Toilet – Ek Prem Katha is the next big film that we all are eagerly waiting for. In just a few hours the Akshay Kumar-starrer social drama will open in theaters in India. However, fans of the actor in UAE are luckier as they have been able to catch the film hours earlier than us. Like every time, the first review of the film has come from UAE.
Toilet – Ek Prem Katha has been directed by Sree Narayan Singh and stars Bhumi Pednekar as the female lead, opposite Akshay. Wrapped within a romantic story is a strong message-oriented tale. The movie deals with the sensitive subject of lack of toilets in rural India. As per the statistics promoted by the film, as many as 54 per cent of Indians still defecate in the open. Now, those numbers are alarming, and it is great that a movie takes up the task of addressing it. There is just as much that can go wrong with the film as it could go right. Talking about the wrongs and rights of the film is Gulf News. “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,” the review opens. Ouch!
But later, in the review, there are quite a few praises for Toilet Ek Prem Katha. “Director Sree Narayan Singh has a superb knack of shrouding grim social scenarios and regressive traditions with wry humour,” the film critic points out, and further adds that Akshay-Bhumi are “charming as a couple” and their “romantic escapades are endearing.”
“The first half is smooth, but it’s the second half that gets constipated.” Yep there are going to be a lot toilet jokes in every review you read. The reviewer further adds that the premise that promises to be intriguing becomes repetitive and laboured. Some critique on the film’s editing later, the writer concludes, “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.”
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NEW DELHI: Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is all set to hit screens, including some unexpected ones, and foreign media has dubbed the actor ‘Bollywood’s banker,’ highlighting that he scored a hattrick of hits at the box office with his most recent films. A report in Varietymagazine stated: “Akshay Kumar is Bollywood’s banker, churning out hit after hit, including Rustom, Airlift, and the Jolly LLB franchise.” Akshay’s new film could be a game changer in the international market as the makers decided to tap “non-traditional territories” such as Japan and Chile, reports Variety. The film will release in India on August 11 and on other dates in various other countries. The Shree Narayan Singh-directed film is “looking to go beyond Indian cinema’s traditional international market,” reports Variety.
This is perhaps spurred in part by the spectacular success of Aamir Khan’s Dangal in China where it released in May. China is currently waiting for Baahubali 2 to open. Japan, while so far a blip in overseas markets for Bollywood, has warmly welcomed several Rajinikanth films in the past.
Profit-impoverished Bollywood is desperately seeking a hit, trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Instagram. The blockbuster success of Baahubali and Dangal apart, box office returns have been unequally divided between middling hits and outright flops. Two big films starring marquee names released recently and proved to be box office turkeys – Salman Khan’s Tubelight and Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal.
Taran Adarsh places responsibility squarely on the makers of these films: “Let’s not blame the audience. The problem lies within. The biggest of stars need a solid story and captivating screenplay to stand on feet, to sprint and to win. Mere star power isn’t enough.”