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About Hotel Salvation

Runtime: 102 minutes

Language: Hindi (English Subtitles)

Genre: Drama

An ominous dream convinces 77-year-old Dayanand Kumar that his end could be near. He takes the news to his son Rajiv, knowing he wants to breathe his last in the holy city of Varanasi and end the cycle of rebirth, by attaining salvation. Being the dutiful son he is, Rajiv, is left with no choice but to drop everything and make the journey with his stubborn father.Daya and Rajiv check into Mukti Bhawan(Hotel Salvation) in Varanasi, a guesthouse devoted to people to die there. But as the days go by, Rajiv struggles to juggle his responsibilities back home, while Daya starts to bloom in the hotel. Rajiv gives his father a shot at salvation but as family bonds are tested, he finds himself torn, not knowing what he must do to keep his life together.

Washington DC Premiere

Cast: Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Palomi Ghosh, Navinindra Behl


64th National Film Awards – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film)

Official Selection Busan International Film Festival

Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani

Shubhashish Bhutiani is a Indian film director, actor, screenwriter and script writer. He made his directorial debut in Bollywood with the film Mukti Bhawan is a film based on relationships and family. He won National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) for direction Mukti Bhawan at 64th National Film Awards. Mumbai-based Bhutiani was just 21 when he wrote and directed Kush, his thesis film for his undergraduate course at the School of Visual Arts, New York.