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Movie Review: Toilet – Ek Prem Katha (2017)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: TBA

Toilet_Ek_Prem_KathaTOILET – EK PREM KATHA is a love story of a man who fights the system and his family to install a toilet in his house for the sake of his wife. Keshav (Akshay Kumar) lives in Mandgaon village in North India with his father (Sudhir Pandey). He falls for Jaya (Bhumi Pednekar) who also starts loving him. Both get married. She is unaware that Keshav’s house doesn’t have a toilet. On the first day post marriage, she is made a part of the women’s ‘lota party’, comprising of all ladies from the neighbourhood who relieve themselves in the open before sunrise. Jaya is enraged and she demands that a toilet is made in the house. Keshav’s father however puts the foot down. He argues that he won’t allow anyone to relive themselves in the house as he claims that it’s against their culture. How Keshav takes up the challenge to construct a toilet and stands up against the system forms the rest of the film.

Reviews:

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Positive Reviews
4.0 “Each of us needs to raise a stink about what our countrymen do in the open.”
Times Of India
4.0 “Don’t look for subtlety in the storytelling in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and you will come away a happy viewer with some relevant thoughts on how non-metropolitan India exists without caving into a depression.”
Sify
4.0 “Don’t look for subtlety in the storytelling in ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and you will come away a happy viewer with some relevant thoughts on how non-metropolitan India exists without caving into a depression.”
Mid-Day
3.5 “Toilet – Ek Prem Katha is a solid entertainer with a strong social message.”
Filmfare
3.5 “Great humour, performances make it worthwhile”
Deccanchronicle
3.0 “TOILET – EK PREM KATHA, despite the minuses, integrates a strong social message with entertainment wonderfully and also questions several age old practises in the society.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.0 “TOILET: EK PREM KATHA could have been a masterstroke but it isn’t a lost hope either.”
Glamsham
3.0 “Akshay Kumar hits the bull’s eye with the subject, but leaves a lot to be desired”
Indiatvnews
3.0 “This Movie Will Make You Laugh, Feel & Think”
Koimoi
3.0 “Akshay Kumar is the new cheerleader of PM Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”
Indiatoday: Samrudhi Ghosh
Average Reviews
2.5 “I must repeat that it’s refreshing to see Hindi cinema tackle such challenging subjects. But a film has to work as a film. This one does, in fits and starts.”
Anupama Chopra
2.5 “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is something that you may not mind watching on your television, but not in a cinema-hall.”
Movietalkies
2.5 “Despite the flaws, Akshay Kumar-Bhumi Pednekar film is worth it for its pure intent!”
DNA India
2.5 “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha isn’t clever enough”
Rediff
2.5 “A Constipated Second Half Plays The Main Villain In This Film!”
Filmibeat
2.5 “Toilet Ek Prem Katha is just short of becoming another Akshay Kumar masterclass in comedy, but it has enough to entertain you.”
Hindustantimes
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Toilet – Ek Premium Katha is a propaganda film, which attempts to tackle a serious issue of hygiene and open defecation but fails to make an impact.”
Nowrunning
2.0 “Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar are rebels with a cause”
Indiatoday: Suhani Singh
2.0 “This Akshay Kumar film is derailed by clunky execution.”
Indianexpress

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