The film is directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love), it stars a host beloved British actors including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Tom Wilkinson, Celia Imrie and Dev Patel.

For a disparate group of English pensioners (Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie and Ronald Pickup), retirement takes an unconventional turn when they abandon their homeland, enticed by advertisements for THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, a seemingly luxurious sanctuary for “the elderly and beautiful” in Jaipur, India. On arrival, they discover that the hotel falls somewhat short of the romantic idyll promised in the brochure, but they are gradually won over by the ever-optimistic young manager Sonny (Dev Patel), and tentatively embark on a new adventure, finding that life can begin again when you let go of the past.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is set in the beautiful location of Udaipur in India. Udaipur is located in the southern region of Rajasthan and is a popular tourist destination. You can sample some of the sites of Udaipur for yourself when The Best Exotic Marigold opens for business, when it’s released in cinemas nationwide this Friday.

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