Cast And Crews
Main cast: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Anupam Kher, Divyendu Sharma, Sudhir Pandey etc.
Director: Shri Narayan Singh
Producer: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Duration: 2 hours 41 minutes
Moviesonfriday.com Rating: 3.0 out of 5 stars
Story of the film
‘Toilet: A Prem Katha’, the name itself shows that the story is moving around the toilet. Love of Keshav (Akshay) goes extensively with Jaya (Bhumi Pednekar). Marriage also happens. But in the next morning when the other women invite Jaya to join the Lota party, then Jaya knows that there is no toilet in the house. All women have to go in the open for the defecation, before leaving the day in the field. In such a situation, Jaya clearly denies Keshav that since her childhood, she has always used toilets made in the house, so she will not go in the open.
Keshav’s father is a Brahman, who is worshiped in the court of Tulsi, disagree with her daughter i law and says that toilet can not be formed beacause it is against the traditions, and he strongly stuck on his stubbornness. The Panchayat is also against it that the toilet will not be made. So what will Keshav do for his wife’s love you will get to know after seeing the film.
The film ‘Toilet: A Prem Katha’ is definitely an honest effort. Even today, in many parts of India, women have to go to the dark in the dark open for defecation. There are many arguments for this. But, the main reason for women’s asymmetry, cleanliness, diseases, etc. is also considered as open defecation. To make a film on this issue, Shri Narayana Singh is eligible for saintliness.
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Debut Director Shri Narayan Singh had a really good concept but, unfortunately, he could not serve film with that beauty. Although he has been able to show old faith, strong dialogue and comedy, the first half is quite fun. But after the interval, many things have been repeated in the plot and much more lectures have been shown and efforts have been made to show good to the government. The last nail in the coffin is stopped when you hear the word demonetization from a character and know where it came from. Sadly, the film starts on a social show but the end is like propaganda.
Akshay Kumar has given a fantastic performance in the film and his comedy will also win your heart. Bhumi Pednekar is also winig everyone’s heart with her fantastic performance. She justify her character really well so that she does not come out of character even for a moment. Divyendu Sharma and Sudhir Pandey also did their work very well. Anupam Kher’s character was not written with strength but still he managed to laugh at many places.
The length of the film is the film’s biggest villain. Further work could be done on film editing. Cinematography of Anshuman Mahalaya is amazing.
“Has Mat Pagli” and “Gori Tu Lathmar “are good songs which you will get out of humming. The rest of the songs are not particularly impressive.
The time has come to remove the curtain from the thought of defecation – toilet is a love story concept is correct, but the film will fail on many things.
If you want to watch the movie based on the social issue, you will love the toilet a love story.
Why To watch?
If you want to see the social issue based movie, then simply go and watch. Also, it can be seen for the excellent performance of Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pedenkar.
Why not to watch?
The film is unnecessarily long enough. The film gets cumbersome till the interval. Repetition of the scenes attracts the mind toward the interval. More work should have been done on the screenplay. If cinematography was even better, then the film could become visible.