Akshay Kumar's satirical take on “relieving ourselves outside in the fields”- Toilet Ek Prem Katha is good to go to cross the Rs 100 crore stamp in the coming week. It is right now the second most beneficial film of 2017 after Baahubali 2 (Hindi). Considering its benefit proportion, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has beaten Bollywood biggies like Hindi Medium, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Kaabil and Jolly LLB 2 by an enormous edge.
The movie addresses a very crucial social issue of the Indian society, i.e. lack of awareness considering the usage and importance of washrooms. Even though the name sounds as if the movie lacks considerable content to address the issue but in reality the movie actually shows the real face of the lives of the people, especially women having to do their personal business out in the open.
The film which needs to fight with a cumbersome title in any case, squanders a lot of its underlying bits in making a sentiment between the moderately aged Keshav (Akshay kumar) and the chipper Jaya (Bhumi) which wrecks when both get married and when jaya finds that she must use the washroom outside.
The concept of the film is very unique and true. The movie addresses on a factual topic - Many villages are still facing the issue of not having a bathroom to use. It is most difficult for women for whom this is a very sensitive subject.
Akshay is the foundation of this satire. His character is brilliant and he conveys yet another topnotch execution. A large portion of a star in the rating is legitimately his. Bhumi is flawless in her interpretation of the feisty Jaya and Divyendu is a fantastic comic. The screenplay is peppered with heaps of “LOL” minutes adjusted effectively with passionate upheavals. As a reward, you get a hummable soundtrack with “Hans Mat Pagli”, “Bakheda” and “Gori Tu Lath Maar”.
The soundtracks of Toilet are not very upbeat but Akshay Kumars performance and the ease with which he performs comedy is flawless. There are moments when the whole hall would burst out laughing! The part after the interval is a bit dragged because suddenly the movie turns from comedy to serious, health issues are addressed, and a very serious dialogue delivery begins on screen. The momentum suddenly shifts.
Both Akshay - who looks his age and Bhumi Pednekar, who ventures into her second film looking basically as she did in her first, make a good pair on-screen. I would rate Toilet 4/5. From the love of Akshay Kumar to the strong role played by his female lead - Bhumi to the soft yet very supportive brother to their narrow-minded and a very backward pundit ji, this movie should definitely be on your watch list!
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