Astro acquires rights for Hotel Salvation

Astro acquires rights for Hotel Salvation



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, its a dream come true   to see our littIe 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, Hotel Salvation 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  ( Life of Pi’), Lalit Behl ( Titli ), Geetanjali Ku!karni ( Cor›rt”), and Palomi Ghosh and has won 25 international  awards, including  the Grand Prix  Enrico Fulchignoni  and the UNESCO  Gandhi Medal during its premiere at Venice.

The critics have raved about  the film which garnered  4 and  5 star reviews  in UK media. Asian Culture  Vulture said “Gentle, unassuming, funny & poignant, Hotel Salvation is a small gem of a film in many ways” while Empire rated it 4 stars saying, “A simple story beautifully  told”; “A moving,  rewarding watch that’II get you thinking” (Time Out) rating 4 stars whereas Sight & sound called it  ‘A triumph.’

About Cinestaan International Sales

C International Sales is the Sales & Distribution arm of Cinestaan Film Company (CXC), a boutique Film Studio based in Mumbai & London. C International Sales champions both Indian and International films seeking global audiences. With offices in Mumbai, New Delhi and London, the sales team have experience premiering and launching films at major festivals and markets, executing successful award campaigns and brokering multi territory theatrical, TV, satellite and digital deals. C International Sales has the capacity to board a project in its infancy and can  ensure  the  film  is  monetized  at  each stage.