Mukti Bhawan trailer: Adil Hussain in an unusual story of life, death and a father-son duo
The trailer of Shubhashish Bhutiani's Mukti Bhawan released on 8 March, 2017, and it looks warm, touching and picturesque.
It opens with the line, "Mera waqt aa gaya hai, aur main marne ke liye tayyar hu," which is said by an old man during a very sombre family meeting. The scene then changes to a more happy setting, where the same family is celebrating the old man's birthday. He says he wishes to die in Varanasi.
The trailer also features a young girl, who is presumably the old man's daughter. He asks her if she will join him, and she jokes about joining him in death.
The name of the place the father intends to stay at is called Mukti Bhawan, but rooms are not actually let out for the whole time period till you attain salvation; one can stay there only for 15 days. If one does not die within this period, the only option is to leave. A real-life Mukti Bhavan does exist in Varanasi.
We also witness conversations between his son and the son's wife. The son taunts the wife for asking how long the trip will take, implying that she wants to know when the father will die. Later, she also asks how long he will stay with the father. This will definitely add an interesting dimension to the father-son relationship.
The visuals in the trailer are raw and colourful, especially the shots of the ghats at Varanasi, which are reminiscent of Masaan.
Unsurprisingly, the film seems to ask a lot of questions about life and death, such as the instance where the son asks his father if he would want to be reborn in the same family.
Mukti Bhawan releases in cinemas on 7 April, 2017. It stars Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni and Palomi Ghosh
Watch the full trailer here: