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Watched premiere#ToiletEkPremKatha Pathbreaking narrative.Huge push to@swachhbharat.Stellar performances.@akshaykumar @psbhumi @paramiyer_

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Originally posted by llanswerll

Seems Anupam Kher loved the movie.

Isn't he also an actor in this movie ?

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Will be a good movie to watch...

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Not another 50 year old asking his 55 year old father "babu meri vaya karado". 

Whats up with these heroes and not being married at 50.

will wait for reviews before deciding to watch it or not. its not like anushka is there.
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Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' film review

Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar are sincere in their roles but get bogged down with the propaganda message

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Published: 15:55 August 10, 2017Tabloid

In Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Keshav (Akshay Kumar) isn't expected to build a monument like the Taj Mahal that a Mughal emperor had built for his beloved wife, but a utility-friendly toilet for his bride (Bhumi Pednekar) who refuses to defecate in the open fields like the other women in his village.

Understandably, the college topper doesn't want to be a part of the lota party' the village sorority who do their morning business by trekking to the open fields with a lota (spherical water vessel) at the crack of dawn. It's a merry group of women, if you discard their sordid outputs aside.

So, do Kumar who's all heart as Keshav and his on-screen wife Jaya, played by Pednekar, come out smelling like roses in a film that begins by lauding the work of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India Mission?

Not always.

The satire, which takes a nick at the unholy, but prevalent practice of open defecation in India, comes across as a star-driven propaganda vehicle.

The second half was decidedly a crash course on the existing government's noble attempts at providing toilets across India and to highlight the narrow-mindedness among Indians who are shackled by cultural and religious beliefs.

But don't give up on this film yet, because it has some golden moments scattered across it.


The film starts on a promising note where we see a rakish Keshav, who runs a cycle store, being wed to a buffalo under the directions of his pious and conservative father. The animal will offset the misaligned stars, such is the belief.

Director Sree Narayan Singh has a superb knack of shrouding grim social scenarios and regressive traditions with wry humour.

Providing the verve to his vision is the urbane Kumar and Pednekar who do a splendid job of playing small-towners. It is Pednekar's second film and she has an impressive command over her role as a feisty rebel.

Since it begins as a love story, a lot depends on their chemistry and they don't disappoint. They are charming as a couple and their romantic escapades are endearing. It may be a bit disconcerting to see 49-year-old Kumar play a bachelor who is 36 and being smitten by a twenty-something woman, but since the actor is age-defying he seems to pull off the role. Even the bits where he follows her relentlessly is a questionable way of courtship, but Kumar manages to make it less creepy with his charismatic on-screen presence.


The first half is smooth, but it's the second half that gets constipated. The premise which is intriguing and novel becomes repetitive and laboured. Some of the scenes in the second half seems contrived to make the current government shine and sparkle. Keshav and Jaya's domestic problem snowballs into such a stinker of an issue that the entire state seems to be involved towards the end. There's a good chance that you may have lost interest and your steam by all that drama surrounding a toilet-building battle.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, which clocks 175 minutes, would have benefited from tighter editing and fewer number of songs that showcase courtship, heartbreak and divorce.

Actors Sudhir Pandey (who plays the inflexible, traditionalist dad), Divyendu Sharma (Keshav's jovial brother) and Anupam Kher (the naughty granddad with a penchant for watching raunchy Bollywood songs) complement the lead pair.

While the intention of this film is noble and should be lauded, the love story gets lost in the din of indoctrinating the glorious Indian government's honourable campaign. Watch this if you are in the mood to witness earnest acting performances, but if you are looking for a propaganda-free film, then this is not it.

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Film: Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

Language: Hindi with English subtitles

Rating: PG15

Time: 175 minutes

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Sudhir Pandey

Stars: 2.5 out of 5

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Toilet ek prem katha movie review : Akshay Kumar sets a new benchmark with his social issue driven yet entertaining filmToilet ek prem katha movie review : Akshay Kumar sets a new benchmark with his social issue driven yet entertaining film 

Toilet Ek Prem Katha is Akshay Kumar's latest film about a social issue and does very well in raising the topic. Toilet review is based on Narendra Modi's Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan, Toilet Ek Prem Katha is the story of Keshav (Akshay Kumar), who is a young man falls in love with Jaya (Bhumi Padnekar) and gets married. The very next day of marriage Jaya realises that Keshav's home does not have a toilet in it and women go to open fields to defecate. Jaya does not agree with that and leaves the house since Keshav's parents does not agree to put a toilet in the house. Later Keshav realises his love for Jaya and against the will of villagers he decides to put toilets in the whole village.

Story of the film is completely novel toes not borrow anything from any fictional story ever told. Despite of being based on a social issue of rural India, film is extremely entertaining and hits hard on the point when it should. Akshay Kumar as always manages to combine comedy and drama in a single performance. Bhumi Padnekar, who was widely appreciated for her first film Dum Laga ke Haisha stands toe to toe with Kumar who is doing his 90th something film. Other supporting cast includes Anupam Kher, Sana Khan and many others did a wonderful job in creating and adapting to the right atmosphere of the film.

Shree Narayan Singh's direction was apt for the film as he manages to make a fast pace film with deep moments with in the classic narration of a Hindi film with about 120 scenes. Editing has been very helpful and creating the story and also enhancing the depth of story with the help of right music for the film. On the whole Toilet Ek Prem Katha is a must watch to realize that open defecation is a very big issue being faced by half the country.

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