Mukti Bhawan follows the story of a reluctant son who must take his father to the holy city of Varanasi, where his father believes he will breathe his last and attain salvation. When a 77-year-old man, Daya, wakes up from a strange nightmare, he knows his time is up and he must get to Varanasi immediately in hope of dying there to attain salvation. His dutiful son, Rajiv, is left with no choice but to drop everything and make the journey with his stubborn father, leaving behind his wife and daughter.The two of them check into MuktiBhawan, a hotel devoted to people hoping to spend their last days there. Rajiv finds himself having to take care of his father for the first time in his life. While Rajiv struggles to juggle his responsibilities back home, Daya starts to bloom as he finds a sense of community in the hotel, and a companion in the 75-year old Vimla. As the days go by and Daya shows no sign of dying, Rajiv is faced with the dilemma of whether to remain there with his father or fulfill his duty back home.
After reaching Varanasi, the pair checks in at Mukti Bhawan, a hotel which is specifically made for people who want to live out their last few days by the banks of the holy river. However, there's a condition, and that is one can only live there for fifteen days. They settle in and slowly get accustomed to the ways of the hotel. They also meet Vimla (Navindra Behl); a widowed woman who has been living there for eighteen years,as the fifteen days rule does not apply on her. With passing time, the pair experiences various ups and downs in their relationship as we see a very heartwarming yet humorous story about a father-son relationship unfold.
The character development is another interesting aspect of this movie. Daya settles seamlessly in the new surrounding where Rajiv initially struggles to adapt. For Daya, coming here is important because he senses that Varanasi is the only place where he can die peacefully, but for Rajiv this journey is a waste of time and his sole purpose is to get the job done quickly as he is in no mood for finding salvation. We see this in various scenes where he, at times, finds it difficult and claustrophobic to live in the hotel and in their confined room. Daya, on the other hand almost effortlessly befriends other people of the hotel and starts to enjoy his life. Their paths are very different, at times opposite but still they intertwine somehow. They both embark on the same journey, they share the same room but their take on this journey is very different. Their stories flow like a river, as Bhutiani unfolds the layers of his characters very carefully and gently. We see a restless and harried Rajiv stuck between his duties towards his father and his family. At times, we feel like he is holding back only because of the father-son relationship . We reach a point where we see a son desperately hoping for his father's death. He is in so much of a hurry that when Daya gets seriously ill he sets his sight on the quick arrangements of his death, as he starts to look for pyres in the city. However, through the careful pacing of the film we see all of that change, as Rajiv, like his father, eventually finds a liking for this place and the people in it.
The journey for him is educational, he finds a new side in his father and he also learns about his own family. But his transition phase is always being jeopardised by the constant phone calls from his boss and his family. This feels like a wake-up call from reality to him and to us also, as like him, we too, find solace in this tender place, completely detached from the real, brutal lives out there. Daya on the other hand, had his sight set from the beginning. In the process of finding salvation he forgets about the lives of other people around him. The option which he gives his son is nonexistent and thoroughly unrealistic, but it doesn't occur to him. He too, like his son, finds this journey life changing. Ironically, the place where he decids to spend his last few days is the one where he finds a whole new side of life and relationship.
In Hinduism, death is seen as both an ending and a rebirth. Hotel Salvation is full of vivid colours even in the homely nature of the hotel. Gorgeous flowers adorn bodies prepared for cremation and ceremonies are full of light, fabric, and dye. This is a film about finding the beauty in austerity, the celebration in pain, the calm in turmoil.
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 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.
Death never been so peaceful before. A film like Mukti Bhawan reminds us that behind all those villages accompanied by dusty roads are long gone and we do have a middle class section that have their own problems. An uncanny dream that lands a father & his son in a hotel in Varanasi for the former to attain salvation. The subject "DEATH", in this film is approached in a very light hearted way but that doesn't decreases the pain we have when someone dies. But this film does a great job in reminding us that those who are gone, they need to be cherished & they do deserve a jolly farewell as even they don't want to leave this world like that.
After a prophetic dream, 77 year-old Daya (Lalit Behl) decides that his time has come and that he wants to travel to the sacred ghats of Varanasi in order to achieve salvation when he dies. His browbeaten son Rajiv (Adil Hussain) accompanies his father, and while Daya is as difficult and autocratic in (imminent) death as he has been in life, the son and father gradually make their peace in this gentle drama.
A warm tale of life and relationships, embedded in Indian culture and Hindu rituals. Daya, a 77-year-old father, and Rajiv, his over-worked accountant son, journey to the eponymous Hotel Salvation in the awe-inspiring holy city of Varanasi. Rajiv struggles with anxieties about his responsibilities back home, while Daya (whose prophetic dream about his own death led them there) starts to bloom in the hotel as he befriends a delightful widow.
The simple pleasures of this timeless city are explored as father and son belatedly come to know each other in the enforced intimacy of their cramped hotel room and the teaming streets. With superb performances from renowned actors Adil Hussain (Life of Pi), Lalit Behl (Titli) and Geetanjali Kulkarni (Court), this gentle and tender multi award-winning film will make you laugh and cry.
Chicago-based Shapack Partners plans to transform two areas, including the closed store at 509 N. Union Ave., into an apartment-hotel hybrid campus, according to two zoning applications submitted to the city.
The property along Grand Avenue between Desplaines Street and Union Avenue would be divided between a 141-room hotel and a 1,110-unit apartment building. The hotel would be along Union Avenue, while the apartments would be primarily along Desplaines Street, according to the zoning documents.
Most recently, the company received approval for a 36-story mixed-use building at 170 N. Green St. The property is a three-pronged development and will include apartments, hotel rooms and commercial space.
Following a prophetic dream, 77 year-old Daya (Lalit Behl) announces that his time has come and demands to travel to the sacred ghats of Varanasi to achieve salvation in his final days. His overworked son Rajiv (Adil Hussain) finds himself roped into accompanying him to Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation) where Daya finds a new lease of life among the residents of this last stop hostel.
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