'Hotel Salvation' to premiere in the UK
\'Hotel Salvation\', which has already won multiple film awards, will premiere in the UK on June 27. The Shubhashish Bhutiani-directed film, which is called \"Mukti Bhawan\" in Hindi,
Mumbai: 'Hotel Salvation', which has already won multiple film awards, will premiere in the UK on June 27. The Shubhashish Bhutiani-directed film, which is called "Mukti Bhawan" in Hindi, will have its UK premiere at BFI Southbank in the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (LIFF). The festival runs from June 22 to 29.
"Hotel Salvation" revolves around an overworked modern son forced to accompany his 77-year-old father, who is in search of salvation in Varanasi. The film features actors such as Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl and Geetanjali Kulkarni. It will open in late Summer in cinemas UK-wide and at BFI Southbank as a centrepiece of the BFI's India on Film season (running April – December 2017); part of UK/India 2017, a cultural celebration between the two countries in collaboration with the British Council.
"I am absolutely thrilled that we will be working with the BFI for the UK release. We couldn't have asked for more, and after such warm responses from all around the world and in India, I can't wait to see how the audience in the UK reacts to the film," Shubhashish said in a statement. Julie Pearce, head of BFI, said the film with its life- affirming story will strongly appeal to the audiences in the UK. "He (Shubhashish Bhutiani) is part of the current new wave of fresh and exciting young Indian directors and is, without doubt, a talent to watch," Pearce added.