Hotel Salvation

Hotel Salvation(PG)

14th March 2019
Subhashish Bhutiani - 2016 102 mins
India
Language Indian

Faced with his father's untimely and bizarre demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain Salvation, a son is left with no choice but to embark on this journey.

Score: 71.55%

Some members' comments:

If only death was so easy. Superb Very touching, very human, very real. Dying, families, love, culture, a very rounded film. Magically transported to India – loved it. A cultural insight. Family ties and control all there. Says a lot but oh so slowly. The pace detracted from the message at times. Such a depressing subject but I did not find the film maudlin. We saw a bit of Indian life and their approach to death. I thought the music fitted the mood of the film and the family were united in death. We are all different … yet we are all the same. I let my heart know the truth … at the end. So typical of India and faith. Quite poignant. Glad I stayed with it. Families! Sorry. I have never before been so glad for a film to end. Interesting slant on death and dying. Vague story enlivened by moments of humour and colour. Only 102 minutes? I thought my watch had stopped.

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