The much acclaimed Mukti Bhawan will now release on 7th April, 2017 in India. The film has been written and directed by Shubhashish Bhutiani and produced by Sanjay Bhutiani & Sajida Sharma under their banner Red Carpet Moving Pictures. The film 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. And so the two check into Mukti Bhawan, a hotel dedicated to the people with the same beliefs, where the guests are expected to either die in 15 days or leave. The lead cast includes Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni , Palomi Ghosh, Navnindra Behl & Anil K Rastogi. Mukti Bhawan had it World Premiere at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival 2016 to a 10 minute standing ovation and received the UNESCO Award. The film has been traveling the International Film Festivals globally like BIFF 2016-Busan, DIFF 2016 – Dubai, Gotenborg -Sweden, Vesoul-France.
This is Shubhashish Bhutiani’s first feature film, after he made his debut with the short film ‘KUSH , which won the Best Short at the Venice Film Festival in 2013, and got shortlisted by the Academy for the Oscars in 2014.
It went on to receive the National Award the same year and won a further 25 international awards worldwide.