Hello lovely readers! Today I am bringing you a double installment and the first happens to be a double feature. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, two flicks that are each memorable in their own right.
Beginning with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, we are introduced to seven elderly men and women, each hailing away from Europe in either sickness or in health. What brings them together is the promising retreat of staying in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel “For the Elderly & Beautiful”. Although the hotel itself is looking rather elderly and unfinished than beautiful. To the architectural eye however, this place is screaming with potential, oozing in untapped beauty, and only lacking guests, owner Sonny will be the first to tell you. In my own eyes, I see the same beauty of the hotel as though it were an old Indian relic. The panoramic views of India, the mosaic tiles, even the structure of the hotel was almost palace like. As time rolled on our retired guests chased the adventure that made itself imminent. Making connections and rekindling old flames, journalism projects, the hunger to keep a dream alive, the plight for love, and discovering oneself all simultaneously occurring through the natural hustle and bustle of the country. I grew fond at how the movie preserved Indian culture and their true way of life. Kids playing cricket in the streets, the beautiful adorned sorries on every woman, right down to the bazaars. One important aspect to movies is telling the story, down to the last moss-covered stone. Turn by turn the movie presents a new message, a new reflection of life. How it must be celebrated and cherished regardless of a number. To relay to all that your only limitation is yourself. I thought the first one was great you could only imagine the excitement when I saw there was going to be a sequel!
“First rule of India: there’s always room. “ – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel