‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ Review: Good performances, high on propaganda

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a love story that tries to address a social issue. The first half is good, but the second half seems a bit stretched and a bit preachy. The performances are good and the dialogues are well-written, songs are okay. There are too many references to Swachh Bharat, and even demonetisation is mentioned, which makes you wonder about the real producers of the movie.

Toilet Ek Prem Katha was made on a modest budget of Rs 18 crore, so going by its collection, its definitely a hit. However, trade pundits were expecting the film to cross the Rs. 100 crore mark within the first week of its release, which it failed to do so (fell just short of it).

You will hear the word ‘Sandaas’ (hindi word for toilet) several times throughout the film but you will eventually get comfortable with it.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Review

More reviews from leading critics.

Ratings:– Review By:Taran Adarsh Site:Twitter
OneWordReview… Toilet EkPrem Katha: Excellent. Toilet Ek Prem Katha integrates a strong social message with entertainment wonderfully… Powerful performances by Akshay, Bhumi, Divyendu… Toilet Ek Prem Katha mirrors a reality, shuns superstition, hits where it hurts through brilliant dialogue. Deft direction and skilful writing

Ratings:2/5 Review By:Saibal Chatterjee Site:NDTV
The intent of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha may be commendable. The execution is hugely hamfisted. When a Bollywood filmmaker assumes the role of a cheerleader for a government campaign on whose efficacy the jury is still out, you know you’ve been had.Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is as avoidable as what it rightly rails against – open defecation.

Ratings:4/5 Review By:Meena Site:Times Of India
This film is a satirical take on the age-old ‘tradition’ of seeking fields to relieve ourselves. Mercifully it steers clear of being a documentary on sanitization. Instead TEPK is a robust love-story striking a balance between entertaining and educating. The second-half borrows the template for films that address causes and allows for some lecturebaazi. A10-minute snip here would’ve helped the focus stay sharper. So whether you have pressing matters to attend to or not, please take a detour to this toilet. Each of us needs to raise a stink about what our countrymen do in the open. .

Director: Shree Narayan Singh
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Anupam Kher, Sana Khan
Run Time: 2 hours and 35 Minutes
Release Date: August 4, 2017 ( India)

Story: The film emphasizes on the eradication of open defecation in public areas, especially in the rural areas of India, in alignment with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a governmental campaign to improve the sanitation conditions in India.

‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’: Trailer

Watch: Toilet Ek Prem Katha Official Trailer

Akshay launches 24 toilets in 24 hours, promotes ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’

I guess finally we have a Bollywood movie, the promotion of which, is directly helping people in rural areas in India. Akshay Kumar, as part of the promotion of his upcoming film ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ recently launched 24 toilets across India in just 24 hours (with the help of a well-known NGO).

The newly-launched toilets were built across villages near Jaipur, Delhi, Rewri, Mohali, Karnal, Panipat, Kota, Yamuna Nagar, Narnaul and Gurugram (all located in North India).

The film is basically a love story, set in rural India (near Mathura), where the toilet (lack of it) plays the main villain.

The movie is all set to release on August 11 (the weekend before Independence Day – 15th August).

Toilet Ek Prem Katha Could be Tax-Free

The BJP government is quite impressed with the kind of films that Akshay Kumar has been doing of late. And now the government is considering making Akshay Kumar’s latest film ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’, tax-free movie (at least in all the BJP-run states).

Akshay Kumar’s latest film ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’, which focuses on the importance of toilets for rural households, has impressed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as it aligns with the PM’s vision of Swachh Bharat (Clean India).

“Akshay’s work towards building a better India through his films is evident in his recent films. After seeing the trailers and teasers of Toilet – Ek Prem Katha it is very clear that this superstar doesn’t look upon cinema as mere entertainment but a tool of social reform. We feel he’s the best messenger of social reform and progress in Bollywood right now,” says an unnamed source from the government.

Joke on Toilet

Here’s a hilarious joke on toilet…

A Year without Toilet? (Hilarious).

In the days when you couldn’t count on a public toilet facility, an English woman was planning a
trip to India. She was registered to stay in a small guest house owned by the local Schoolmaster.

She was concerned as to whether the guest house contained a WC.
In England, a bathroom is commonly called a WC which stands for ‘Water Closet’. She wrote to the school master inquiring of the facilities about the WC.

The school master was not fluent in English, so asked the local priest if he knew the meaning of WC. Together they pondered possible meanings of the letters and concluded that the lady wanted to know if there was a ‘Wayside Church’ (WC) near the house; a bathroom never entered their minds.

So the schoolmaster wrote the following reply:

Dear Madam,

I take great pleasure in informing you that the WC is located just 9 miles from the house.

It is located in the middle of a grove of pine trees, surrounded by lovely grounds. It is capable of holding 229 people and is open on Sundays and Thursdays.

As there are many people expected in the summer months, I suggest you arrive early. This is an unfortunate situation especially if you are in the habit of going regularly. There is, however, plenty of standing room.

It may be of some interest to you that my daughter was married in the WC; as it was there, that she met her husband. It was a wonderful event. There were 10 people in every seat. It was wonderful to see the expressions on their faces. We can take photos in different angles.

My wife, sadly, has been ill and unable to go recently. It has been
almost a year since she went last, which pains her greatly.

You will be pleased to know that many people bring their lunch and make a day of it. Others prefer to wait till the last minute and arrive just in time.

I would recommend your ladyship plan to go on a Thursday as there is an organ accompaniment. The acoustics are excellent and even the most delicate sounds can be heard everywhere.

The newest addition is a bell which rings every time a person enters. We are holding a bazaar to provide plush seats for all, since many feel it is long needed.

I look forward to escorting you there myself and seating you in a place where you can be seen by all.

With deepest regards,
The Schoolmaster

The Woman never visited India !!!