Hotel Salvation, also known as Mukti Bhavan is a gentle charmer focussing on 77-year-old Dayanand Kumar, played by Lalit Behl (Titli, Made In Heaven), who has an ominous dream convincing him that his end is near.
He takes the news to his dutiful son, Rajiv played by the critically acclaimed Adil Hussain (Life of Pi, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Star Trek).
He is left with no choice but to make the journey with his stubborn father so that he takes his last breath in the holy city of Varanasi and end his cycle of rebirth by attaining salvation.
Daya and Rajiv check into Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation) in Varanasi, a guesthouse designated for 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.
A strong supporting cast includes Geetanjali Kulkarni (Court, Sir, Bombay Rose), who plays Rajiv’s wife, Palomi Ghosh (Typewriter, Nachom-ia Kumpasar) playing their grownup daughter Sunita and Navnindra Behl (Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Maachis) as Vimla, a widow and long-term resident of the hotel who forms a friendship with Daya.
An added bonus on the site that is viewable globally, is a Q&A with Shubhashish Bhutiani, whose directorial debut bagged him the National Film Award – Special Mention at the 64th National Film Awards.
His film has been described by The Times as “If The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel had been remade by Ingmar Bergman” and lauded as “Smart, spellbinding and achingly relatable” by The Guardian.
The film screens on Sunday 25 April and will be available from 3 pm till 7 pm and £3 tickets can be booked at loveliffathome.com.