The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was surprisingly thoroughly enjoyable, and the HD trailer for the upcoming sequel doesn’t look (actually) that bad, with its cast shining through the few sequences shown through the 1 minute and 45 second long trailer. Of course, you have got all of the old Hollywood favourites, in the form of the radiant Judi Dench (reprising her role as Evelyn Greenslade), undeniably talented Maggie Smith (taking on the form of sassy Muriel Donnelly), the legend that is Bill Nighy (Douglas Ainslie), Richard Gere (Guy), Penelope Wilton (Jean Ainslie), Celia Emrie (Madge Hardcastle), and many more. Of course, you’ve also got the Slumdog Millionaire himself, Dev Patel who reprises his role as Sonny Kapoor, the young manager of the hotel.
Hopefully, considering the first film was considered a sleeper-hit, and was un-expectantly successful, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will manage to prove its worth, considering it could be considered unnecessary. So it is with slight apprehension that we wait to see whether the film lives up to its predecessor.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will open in cinemas on the 27th of February 2015 in the UK, and the 6th of March 2015 in the US (limited release).