Why Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a must watch movie
5 reasons for why the Toilet: Ek Prem Katha should be on your must watch list
Based on a true story – The film is inspired by the real life story of Anita Bai Narre, a newly-married woman from Jeetudhana village in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh who left her husband because he didn’t have a toilet in his house.
Quirky Title – When Akshay Kumar launched the title of the film, there were a lot of murmurs that how can someone work on a film which is named Toilet. But as soon as the trailer was released we all knew what message the film has to offer. The title ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ is quirky enough and we can’t stop wondering as to how all this unfolds. The only way to find out is by watching the film!
Social Issue – Akshay Kumar continues to emerge as a pioneer for social renovation in India, using his filmography and humorous craft as a mouthpiece to highlight a series of relevant issues throughout the country. A basic luxury often taken for granted by most of the world, the lack of lavatory facilities in India has long been a critical talking point. TOILET: EK PREM KATHA comes as a result of some extremely damning statistics: 60% of the people in the world not exposed to toilet facilities are based in India alone, that’s 564 million Indians defecating in the open due to lack of facilities.
The Man Akshay Kumar himself – Everyone in Indian cinema initially refused to tell the story Akshay Kumar gladly backed. From being known as Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood to telling stories about the common man and his struggles, Akshay Kumar appeals to both the mass and class. This time he has backed a socially relevant film which every actor in the industry refused to do.
Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s chemistry – This is the first time Akshay Kumar is pairing up with ‘Dum Lagake Haisha’ actress, Bhumi Pednekar. We have seen a bit of their chemistry in Hans Mat Pagli and can’t stop wondering how would the duo look on- screen!
Neeraj Pandey-Akshay Kumar’s successful collaboration: Neeraj Pandey has played an integral part in redefining Akshay Kumar’s career. Neeraj directed Akshay in ‘Special 26’ and ‘Baby’ and turned producer for his national award winning film, ‘Rustom’ and now ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ too. The two make a great team and even plan to collaborate in future too. We definitely have expectations high from their brand of cinema.
Akshay Kumar & Bhumi Pednekar starrer TOILET: EK PREM KATHA is making waves nationally and internationally. Spurred on by the incredibleSwachh Bharat Abhiyaan initiative (Clean India Movement), the film has touched a chord with audiences across continents.
Set against the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to improve sanitation across India, ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ (‘Clean India Movement’), TOILET: EK PREM KATHA tackles the fundamental need to provide households across the nation with a functioning toilet in a bid to reduce open defecation in public areas, which is intricately linked to issues such as women safety – open defecation is also a factor in 50% of the rape cases in India. The film’s focus on women’s safety, basic dignity and privacy forms the basis of the love story between Keshav (Akshay Kumar) and Jaya (Bhumi Pednekar), whose love transcends across barriers of tradition, yet is challenged by the most unexpected hurdle, a toilet.
Watch the official trailer here:
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), AnupamKher (Bend It Like Beckham, Silver Lining Playbook) – to condense a star-studded cast.
Listen to the wonderful soundtrack below:
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 released internationally in cinemas on 11th August by Reliance Entertainment and KriArj Entertainment….And remember, don’t forget to flush!