in competition: Mukti Bhawan [Hotel Salvation]
Category: Feature Films | Duration: 102 min | Language: Hindi with English ST
The film manages to focus on a serious subject whilst also being a heart-warming comedy.
An ominous dream convinces 77-year-old Dayanand Kumar that his end is near. He tells his son Rajiv and also lets him know that he wants to take his last breath in the holy city of Varanai, in order to end the eternal cycle of reincarnation and achieve blessedness and salvation.
As the dutiful son he is, Rajiv has no choice. He puts everything to one side and gets on with fulfilling his father’s last, and somewhat bizarre, wish.
The ensueing journey forces the father and son closer together and also to the world around them. The two of them check into the Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation) in Varanasi - a guest house where people come to die. But as the days pass, Rajiv remains committed to the task at hand, while his father seems to flourish more and more.
Director of Photography:
Ajay Kumar PB
Anil K Rastogi