Toilet Ek Prem Katha
‘Har ghar mai sandas hona zaroori hai varna aapki biwi aapko chod ke chali jayegi’
Toilet which is a very basic amenity for the urban population, defines the entirety of this movie.
We live in a country where more than 50% of the population thrives without proper means of defecation, thus giving way to the need for spreading awareness around this issue in rural areas. Age old traditions of not having a toilet in the house where "tulsi pooja" is done, less knowledge about the cons of open defecation and corrupt officials, join to form a driving force for this.
The movie supports and educates the wave of sensitization required around proper sanitation in India.
Although, it’s hard to believe that an entire movie can be contained around this, Akshay Kumar is bound to prove it otherwise. The movie begins with a lot of humour as Akshay Kumar (Keshav), at the age of 36 is still not married. His toothy smile and desperation for marriage is so comical that people are left rolling in the aisles. Being a "manglik" he is made to marry a Buffalo first. Further, he gets married to a girl named Jaya (Bhumi Pednekar) who is a state topper and ‘angrezi padhi likhi ladki’. But soon after marriage she learns that there is no toilet in the house and she refuses to accept it. This gives way to differences between them leaving her no option but to file a divorce.
Keshav who earlier was unable to fathom the gravity of the issue then decides to fight and get the toilet constructed in his house. It leads to an altercation between him and his father. The second half of the movie will steer you through his valiant quest to educate his fellow villagers about proper sanitation and hygiene by opposing the age old traditions still prevalent in rural areas. Also this movie somewhere is related to the issue that was raised by Vidhya Balan through her ads of Priyanka Bharti. The movie advocates the need for proper sanitation facilities and evading open defecation.
The hilarious elements added by the versatile superstar makes him worthy of half star alone. The Bundelkhandi tone of the actor is just flawless. Also, the transformation his character undergoes from someone who initially asks his wife to adjust to an activist fighting for women’s rights, is commendable. Director Shree Narayan Singh has brought to light the crux of this issue. The weariness of the administration and the crooked politicians, have converted our country into a "pond of shit".
After a really long time Bollywood has seen a satirical movie which is being very well received by audience.
This movie definitely belongs to your to-do list this weekend!
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Finally some good reviews of a movie after number of flops... #ToiletEkPremKatha would be a treat to watch today..— pranav kansara (@pranav2028) August 12, 2017
One of the best films I have ever seen. It was extremely well made and had a vital message for the society. #ToiletEkPremKatha.— Ejaz Hozaiph Bhalloo (@EjazBhalloo619) August 11, 2017
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