To add to the hurdles in the path of their inevitable union, their relationship starts off on a misunderstanding, as it is with all conventional Hindi film couples. Soon after Keshav and Jaya tie the knot Keshav's father says "Mangal ho" and Keshav's friend responds by saying "Ab to bhai dangal karega", basically he tells Jaya that Keshav is going to rock her all night long in front of all the baraatis.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a story about a woman (Bhumi), who leaves her husband (Akshay) on the first day of their marriage after discovering that their house doesn't have a toilet. The film is all about Keshav bringing a toilet and his wife home. The romantic satire celluloid experienced a declined response in south Indian arena as recently released Telugu and Tamil movies have acquired a good hold in the several states and regions in southern part of the country. The age disparity between the hero and the actor playing him is in keeping with a custom followed by generations of senior male Bollywood actors.
First, Kumar is 22 years older than Pednekar. The clash between Keshav and Jaya goes beyond ideologies and comes down to basic beliefs and values. Does Keshav get her back? Akshay also met PM Modi to talk about the film. It also helped the advance booking of the film. At 2 hours 35 minutes, and with the premise better suited for a short film, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a literal snoozefest. There is no one in the industry who can match his comic timing and he proves it right once again. Sonu Nigam melody increased the impact in average songs.
Nowadays, when you enter cinema halls to watch an Akshay Kumar film, you know your eyes will be feasted with a satisfying film.
Shree Narayan Singh's direction is why the film suffers to an extent.
Facing a decent controversy over some verbal cuts, the celluloid successfully divulged a huge number of audiences in the theatres. Small mercy that Toilet stops at its devotion to notebandi.
I am extremely disappointed but I am going with two out five for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha simply because this film deserves to be seen for its overall message.
With its release today, actors are spreading affection towards the film and praising Akshay Kumar with their adorable tweets. This is the problem with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, which had the potential to become a deep, dark satirical take on one of the biggest problems that still shamefully plagues India: defecation in the open.