Mukti Bhawan: A thoughtful movie with exceptional performances!

Mukti Bhawan: A thoughtful movie with exceptional performances!

 

An Unusual Journey to Death!

Directed by Shubhashish Bhutiani and featuring Adil Hussain and Lalit Behl in the lead roles, Mukti Bhawan revolves around an interesting relationship between a father and a son after the former decides to die in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi. Set on the backdrop of a real-life concept of “Mukti Bhawan”, this bittersweet movie is a journey of a son who has left with no choice but to tackle his father’s dying wish. Mukti Bhawan is an Indian comedy full of emotional depth. The movie describes the traumatic ordeal of Rajiv (Adil Hussain) who is forced to accompany his seventy year old father (Lalit Behl) to the holy city of Varanasi to, die. The father and the son arrive at the destination and from there starts the journey of their lives for the next 15 days. The death countdown begins and Daya (Lalit Behl) wishes to attain enlightenment before the 15th day. During their journey and the 15 days stay, the father and the son learn a lot of things about each other. Their journeys are interesting as they develop fondness for each other amidst the attention-grabbing happenings of their stay. As they are waiting for Daya’s heavenly abode, Lata (Geetanjali Kulkarni), Rajeev’s wife and daughter Sunita (Palomi Ghosh) visit him and Daya to Varanasi. They ask them to return to the city and soon Daya sends Rajeev back to the city and decides to reside alone in Mukti Bhawan. And, eventually, Daya leaves for heavenly home.

The debut director Shubhashish Bhutiani very effortlessly talks about some weighty topics in the movie like death, sin, redemption and family love. The movie tells a wonderful story and the director, Shubhashish has delivered the best. The screenplay, the backdrop, the cinematography, everything is so real and alive to the tone of the movie. The characters have done their job well and their humour makes it a delightful watch. They have left an unforgettable impression on the audiences. The movie is very indulgent and the director’s portrayal of meditative festivals becomes noticeable.

All in all, Mukti Bhawan is the most significant feature of Shubhashish’s debut feature in Bollywood as it tells us that life is a celebration and all it takes is to smile, if you want to live happily. Highly recommended because of its beautiful thought and outstanding performances!

Bollypedia Ratings – 3.5/ 5 stars

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