Hotel Salvation (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Tender, perceptive, and beautifully filmed, Hotel Salvation tells a father-son story whose universal themes are further enriched by its picturesque setting.

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Hotel Salvation

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (3)

An Indian comedy full of emotional depth and understated paradox.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

This beautifully rendered Indian arthouse film, the debut of young director Shubhashish Bhutiani, enacts a subtle family comedy-drama that anyone who has spent time with an ageing parent could relate to easily.

Aug 25, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A leisurely, wise and ultimately affecting meditation on the benefits of letting go

Aug 23, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Engaging in a different kind of tension, [Bhutiani] crafts a modest yet spiritually inspiring story...

Jan 31, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The father-son bond dominates this bittersweet tale, which is not only impeccably played by a fine cast, but also beautifully designed.

Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Quietly profound, very moving, very engaging and made me feel like I was in a kind of magical bubble and when cinema works at it best, that's what it does.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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