Astro acquires rights for award-winning Indian drama Mukti Bhawan
Featuring Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, and Geetanjali Kulkarni, the film has won many laurels since its release.
The multiple award-winning Indian drama film Mukti Bhawan / Hotel Salvation, distributed by Cinestaan international Sales (CIS), has been sold in over 30 International territories including the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Germany, Middle East, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, France, Spain, South Africa, Portugal, South Korea, Italy among others. In a recent move, Astro has acquired rights for the film in 12 South East Asian territories including Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia.
Commenting on the deal, Paul Hudson, Director, Cinestaan International Sales, said, "Good films always find an audience, and that's just what happened with Hotel Salvation, and we couldn't be happier with the sale to Astro."
"We are extremely delighted with this development, it’s a dream come true to see our little gem finding distribution in every part of the world," says the film's producer Sanjay Bhutiani on the Astro deal.
Written and directed by Shubhashish Bhutiani, Mukti Bhawan follows a son faced with his father's untimely demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain salvation. The film, starring Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kukarni, and Palomi Ghosh, has won 25 international awards, including the Grand Prix Enrico Fulchignoni and the UNESCO Gandhi Medal during its premiere at Venice.