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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Sonny's expansionist dream

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Sonny (Dev Patel) pursues opening a second hotel in ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’.

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a British comedy-drama directed by John Madden and written by Ol Parker. It is the sequel to the 2012 film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and features an ensemble cast that includes Academy Award winners Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tena Desae, Dev Patel, Lillete Dubey, Academy Award nominee David Strathairn, and Richard Gere.