. While it can be a bit predictable at times, the movie's ultimate message is an endearing one that speaks to the heart. This isn't just a film for folks in their golden years, it's one of those powerful movies that can be enjoyed by adults of all ages because the themes are super relatablel. This movie will make you laugh and cry, smile and admire. And if anything, you'll be in a state of wanderlust for quite some time.
LadyViolet More than 1 year ago
I saw this in the theater, and it was beautifully done; beautiful settings, great story, amazing cast, including the always-amusingly-crotchety & witty Maggie Smith, and one of my other favorite Brit actors, the equally great Bill Nighy, who has an amazing talent for playing quietly understated roles! The Indian settings & colors were also lovely to look at, too! I highly recommend this touching, warm & funny movie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AkayAM More than 1 year ago
ok to watch but was hoping for more. started stronger than it finishes.
AlchemystAZ More than 1 year ago
I always give top ratings to Judy and Maggie, so don't believe me. This movie is close to documentary horror/travelog. I thank God I didn't have to actually Live it myself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this movie, can't wait to get the DVD!!!!!