Get ready to sing along as the romantic duet between Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar from Toilet: Ek Prem Katha finally releases “Hans Mat Pagli”
A Reliance Entertainment and KriArj Entertainment bursting onto our screens with overseas release on 11th August 2017
What is a love film without the love song? Get ready to sing along as the romantic duet between Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar from Toilet: Ek Prem Katha finally releases.
Teaser clips of “Hans Mat Pagli” (male version) and ‘Hans Mat Pagle’ (female version) flushed their way into circulation earlier this week, instantly attractinglovers around the world and allowing them to enjoy that famous “aww”moment.
The romantic number is earthy, upbeat and infectious, much like our lead couple’s desi love story. This old school melody will undoubtedly be a classic, just like the film it symbolises.
Talking about the song Akshay Kumar revealed, “Once during the shoot, I was travelling by road with the film’s writer Siddharth Garima, when I noticed that the truck ahead had the line Hans Mat Pagli Pyaar Ho Jayega. I felt that it went with the milieu of our film and asked the writers if they could pen the lyrics with this hook line. We have four desi romantic numbers in our movie.”
Adding about the song, the lead actress Bhumi Pednekar, said, “By the time we finished shooting this song, the villagers had taken to it. There’s a certain innocent flirtiness to the lyrics, which you instantly connect with when you listen to the song. It also shows how romance in small towns and many cities begin.”
Composed by Vickey Prasad and crooned in the melodious voices of Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghosal, the songs are shot in Mathura and Agra.
TOILET: EK PREM KATHA is a satirical, quirky, humorous, light-hearted take on India’s open-air defecation issue, aiming to tug the hearts of every single lover, who is willing to go to any lengths for their beloved. It tells the real-life love story between Keshav from Nandgaon (Mathura) played by Akshay Kumar and Jaya from Barsana (Mathura) played by Bhumi Pednekar, whose love transcends across barriers of society and tradition but is challenged by the most unexpected hurdle, a toilet. Conflict comes knocking on the first day of their marital life, when Jaya leaves Keshav’s house for good, after discovering that there is no toilet. Distraught and desperate, Keshav sets out on mission to win back his love- by battling against the age old traditions, mind-set and value system of his country.
Set against the backdrop of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to improve sanitation across India, ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ (‘Clean India Movement’), TOILET: EK PREM KATHA is the latest statement of intent from Akshay Kumar in his bid to galvanise modernisation and equality in his home country. The film tackles the fundamental need to provide households across the nation with a functioning toilet to reduce open defecation in public, which is intricately linked to issues of women safety.
TOILET: EK PREM KATHA is directed by Shree Narayan Singh, best known for his work editing smash hits such as Baby (2015), M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) and Rustom (2016), and co-produced by dream team Neeraj Pandey and Akshay Kumar himself. The ensemble of cast is led by Akshay Kumar, who is joined by Bhumi Pednekar (Dum Laga Ke Haisha), Anupam Kher (Bend It Like Beckham, Silver Lining Playbook) – to condense a star-studded cast.
A revolution in the making, TOILET: EK PREM KATHA uses humour to educate the world and bring to light the issues surrounding sanitation and women safety in India.
Not to be missed, be sure to catch the film’s release internationally in cinemas on 11th August by Reliance Entertainment and KriArj Entertainment. And remember, don’t forget to flush!
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