Director: Vijay Jayapal
Cast: Adil Hussain, Rajshri Deshpande, Sandhya Mridul
India 2019, 102 mins, Hindi with English subtitles
What’s it like to be haunted by your past? Boatman Jogiraj Chakraborthy (Adil Hussain) acts on his suicidal thoughts and capsizes his vessel mid-journey, killing every passenger on board. Months later, he signs up to be the caretaker of Himalayan resort Nirvana Inn, only to find that the guests who check in are the very people he presumed dead. Are these literal 'ghosts' or projections of Jogi's guilt? Or is the inn a kind of purgatory, a layover he will only be able to move on from once he atones for his sins? Nirvana Inn depicts Jogi’s descent into paranoia amid the increasingly unsettling atmosphere, but offers no easy answers.
Pre-recorded Q&A with director and cast.
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