Mar 22 2015
I saw The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on its opening weekend, and despite lukewarm reviews, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. As in the first installment, Lillete Dubey wore the most beautiful sarees. I couldn’t find any really good photographs from the sequel; at least nothing that did justice to her outfits! But if you’d like a charming-if-obvious bit of fun featuring India as a gorgeous backdrop (at least the scenes truly filmed in India), catch it at the matinee or just wait for the DVD to come out.
Isn’t Lillete’s gold-edged sari amazing? And her jewellery is wonderful in this still with Richard Gere, an actor who has improved with age. Both Maggie Smith and Judi Dench were fabulous in their roles, the latter wearing some lovely tunics made from Indian fabrics. I’m inspired to make myself a similar outfit!