Rent Hotel Salvation (2016)

3.4 of 5 from 135 ratings
1h 35min
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Synopsis:
"Hotel Salvation", the award-winning first feature from up-and-coming director Shubhashish Bhutiani, is a charming, life-affirming drama set in contemporary India that tackles serious matters with a light and often joyous touch. This gently humorous film follows Rajiv (Adil Hussain), an overworked middle-aged son who is forced to accompany his 77-year-old father, Daya (Lalit Behl), as e see s salvation in the holy city of Varanasi. The simple pleasures of this timeless place are explored as the pair belatedly come o now each other in the enforced intimacy of their cramped hotel room and the teeming streets.
While rooted in Indian values and culture, 'Hotel Salvation' transcends borders with its themes of family ties, intergenerational relationships and the quest for contentment in later life.
Actors:
, Lalit Behl, , , , Anil K. Rastogi
Directors:
Shubhashish Bhutiani
Producers:
Sanjay Bhutiani, Sajida Sharma
Writers:
Shubhashish Bhutiani
Aka:
Mukti Bhawan
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Bollywood, Comedy, Drama
Countries:
India, Bollywood, Comedy, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/02/2018
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
Hindi
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Hotel Salvation O&A (2017, 26 mins): director Shubhashish Bhutiani and producer Sanjay Bhutiani in conversation with Gaylene Gould
  • The Making of 'Hotel Salvation' (2017, 12 mins): behind the scenes footage of the cast and crew shot on location in Varanasi
  • Original international trailer (2 mins)
  • Original UK trailer (2 mins)
  • Original UK teaser (1 min)
  • Kush (2013, 25 mins): Shubhashish Bhutiani's award-winning debut short film
  • Panorama of Calcutta (1899, 2 mins): one of the earliest films to be shot in India, showing the ghats of Varanasi
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/02/2018
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
Hindi
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Hotel Salvation O&A (2017, 26 mins): director Shubhashish Bhutiani and producer Sanjay Bhutiani in conversation with Gaylene Gould
  • The Making of 'Hotel Salvation' (2017, 12 mins): behind the scenes footage of the cast and crew shot on location in Varanasi
  • Original international trailer (2 mins)
  • Original UK trailer (2 mins)
  • Original UK teaser (1 min)
  • Kush (2013, 25 mins): Shubhashish Bhutiani's award-winning debut short film
  • Panorama of Calcutta (1899, 2 mins): one of the earliest films to be shot in India, showing the ghats of Varanasi

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Reviews (2) of Hotel Salvation

The Old Man And The Ganges. - Hotel Salvation review by NC

Spoiler Alert
04/11/2018

Family resentments have set in stone, laid buried, until an old man and his son bring them to the surface at the Hotel Salvation. As the old man prepares to die we find out he wasn't always so wise, and that the son has inherited generational mistakes by in turn wanting to disallow his own child's heart to influence her life.

The story really needs a more experienced hand at the tiller (one can only relish the thought of what Ray would have achieved with it) for Bhutiani falls into the trap of oversentiment and stock characterisation. Even so, it is a promising debut, with beautiful photography, decent acting throughout, and an assured control over pacing.

If you're expecting an illuminating essay on life and death you'll be disappointed, but it is a reasonable story reasonably told, and Bhutiani is someone to keep an eye out for.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

No subtitles - Hotel Salvation review by MD

Spoiler Alert
16/07/2019

I enjoy a bolywood film as much as the next person, but are we really expected to speak the indian languages? I wish the movie details on the website gave some language and subtitle information.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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