• …strikes as overly verbose and preachy.

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    Unlike most, this sequel is not totally superfluous. Parker’s screenplay gives almost all the central characters something to occupy themselves with, though only a few have well-detailed journeys. The film, however, is best when it focuses on key issues of old age with subtlety and dignity, never making it mawkish. That Madden and Parker have Smith taking on that responsibility on her firm shoulders makes the film worth a watch.

  • Overall, while ‘The Exotic Marigold Hotels’ is packaged as a cultural ambassador of Jaipur, “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” remains after all, only the second best!

  • Jaanam Dewan
    Jaanam Dewan


    The film lacks the essence that was present in the first film. Head down to The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel if you’ve got some time to kill.