Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation) 2016 Ages 18+

6.00PM Fri 8 Mar 2019 (1hr 42mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

A beautifully subtle film set in the sacred city of Varanasi that ponders on death, the weight of a life lived and the roles we adopt within families.

‘One day, Rajiv announces that, like an elephant, he senses that his time has come and he insists on travelling to Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges, where he would like to spend his last days. Conveniently enough, there is a hotel designed for just this purpose, but guests can only stay for 15 days at a time: if you fail to die, you must reregister under a different name. Dutiful if begrudging Rajiv travels with his father, and as the days waiting for death turn into weeks, the two men tentatively begin to air their grudges and grievances.’ Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR, STEREO, 102 MINUTES, INDIA, HINDI (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: SHUBHASHISH BHUTIANI / PRODUCER: SHUBHASHISH BHUTIANI, SAJIDA SHARMA, SHUBHASHISH BHUTIANI / SCRIPT: SHUBHASHISH BHUTIANI, ASAD HUSSAIN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: DAVID HUWILER, MICHAEL MCSWEENEY / EDITOR: MANAS MITTAL / CAST: ADIL HUSSAIN, LALIT BEHL, NAVNINDRA BEHL / PRODUCTION CO: RED CARPET MOVING PICTURES / PRINTS/RIGHTS: C INTERNATIONAL SALES