Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, the name of the movie express everything with its name. As the name suggests, it is a love story binded with a subject of tackling defecation in open. Do you know still 58% Indians practicing open defecation? Is this not a flush-worthy concept? Director Shree Narayan Singh has shown the mirror to society, that how our superstitious thoughts, sleepy administration and reprobate politicians have actually converted our country into the world’s largest Toilet. Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Anupam Kher, Divyendu Sharma and Sana Khan have given the best to their role in the movie. Movie supports the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and it is really a must watch movie to every Indian.
As it’s name, it is a love story revolves around the TOILET. This is the story of two lovers, Keshav (Akshay Kumar) bicycle-seller, a 12th fail 36-year-old and Jaya (Bhumi Pednekar) liberal-thinker, a today’s girl with higher education and a woman from his neighboring village in Uttar Pradesh. Keshav will make you laugh, leaves your eyes with tears and even will provoke your emotions with his super-energetic opposition and his dialogues like “Zyada pada likhai fail kar deti hai” will give tickling to your stomach.
As the science has proven that opposites attract always so both poles-apart personalities make a beautiful love tale in the movie. Keshav belongs to traditional so call Indian culture family, his father Pandit Ji (Sudhir Pandey) is a typical believer of Indian tradition. He is the person who changes his route, if a cat comes and crosses his way. Keshav who forcefully trapped by his father with the traditional rituals and has to marry with a buffalo to come out from the Manglik dosh ( bad stars according to astrology).
Whereas Jaya belongs to a liberal family like her grandfather Anupam Kher loves to watch Sunny Leone’s movies, it creates a big laugh in the movie. Every thing was going well and the main issues start when Keshav and Jaya get married. Their train of romance derails when ‘nai-naveli Dulhan’ , Jaya discovers that she has to be the part of a ‘lota party’ for defecation in open. She refuses the practice of defecation in open and how Keshav faces all the challenges of the society and his family, when they disallow of toilet facility at home, is what the plot revolve around.
Direction by Shree Narayan Singh is good but it could’ve been done better. We understand, the subject was different and not so easy to the screenplay but somewhere it looks very repetitive. The first part of the movie is rom-com between Akshay and Bhumi and it will really be liked by the viewers. Second part totally becomes the emotional one and ends with a very beautiful message.
The music of the movie has done by multiple composers like Vickey Prasad, Manas-Shikhar and Sachet-Parampara. Every song is appropriate to the situation and mood. The audience is already enjoying the viral song of the movie. All songs are available on YouTube and you can download it from different websites.