Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is an upcoming Hindi-language Hindi romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shree Narayan Singh. Co-produced by Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey, the film will star Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead roles, with Anupam Kher and Sana Khan in supporting roles. The film is a satirical comedy film in support of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a governmental campaign to improve the sanitation conditions in India, with emphasis on the eradication of open defecation in public areas, especially in the rural areas of India.
Synopsis: Keshav and Jaya are from two villages near Mathura, where at least 80% of households are without any access to a lavatories. Conflict comes knocking on the first day of their marriage, when Jaya leaves Keshav's house for good, after discovering that there is no toilet in the home. Distraught and desperate, Keshav sets out on mission to win back his
Film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is worthy to watch once for Akshay and Bhumiâ€™s capable act. !!
August 11 th, 2017
After Prime Minister’s insistence, the need for cleanliness has been stressed by the government through numerous campaigns and Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar have experimented to propagate the same idea through their movie Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. Film is exactly what one would’ve anticipated from it. It is inspirational in terms of plot and yet, as awkwardly preachy as we’d prayed it won’t be. But unfortunately, while on one hand we can applaud how mainstream movies with superstars aren’t about dancing around trees, clearly there are still some teething issues to be talked.
The film revolves around Keshav (Kumar), a 36-year-old man under the thumb of his conservative father Panditji (Sudhir Pandey), who firmly believes that a house where ‘tulsi’ is worshipped should not have a toilet on its premises. When Keshav manages to win the heart of the open-minded Jaya (Bhumi Pednekar) by relentless stalking, his world is turned upside down when the bride refuses to relieve herself out in the fields and demands an indoor toilet. Torn between his traditionalist father and his modern wife, Keshav must do some ‘jugaad’ to save his marriage…
Bollywood stars Akshay and Bhumi have essayed their roles sincerely enough. Akshay Kumar plays his part cheerfully. Bhumi Pednekar who was a pleasure to watch in Dum Laga Ke Haisha, returns in a similar space. She is gorgeous and energetic. Veterans Anupam Kher and Sudhir Pandey have done a wonderful job.
The movie has little documentary type treatment, which is its major weakness. But it is simple film with a social message, in the garb of humour, told by a superstar and so that it’s palatable to every one equally. Maybe, this is the one movie in a long time which does intend to change the living situations of people and decodes the real reasons that stop people from making a toilet at home. “Jis aangan mein tulsi ka ped hai, wahan shauchalaya kaise banega…” is what the movie harps on persistently.
As for the movie, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a good film. The movie lacks a strong emotional connect, though the issue tackled in the movie is quite a serious one. The makers have gone out of their way to laud the Government in every way. The treatment is inept and half-hearted and the result is an average film, which doesn’t entertain much beyond provoking a reluctant chuckle in a few scenes.
Overall, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is worthy to watch once for Akshay and Bhumi’s capable act.