The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

This movie was disappointing and embarrassingly cliched. As if India is waiting for a bunch of UK reject retirees to show them how to sweep floors properly, run a call center and hotel, help with matchmaking, and, hello, HOW TO PLAY CRICKET?!

John Madden has gone mad. :-) Let’s throw in a dash of gay activism, unsightly and horny men running wild in the shower…Do we need to see that?  Postmenopausal, equally horny women trying to catch a maharaja… Gimme a break!

Besides, Bill Nighy and Judy Dench made a very unlikely romantic couple. sorry but they couldn’t sell us the chemistry there….

Dev Patel, self-deprecating, frantic and lost, trying too hard. On Imdb, he’s not even mentioned on the first page, which again, I don’t want to be mean but… it reflects exactly the attitude of this movie.   Tina Desae was a visual highlight with her sweet demeanor and vulnerability.

The best thing about the movie was seeing glimpses of colorful India. Even though, again, we got to see only shabby side and that’s not all there is.   The condescending treatment of India in Western movies is highly irritating. This movie, I was hoping, would turn the page but it didn’t with its eurocentric view, validating every prejudice there is.

Better movie about this topic was Shararat with Om Puri and Abhishek Bachchan

I was looking forward to The Best Ex9tic Marigold Hotel since last year and ended up being gloriously disappointed.

If there was anything I liked it was the performances.  Bill Nighy always lovable, Judy Dench, the whole cast – that was the best part.

Ironically, Caucasians in Indian films are treated just as poorly as Indians in Western films… I guess the world is what it is. Why get excited? :-)

Dosti John and Abhi getting naughty

If you liked Dostana you will be looking fwd to Dostana 2.
Tarun Mansukhani has cracked the code to a successful sequel (hopefully). He must have had lots of sleepless nights cuz I remember him talking about writing the sequel ages ago, when I had just joined twitter. Good things come to those who wait…as the proverb says.
As the months and years went by… Tarun Mansukhani’s thoughts and writings got progressively kinkier and naughtier.
This is Tarun before writing the sequel:
and after
and now the glorious moment has come: He’s cracked it.
  …. wait a minute. 2011?
ok, it took long
but at least we know who’s starring in it.
John Abhi and Katrina Kaif.
at least that’s what we think….
John Abraham desperate to get naughty with partner Abhishek Bachchan

John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan’s much-awaited Dostana is all set to come up with it’s sequel soon. If reports are to be believed, director Tarun Mansukhani has finally cracked the plot. Dostana 2 is said to be far more naughty and wicked than that of the original.

Talking to a leading daily, John Abraham said that he can’t wait to get cosy with Abhishek Bachchan on the screen again. The actor further said that Dostana 2 would be set in London and Punjab. A source informed the daily that Dostana 2 would unfold on terra firma.

Something that disappoints us is that the sequel won’t have Californian seasides and bikini babes. The sources also informed that there will be lots of sexual jokes, but innocuous fun would still be the key in the film.