Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Movie Review
Movie Name: Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Anupam Kher, Divyendu Sharma, Rakesh Sharma
Director: Shree Narayan Singh
Rating: 2/5 (two) stars
Thumbs Up: Star cast performances, promising first half, good message attached with the film tackling the reality of social issues
Thumbs Down: Dull second half, slow pace, too many songs
Watch It or Skip It: Watch it. Despite a mediocre movie, it deserves a watch for its honest attempt at standing against social issues.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Movie Review: Plot
In accordance with the name of the film, we have an unusual storyline where a love story is hindered because of a toilet. This movie depicts the story of Keshav [Akshay Kumar] who is a 36-year old 12th fail Bachelor. His father is a guy who has a firm belief in old traditions. Pandit Ji [Sudhir Pandey] is a highly superstitious human being. On the other hand, we have Jaya [Bhumi Pednekar] who is a girl that does not care about the outer world and would do anything that she wants to do without thinking about circumstances of the same. Keshav and Jaya meet and fall in love with each other.
The couple marries each other. Everything was fine until Jaya finds that there is no sanitization facility at Keshav’s house. Keshav fights against his father in the pursuit of making him forget the old traditions and construct a toilet in their house. Will he be able to convince his father to build a toilet in their house? Will Jaya come back in Keshav’s life? Find it out in theatres.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Movie Review: Plot Analysis
The movie is packed with funny moments and strong dialogues. The first half of the film is filled with incredible moments that are going to make you laugh out loud. On the other hand, the second half contains mostly dramatic moments. However, these emotional moments hit the pace of the film gradually. Also, there are many cases when songs are added in the film just to make the film look more interesting. Songs could have been bearable however they are not good enough to make the audience sit and hear them on a regular basis. Still, the movie has a strong message fighting against social issues that give is a must watch tag.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Movie Review: Star Cast Performance
Whenever Akshay Kumar appears on the big screen, he surpasses himself and puts up a great act impressing the audience as well as critics. Following the same trend, he does an excellent job with Keshav. He is going to make you laugh, cry and fill your hearts with emotions in his energetic act. His looks, his accent, his expressions, everything about him is perfect.
Bhumi Pednekar is establishing herself as one of the top actresses in the film industry. After an incredible debut, she once again impresses with Jaya. She makes you fall in love with her expressions and dialogue delivery.
Every other supporting actor fits well in their character. Divyendu Sharma and Anupam Kher, both of them impress in their respective roles. Sudhir Pandey passes the test of being an annoying father in the movie as well.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Movie Review: Final Thoughts
The film has its moments in the first half. It drags a bit in the second half. Precisely, the length of the film could have been a bit short if not for the forced songs that are added to the film. The movie is packed with funny scenes, great performances but dragged down because of the pace and some unnecessary additions. In a nutshell, it has a good message attached with a mediocre movie. Two stars for this movie!