The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Evelyn Greenslade (Judi Dench).

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

2012 British comedy film. Stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith and others.

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Press Clippings

Madden's twinkly comedy takes an A-list of Brit thesps - Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and all - and plonks them in a crumbling hotel in Rajasthan, seeking a cheaper retirement. The contrived antics don't quite do the illustrious cast justice, but it charmed its way to a sequel.

Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 2nd December 2017

This quirky comedy, based on Deborah Moggach's novel, takes an A-list of aged Brit thesps - Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson - and plonks them in a crumbling hotel in Rajasthan, as economic migrants seeking a cheaper retirement.

Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 18th December 2015