The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
When Ravi Kapoor, an over-worked London doctor, is driven beyond endurance by his obnoxious father-in-law, he asks his wife: 'Can't we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away.' His prayer seems to have been answered when his entrepreneurial cousin, Sonny, sets up a retirement home,... show more
When Ravi Kapoor, an over-worked London doctor, is driven beyond endurance by his obnoxious father-in-law, he asks his wife: 'Can't we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away.' His prayer seems to have been answered when his entrepreneurial cousin, Sonny, sets up a retirement home, recreating a lost corner of England in a converted guesthouse in Bangalore. Tr
Publisher: Random House
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
I generally get a sense of foreboding when I read on a book's cover, "NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE", even more so when I have seen said movie. "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is a good example, in that it is a glorious 'feel good' film, with a host of wonderful actors, setting the bar high for the pr...
Better than the movie! At times I felt it was so different too. I love how it was interpreted, but I do love the flow of the story more when reading it. I actually had to forget what I had seen. The characters they chose for the film seemed quite different than the book. While some I could connect t...
A few years ago this book was adapted to film and I saw it with a friend. I knew a little bit about the plot, the story and the problems with it, but chose to see it so I could make my own judgements. While not without its problems, the film was really held up by the fantastic and strong actors and ...
This book was originally published with the title, 'These Foolish Things', which after having read the book, I think that would have been a more apropos title, albeit, not quite as exotic.The plot had promise, the gist being of a retirement home ('hotel') being set up in Bangalore, India for old fol...
It was okay. For me however, this is definitely the exception to the rule that the book is always better. I absolutely loved the movie.
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