Posted Sun, May 6, 2012 10:00am IST

Oscar-winning director John Madden’s next film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel releases on May 18. The film stars Dev Patel, Tena Desae, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench

The first look of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [watch trailer] looks supremely interesting. The film is shot in Jaipur and revolves around a hotel in Rajasthan. The hotel is advertised as the best place to relax for retired senior citizens. Dev Patel plays the role of a sprightly young guy who also happens to be the owner of the hotel and claims that his property is nothing less than a luxurious palace. The advertisement attracts tourists who visit this place with the hope of finding peace and nirvana. We wait to see what happens next and if these starry-eyed guests really find what they are looking for.

The film looks like an interesting mix of humour and drama and Patel is all set to try his hand at comedy for the very first time. He says that he’s absolute dynamite in the movie, buzzing with energy. We just hope the movie lives up to our expectations.