After the success of the British comedy film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in 2012, the sequel has begun filming in India. The film was based on the novel These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach and tell the tale of a group of young pensioners who move to a retirement home in India.
The original star studded cast have returned including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Maggie Smith and Celia Imrie. Newcomers to the sequel to look out for are Richard Gere, David Strathairn and Tamsin Greig.
The second installment follows Sonny’s dreams (played by Dev Patel) of purchasing a new property after the success of his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, which only has a single remaining vacancy left. The sequel also explores the relationships of the other characters including Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) as they try to negotiate the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, while Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors.