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
Marking the 70th Anniversary of Indian Independence
Hotel Salvation follows Daya who, following what he believes to be a prophetic dream, becomes convinced that death is only weeks away and so decides to travel to the holy city of Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganges, to die in peace. His dutiful son Rajiv has mixed feelings about his father’s decision but decides to put work on hold and travel with his father.
What plays out is a touching, delicate exploration of a father-son relationship, told with gentle humour against the backdrop of an ancient city coming to terms with modernity, as well as a frank and open-hearted exploration of what it means to die.
- Mark Kermode
“An instant classic.”
- Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
“If The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel had been remade by Ingmar Bergman
it might have turned out a bit like this.”
- Kevin Maher, The Times