Adil Hussain starrer Hotel Salvation is in the official selection list of the Dubai Film Festival. Apart from noted actor Hussain, the film also stars Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Palomi Ghosh, Navnindra Behl, and Anil K Rastogi.
The story revolves around an ominous dream experienced by Dayanand Kumar which convinces the 77-year-old 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 who want 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, and not knowing what he must do to keep his life together.
About the Director
The film is by Shubhashish Bhutiani, who went to learn filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His thesis film Kush, premiered at the 70th Venice Film Festival where it won the Orizzonti Prize for Best Short Film. Kush was also shortlisted at the 2014 Academy Awards and has won over 25 awards from all over the world.