Toilet – Ek Prem Katha (A Love Story), yes this is the name of the movie inspired by a true story in India. The newlywed bride runs away from her husband home because there wasn’t facility of lavatory.
The story revolves around the struggle of Keshav (Akshay Kumar) to bring back his wife Jaya (Bhumi Pednekar) and she would return only if he fulfills her clause – to build a lavatory in their home. It may sound ridiculous or funny to non-Indian residents but it is the biggest problem here.
The brilliant dialogues hit hard to unveil the truth which is ignored by literate ones too. There is very thin line between believing in God and superstition. We humans twist and turn the beliefs according to our comfort which the movie mirrors thoroughly. What I liked was the movie highlighted that the blame shouldn’t be on government altogether. It is our duty to build a better society.
Kekka (Anupam Kher) echoes the inner voice of every human being – the liking of watching sexy songs which according to me wasn’t obscene. Sex education is the most neglected topic and still hasn’t been implemented in schools. His repetitive quote of “If you change nothing, nothing will change” is the take away from the movie.
It is so difficult to change the beliefs which our fore generations have carried with them. The liberal thinking of Jaya where women are made to hide their faces is commendable and no, there isn’t any trail of feminist here. How women restrain themselves from bringing about the change.
The best buddy of Keshav – Naru (Divyendu Sharma) will make you laugh and also some facts come from him. He is the star which shines through entire movie even among the other brightest and biggest stars.
The movie doesn’t have surprise package or is thrilling but Watch it for the fact – “Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi.