A movie titled toilet: ek prem katha starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Padnekar has been in talks since the time people got to know about the name and plot of the movie last year. The title of the movie when announced for the first time did evoke few smirks but since the day its trailer has been released people are eagerly looking forward for the movie to release. It is a satirical take on a battle against the age old tradition of open defecation in the country, that is slated to release on 11th of August 2017. The movie is directed by shree narayan singh and co produced by Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey. The movie also casts Anupam Kher and Sana Khan in supporting roles.
Bollywood has always been famous for movies that create an eagerness among citizens before release. Movies are not just a platform for entertainment but from time to time people have witnessed movies that create social awareness and inspire them for a good cause. The movie toilet is also believed to be one such film that may bring a revolutionary change in the mind of people in India where open defecation is a very major problem and the movie has also tried to acknowledge the effort of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swacchh Bharat Abhiyan that is a government campaign to make India a cleaner and healthier country emphasizing on the sanitation conditions and the problem of open defecation specially in the rural areas.
The movie revolves around the story of Keshav and Jaya, where Jaya soon after marriage leaves Keshav’s place after discovering that there is no toilet at his place. Keshav sets out on a mission to win back Jaya’s love. The movie is all about the journey of Keshav where a common man stands up for a cause and eventually changes the mindsets.
Veteran actor Anupam Kher talks about the movie saying that “this is not just a movie, rather it is a movement to bring awareness throughout the country.” Further Akshay Kumar says that for him the main focus is not whether the movie will run or not but if it manages to influence at least 10 percent of the people, the purpose is solved.
Apart from the plot and good cast, the movie also has really good and entertaining sound tracks such as “hans mat pagli”, “bakheda” and “gori tu latth maar”. We expect the movie to inspire and influence people and also mark a huge success at the box office. The rest can only be said after the actual release of the movie.