Mumbai: A national movement to drive cleanliness and sanitation, Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has received commercial and critical acclaim for its hard-hitting concept. Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a satirical comedy with Keshav (Akshay Kumar) and Jaya’s (Bhumi Padnekar) love story urging one to think about the sanitation facilities available to women in India. Coinciding with the 3rd anniversary of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan, Zee Cinema, The Home Of Blockbuster Hindi Movies is all set to air the World Satellite Television Premiere of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha on Monday, 2nd October 2017 at 12 noon. Along with Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar, the movie also features character actors like Anupam Kher, Sudhir Pandey and Divyendu Sharma in pivotal roles. A rare story of a man who fights tradition for his wife, this film captures the emotion and respect which binds relationships.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is the perfect blend of humour, conflict, romance and yet focuses on delivering a social message making it a blockbuster family entertainer. Divyendu Sharma aces the role of Naru balancing his dry wit and sensitive attitude towards others, whereas Anupam Kher does complete justice to his character of Dinanath Joshi aka DJ Kaka. The film’s music has struck a chord with audiences based on its simplicity and melodious tunes. The plot, focusing on the plight of women in rural areas, has received appreciation from various factions of society including political leaders, activists and viewers. Quirky puns and the wordplay with dialogues like, “Apni aurat ka sabke saamne pradashan karna dharm hai, ya khule mein haggne mein moksh hoti hai” coupled with songs like ‘Hans Mat Pagli’ promise complete entertainment.
Anil Kapoor appreciated the film on social media saying, “Voicing an important issue in a heartwarming & eye opening way! Kudos”
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha features Keshav’s (Akshay Kumar) struggles to save his marriage with Jaya (Bhumi Pednekar) when she moves out soon after their marriage cause of no option but to defecate in the fields. His roadblocks increase when not only his family, but the entire village opposes his decision to support Jaya and build a toilet. Starting a movement which involves the media, politicians and government departments, a sanitation movement kicks off to change the living conditions in Keshav’s village.
But, will the village comply? Will the fate of these women change with the uprising brought about by a man supporting his wife’s ask of defecating in a hygienic environment?