Toilet – Ek Prem Katha is one of the most awaited movies of Bollywood. Directed by Shree Narayan Singh the movie deals with one of the serious and sensitive issues in India, open defecation. Featuring Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar and Anupam Kher in lead roles, the movie shares some similarities with a true event where a girl fled her husband’s home in 2012 due to non availability of toilet.
Toilet – EK Prem Katha is going to be released in a few hours in India, but Akshay Kumar’s fans in UAE have already watched the movie. As people have already watched the movie in UAE, let’s see how they found it:
Gulf News posted first review of the movie and wrote “comes across as a star-driven propaganda vehicle.” Talking about the strong and weak points of the movie, Gulf News wrote, “The satire, which takes a nick at the unholy, but prevalent practice of open defecation in India, comes across as a star-driven propaganda vehicle.”
While the reviewer found first half interesting, the second half didn’t impress them much. While praising the concept of Toilet EK Prem Katha, they wrote, “Director Sree Narayan Singh has a superb knack of shrouding grim social scenarios and regressive traditions with wry humour.”
About the second half of the movie the reviewer wrote, “The first half is smooth, but it’s the second half that gets constipated. It appeared more of a crash course on the existing government’s noble attempts at providing toilets across India and to highlight the narrow-mindedness among Indians who are shackled by cultural and religious beliefs.”
While encouraging people to watch the movie, they added, “The urbane Kumar and Pednekar do a splendid job of playing small-towners. It is Pednekar’s second film and she has an impressive command over her role as a feisty rebel…They are charming as a couple and their romantic escapades are endearing.”
Verdict: Toilet Ek Prem Katha got 2.5/5 stars from the Gulf News. As per their verdict, “While the intention of this film is noble and should be lauded, the love story gets lost in the din of indoctrinating the glorious Indian government’s honourable campaign. Watch this if you are in the mood to witness earnest acting performances, but if you are looking for a propaganda-free film, then this is not it.”
However, you shouldn’t judge the movie by just reading this review. Go, watch it yourself and let us know how you found the movie through comments below.