Posted on March 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Bollywood What's Happenin'

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Coming to a Theater Near You!

The upcoming hit comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has officially given its sneak peek to the North Americans!

It is directed by the Academy Award Best Picture winner for “Shakespeare in Love,” John Madden. The India-set film stars Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love, James Bond series), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Bill Nighy (Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean), and Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton, Batman Begins).

 

The film follows a group of British retirees who decide to “outsource” their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.

 

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has just reached the number one spot at the U.K. box office and unlike most films, saw its ticket sales rise in its second weekend thanks to terrific word-of-mouth. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel opens in theaters in the U.S. and Canada on May 4. Watch the trailer right here and be sure to catch this film at a theater near you!