Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

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Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
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Theatrical release posters
Directed by Shree Narayan Singh
Written bySiddharth Singh
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyAnshuman Mahaley
Edited by Shree Narayan Singh
Music by
Production
companies
Distributed byViacom 18 Motion Pictures (India)
Reliance Entertainment through 20th Century Studios and Paramount Pictures (Overseas)
Release date
  • 11 August 2017 (2017-08-11)(India)
Running time
155 minutes [1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget 75 crore [2]
Box officeest.₹310 crore [3]

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (transl.Toilet: A Love Story) or simply Toilet, is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film [4] directed by Shree Narayan Singh. [5] [6] Co-produced by Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey, [7] the film stars Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar, [8] with campaigns to improve sanitation conditions in India, with an emphasis on the eradication of open defecation, especially in rural areas. [6]

Contents

The film highlights India's toilet problem, which is caused by its cultural and religious sentiments. In Indian rural areas, people still do not have this basic necessity, which frustrates women and which further leads to sexual harassment. It was reported that it is based on the true story of Anita Narre from Madhya Pradesh, who refused to go back to her husband Shivram's home because it had no toilet. [9] [10]

The film released on 11 August, 2017. It received mostly positive reviews from the critics for the scripting and performances of lead actors. It was a commercial success domestically as well as overseas, particularly in China. It became Kumar's highest-grossing film of all time and the fourth highest grossing Indian film of the year grossing ₹311.02 crore worldwide.

The film received three nominations at the 63rd Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Director for Narayan Singh and Best Actor for Akshay Kumar.

Plot

In an Indian village Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh, a group of women go to a field, away from their village near Nandgaon in the early hours of the day to defecate in the open, behind the cover of bushes. Keshav has to marry a black buffalo because his father Pandit Vimalnath Sharma is a very religious and superstitious priest, and he believes that his son's marriage to a black buffalo will help improve Keshav's fortune.

Keshav meets Jaya, an educated college going girl, falls in love with her and eventually convinces her to marry him. However, Keshav's father is of the view that Keshav's horoscope is such that he can and should only marry a girl who has two thumbs on her left hand. Since Jaya does not fulfill this requirement, Keshav has an artificial thumb made and gives it to Jaya who wears it as a ring on her thumb. Keshav's unsuspecting father agrees to their marriage.

On her first morning in Keshav's house, Jaya reluctantly goes to a field to defecate, but comes back agitated without defecating and complains about it to Keshav. Despite Keshav's repeated attempts to convince Jaya to give up her stubbornness about needing a toilet, Jaya remains steadfast. He makes a couple of temporary adjustments to solve the problem, first taking her to a neighbour's house which has a portable toilet for a bedridden elderly woman, and later in a train that has a seven-minute stop at the village railway station, without actually constructing a toilet in his house, but after a while, one day she gets locked up in the toilet and train departs the station and agitated and frustrated Jaya leaves Keshav and moves back to her parents' house.

After a futile attempt to convince his sarpanch and villagers to build toilets in the village, Keshav, with the help of Jaya, contacts the concerned regulatory authority and starts the construction of a toilet in his front yard. When the construction is finished, Keshav's father and the sarpanch arrange to demolish the toilet while Keshav is still asleep. But Keshav wakes up before the toilet is completely destroyed and protects it from complete demolition.

Jaya now files for a divorce in the local court citing the unavailability of a toilet in her husband's house as the primary reason for seeking a divorce. Due to its unique nature, the case receives much media attention. Politicians and the concerned government departments spring into action to hasten the construction of toilets in Keshav's village. But Keshav's father remains steadfast on his decision to not have a toilet in his house, until one day, his mother, while going out to defecate, falls on the doorstep, injures her hip and cries vehemently that she can't possibly walk to the fields to defecate, and that she must use the toilet that Keshav constructed in the front yard. After much reluctance, Keshav's father gives in and helps his mother to the toilet. He then realises that a toilet is indeed a critical requirement within a household.

On the day of the hearing of the divorce case of Keshav and Jaya, the judge gets an official notice from the Chief Minister's office urging the judge to not grant their divorce as the construction of toilets in their village shall be started the very next day. The couple comes out together happily. Keshav's father apologises to Jaya for his stubbornness. In the end credits, villagers are shown lining up to use mobile toilets outside their village while the construction of toilets throughout the village proceeds.

Cast

Production

Development

The film was written by Siddharth Singh and Garima Wahal, the writers of the 2013 Hindi film Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela . It shares some similarities with a true event in which 19-year-old Priyanka Bharti fled her husband's home in 2012 [17] when there was no toilet. [18] [19] In the film, before the end credits, Toilet mentions that it is based on the story of Anita Narre from Madhya Pradesh, who refused to go back to her husband Shivram's home because it had no toilet. [9] [20]

Filmmaker Praveen Vyas sent a legal notice to the makers, claiming that Toilet- Ek Prem Katha plagiarised scenes and dialogues from his documentary Manini, based on the same subject. [21]

Marketing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it a good effort to further the message of cleanliness, as per Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. [22] [23] In December 2017, Bill Gates listed Toilet: Ek Prem Katha as one of the six positive things that happened in 2017. [24]

Akshay Kumar dug a toilet in Madhya Pradesh to promote the film. [25] The movie trailer was released on 11 June 2017. [26]

Reception

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes , Toilet Ek Prem Katha has an approval rating of 27% based on 11 reviews, with an average rating of 5.43/10. [27] Meena Iyer of The Times of India gave the film 4 stars out of 5, saying, "Director Shree Narayan Singh holds up a mirror to society, showing us how our superstitious villagers, lazy administration and corrupt politicians have actually converted India into the world’s largest shit-pond. Women especially, are treated more insensitively than cattle!" [28] Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express gave the film a rating of 2 stars out of 5 and said, "It’s fitting that Akshay Kumar has greenlit and played the lead in this film, which is more a primer of How To Break Social Taboos and Make Toilets rather than a powerful social drama". [29]

Bollywood Hungama praised the performances of the lead actors of the film but criticized the long length and inconsistent screenplay, and concluded the review by giving the film a rating of 3 stars out of 5, saying that, "On the whole, 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." [30] Rachit Gupta of Filmfare gave the film a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 and said, "Toilet – Ek Prem Katha is a solid entertainer with a strong social message. It may not have the most polished screenplay, but director Shree Narayan Singh's deft handling of the subject makes the most out of its noble intentions." [31]

Rajeev Masand of News18 gave the film 2.5 out of 5 stars and said, "It’s clear the film has its heart in the right place but the blatant pandering gets tiresome. Akshay Kumar brings just the right amount of levity and Bhumi Pednekar shines. It’s the sloppy writing that is the culprit here. Toilet Ek Prem Katha had potential but it’s only sporadically entertaining." [32] Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times gave it 2.5 stars out of 5, saying, "Ek Prem Katha endorses the Indian government’s Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan so seriously that after a point it starts to look like that Priyanka Bharti ad featuring Vidya Balan". [33]

Writing for The Hindu , Namrata Joshi said, "While some amount of potential (eventually lost) is visible in the first half, the second half of the film ends in a total mess". [34] Anna MM of Firstpost rated it 1.5/5, saying, "The tragedy of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is that minus stalking and the chamchagiri, it could have been a good film". [9] Saibal Chaterjee of NDTV gave the film 2/5 stars, and said, "When what should at best have been a ten-minute public service film bloats into a two-and-a-half-hour, patience-testing, yawn-inducing Bollywood puff-job for a government scheme, it is bound to stink to high heaven. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha does". [35]

Rohit Bhatnagar of Deccan Chronicle gave the film 3.5/5 and said, "Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar and Divyendu Sharma are sure to win you over with their quirky yet brilliant acts". [36] Anupama Chopra of Film Companion gave the film 2.5 out of 5 stars and said, "The second half becomes a litany of lectures, brazen plugs for the government, tedious song sequences, a 3000-crore toilet scam and an inexplicable change of heart...everything is stitched together hurriedly. There is too much preaching and not enough punch. At over two and a half hours, it’s too long and not very satisfying." [37] Raja Sen of NDTV gave the film 2 out of 5 stars and said, "Akshay Kumar is sincere, but this film is too painfully long and preachy to be effective." [38]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it a good effort to further the message of cleanliness, as per Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. [39] [40] In December 2017, Bill Gates listed Toilet: Ek Prem Katha as one of the six positive things that happened in 2017. [41]

Box office

The film released on 11 August 2017, before India's independence day. [42] The film grossed 311.5 crore (US$45.55 million) worldwide, becoming Akshay Kumar's highest-grossing film, and his first film to enter the 300 crore club. [3]

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha worldwide gross revenue breakdown
TerritoriesGross revenue
India 186.42 crore (US$28.63 million) [43]
China $14.36 million [44] (₹97.34 crore) [45]
Other territories30.16 crore (US$4.63 million) [43]
Worldwide total 311.5 crore (US$45.55 million) [3]

Domestic

The film collected 13.10 crore (US$2.01 million) in India on the first day. [46] The film became Kumar's 9th biggest opening film. [47] The film grossed Rs 132 crore in India, and emerged as the highest-grossing film of Kumar. [48] [49]

Overseas

On first day, the film collected 16.66 lakh (US$25,582.91) from 16 screens in Australia and 5.79 lakh (US$8,891.06) from eight screens in New Zealand. [50] Toilet grossed $2,250,000 on its opening weekend overseas. [51] The film was re-titled as Toilet Hero in China for Chinese audiences. [52] The film collected 91.31 crore (US$13.35 million) in 7 days at the Chinese box office. [53] By its 17th day, the film had grossed $14.36 million [44] (₹97.34 crore) in China. [45]

Soundtrack

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
Soundtrack album by
Vickey Prasad, Manas-Shikhar, Sachet–Parampara
Released13 July 2017
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length21:00
Language Hindi
Label T-Series
External audio
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The soundtrack of the film was composed by Vickey Prasad, Manas-Shikhar and Sachet–Parampara and the lyrics were written by Siddharth-Garima. The first track of the film, titled "Hans Mat Pagli", sung by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal, was released online on 28 June 2017. The second track, "Bakheda", sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan, was released on 5 July 2017. The third song released was "Gori Tu Latth Maar", sung by Sonu Nigam and Palak Muchhal, and released on 12 July 2017. [54] [55] [56] The soundtrack was released on 13 July 2017 by T-Series and consists of five songs. The song "Toilet Ka Jugaad", sung by Akshay Kumar and Vickey Prasad, was included in the film but was not released along with the soundtrack. It was released on 4 August 2017.[ citation needed ]

All lyrics are written by Siddharth-Garima

Track listing
No.TitleMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Hans Mat Pagli"Vickey Prasad Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal 5:18
2."Bakheda"Vickey Prasad Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan 3:27
3."Gori Tu Latth Maar"Manas ShikharSonu Nigam, Palak Muchhal 3:58
4."Subah Ki Train"Sachet–Parampara Sachet–Parampara 3:45
5."Toilet Ka Jugaad"Vickey Prasad Akshay Kumar, Vickey Prasad4:32
Total length:21:00

Accolades

Date of ceremonyAwardCategoryRecipient(s) and nominee(s)ResultRef.
2 December 2017 Star Screen Awards Best Actor – Male (Popular) Akshay Kumar Nominated
30 December 2017 Zee Cine Awards Best Film (Viewer's Choice)Toilet: Ek Prem KathaWon [57]
Best Film (Jury's Choice)Nominated
Extraordinary ImpactWon
Best Actor – Male (Viewer's Choice) Akshay Kumar Nominated [58]
Best Actor – Male (Jury's Choice)Nominated
Best Actor – Female (Viewer's Choice) Bhumi Pednekar Nominated
Best Actor – Female (Jury's Choice)Nominated
Best Debutant DirectorShree Narayan SinghNominated
Best DirectorNominated
Best WritingSiddharth Singh, Garima WahalNominated
20 January 2018 Filmfare Awards Best FilmToilet: Ek Prem KathaNominated [59]
Best DirectorShree Narayan SinghNominated
Best Actor Akshay Kumar Nominated
28 January 2018 Mirchi Music Awards Upcoming Music Composer of The Year Vickey Prasad (for the song "Hans Mat Pagli")Nominated [60]
3 May 2018 National Film Awards Best Choreography Ganesh Acharya (for the song "Gori Tu Latth Maar")Won [61]
13 May 2018 Matri Shree Media Award Best Feature FilmToilet: Ek Prem KathaWon [62]
22 June 2018 International Indian Film Academy Awards Best FilmToilet: Ek Prem KathaNominated [63]
Best Actor Akshay Kumar Nominated
Best StorySiddharth Singh, Garima WahalNominated

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