PREPARE FOR THE “TOILET ANTHEM” OF THE MILLENNIUM! Sung by Akshay Kumar – A satirical look at a serious social issue.
#ToiletKaJugaad has arrived…..sung by the inimitable Akshay Kumar!
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha portrays the love story between a simple man Keshav (Akshay Kumar) and the progressive Jaya (Bhumi Pednekar) with only one thing standing in their way…a toilet. The film is a satirical take on a battle against the age old tradition of open defecation in the country. From the panchayat to the sanitation department, from the role of the government to the superstitions of the villagers, from scams to ethics, from first love to a matured romance, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha covers all the facets and facades stifling India’s potential to overcome the open-defecation crisis.
Whilst the worlds ills and issues cannot be solved overnight, it’s ironic that we have the resources and technology to reach the Moon and Mars, yet still allow the issue of open defecation to continue as a nationwide predicament in India.
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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!
Watch the official trailer here: