The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Evelyn Greenslade (Judi Dench). Copyright: Blueprint Pictures.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Sequel to the hit 2012 comedy drama in which a group of British pensioners retire to a hotel in India

Oliver Parker and John Madden
Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Tena Desae and others
Oliver Parker
John Madden
Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Pravesh Sahni

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny, and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina.

Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy and Lavinia.

Evelyn and Douglas have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors.

Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel, 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.

Production Details

UK certificate
122 minutes
Release date
Thursday 26th February 2015
Tuesday 17th February 2015, Royal Film Premiere 2015.

20th Century Fox

Production company
Also known as
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 (Working title)
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Sunday 25th July 2021 at 6:35pm on Film4

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