Nirvana Inn starring Adil Hussain, Sandhya Mridul and Rajshri Deshpande had its World premiere at Busan Film Festival and now the film will be screened at prestigious IIFFSA Toronto.
IIFFSA – International Film Festival Of South Asia, is the largest South Asian Film Festival in North America. Actor Adil Hussian took to his social media and expressed his excitement about the screening.
He wrote, “Happy to announce that our @NirvanaInnFilm will be screened @iiffsa Toronto...So happy that it is quite bit shot in Majuli Assam. I play an Assamese Character called Jogiraj. Along with @sandymridul and @rajshriartist”
Directed by Vijay Jayapal, the film revolves around Boatman Jogiraj Chakraborthy (Adil Hussain) who 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 Jogi’s eyes playing tricks on him or are the violently unhinged guests a manifestation of his survivors’ guilt? Maybe he’s dead, trapped inside a variation of Sartre’s ‘hell is other people’ philosophy. 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?
The film’s 115-minute-long runtime depicts Jogi’s descent into paranoia amid the increasingly unsettling atmosphere, but offers no easy answers.