Hotel Salvation Releasing Exclusively At Cinema Nouveau And Select Ster-Kinekor Theatres On 3 November

Directed and written by award winning Shubhashish Bhutiani, Mukti Bhawan (Salvation Hotel) is a film based on relationships and family. This beautifully rendered Indian arthouse film enacts a subtle family comedy-drama that anyone who has spent time with an ageing parent could relate to easily.

An African proverb reads: No matter how beautiful and well-crafted a coffin might look, it will not make anyone wish for death. This is not the case for 77-year-old Daya and Kumar (Lalit Behl) who’s convinced that his time is nigh and wishes to do so peacefully in the holy city of Varanasi and end the cycle of rebirth, by attaining salvation. Daya takes the news to his son Rajiv (Adil Hussain).

Being the dutiful son that he is, Rajiv, is left with no choice but to drop everything and make the journey with his stubborn father, Daya. Rajiv checks into Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation) in Varanasi, a guesthouse devoted to people who wish 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.

The films also stars Geetanjali Kulkarni as Lata, Palomi Ghosh as Sunita and Navindra Behl as Vimla.

The movie will screen at the following Ster-Kinekor select Cinemas and Nouveau theatres:

  • Forest Hill
  • Rosebank Nouveau
  • Brooklyn Nouveau
  • V&A Nouveau
  • Gateway comm.
  • Sandton

The running time for Hotel Salvation is 102 min.

Visit any of our world-class dedicated “art cinema” chains in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban to catch the movie.  The movie is broadcast in HINDI with English Subtitles

Bookings are now open

For more information and to make bookings to watch HOTEL SALVATION, visit the website at or download the SK App. You can also book at the box office. For news and updates, go to Facebook pages: Ster-Kinekor Theatres or Cinema Nouveau and follow Ster-Kinekor on Twitter: @sterkinekor or @nouveaubuzz. For all queries, call Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

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