Quick synopsis - Dissatisfied with their lives for various reasons, seven elderly Britishers (played by an all-star cast including Dame Judi Dench) decide to move to a retirement community in Jaipur, Rajastan. What they find is a dilapidated hotel run by a hopeless dreamer (played by Dev Patel of Slumdog Millionaire fame) who is barely keeping the place together. Guests and hotel go through dramatic transformations, all set in the whirligig world of India where ancient and modern live side-by-side, if not always in harmony. Essentially, this is a story of rebirth - what we think of as "the end," of our lives or our dreams, is sometimes just the beginning.
Here's what my family thought...
Mom: I really liked the scene when they're on the bus traveling in the wrong lane, and another bus comes opposite - and they say "AAAAH!" - that is real! That happens in India all the time.
Me: What did you think?
Me: What was good about it?
Chaky: The plot.
Me: Did you like any of the characters?
Me: You're useless to me, you know that?
Overall Rating: Four thumbs up from the Family Sri.