Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017)

Hindi 2 hrs 35 mins Comedy, Satire
Critics Score
Total Reviews: 44
User Score
Total Votes: 3

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Review Summary: Fantastic message gets lost in tedious execution yet 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' is a courageous film

Average Critic Rating: (2.58)
Cast: Akshay Kumar , Bhumi Pednekar , Anupam Kher , Sana Khan , Chirag Desai
Director: Shree Narayan Singh
Release Date: 11 Aug 2017
Est. Budget: 37.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 110.0 CR

Plot: The movie is about PM Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. It is a satirical comedy genre film based on the unhygienic conditions in the rural areas of India Read more

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha - Top Reviews

Wholly earnest, partly entertaining
Mayank Shekhar, Mid-Day
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, How Not To Loo And Behold
Khalid Mohamed, Spotboye
Akshay Kumar is sincere, but this film about the Swacch Bharat Abhyaan is too painfully long and preachy to be effective
Raja Sen, NDTV
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has something pertinent to say but isn't clever enough to venture beyond screaming platitudes
Sukanya Verma, REDIFF
Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar's social satire can make a difference
Ritika Handoo, Zee News

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Toilet: Ek Prem Katha - All Reviews

Manages to raise a stink but gets preachy
Business Standard
सफाई पर अक्षय कुमार का लंबा भाषण
R.J Alok, Aaj Tak
Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s performances fail to save this film from becoming a bore fest
Tushar P Joshi, Bollywood Life
A film not to be ignored
Anita Iyer, Khaleej Times
A decent idea flushed down the crapper
Durga M Sengupta, Catch News
Main potty tere angan ki
Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle
In Akshay Kumar, we trust
Hindustan Times
Akshay Kumar’s paean to Modi and the potty
Anna MM Vetticad, First Post
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha might have sounded great on paper, but loses impact in its telling. The film gets way too loopy and indulgent that I actually heard someone say ‘What crap man!’ aptly summing up a film called Toilet.
Lokesh Dharmani, Masala
A Relevant Film Everyone Should Watch
Divya Pal, News 18
Part fun, part sermon
Vinod Mirani, Indian Television
This is a charming entertainer that will in all likelihood bring glory to its collaborators come awards season.
Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal
Shree Narayan Singh’s earnest but preachy movie, starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar, is an unabashed plug for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ Is A Muddled Melodrama That Tries Hard To Tackle Too Many Issues
Debiparna C, iDiva
Great humour, performances make it worthwhile
Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle
Intuition, common sense and the law of the land would identify Keshav as a scary stalker who should be behind bars, but in a Hindi film, Keshsav is obviously a potential husband.
Sushant Mehta, India Today
This Toilet Stinks Of Pro-Government Propaganda
Stuti Agarwal, Outlook India
मोहब्बत के रास्ते मीनिंगफुल मैसेज देती है 'टॉयलेट: एक प्रेमकथा'
Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar are sincere in their roles but get bogged down with the propaganda message
This Akshay Kumar-starrer is an extended propaganda film, only with better production values and performances
Udita Jhunjhunwala, Live Mint
Akshay Kumar’s Toilet Reeks Of Propaganda
Premankur Biswas, Scoop Whoop
Despite the flaws, Akshay Kumar-Bhumi Pednekar film is worth it for its pure intent!
Sarita A Tanwar, DNA India
Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar’s film urges Indians to dump archaic beliefs and get their s**t together
Smrity Sharma, India.Com
Critics call Akshay Kumar – Bhumi Pednekar’s film a little too preachy
Karthika Raveendran, Bollywood Life
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha tom-toms govt's Swachh Bharat Mission
Veer Arjun Singh, Business Standard
Relevant subject, a poor second half but Akshay-Bhumi’s chemistry saves the film!
Aashu Mishra, ABP Live
This Movie Will Make You Laugh, Feel & Think
Umesh Punwani, Koi Moi
Kunal Guha, Pune Mirror
Of the cast, Pednekar is stilted and awkward, bursting into earnest speech at every opportunity. Kumar is more restrained, playing the role of the toilet messiah in a more laidback manner. But it isn’t enough to lift this film from the depths of mediocrity.
So whether you have pressing matters to attend to or not, please take a detour to this toilet. Each of us needs to raise a stink about what our countrymen do in the open.
Meena Iyer, Times of India
Toilet – Ek Prem Katha' Review: Akshay And Bhumi Brilliantly Question Why Our Nation 'Does It' In The Open
The movie Toilet Ek Prem Katha has a message and I believe it is a must watch for Indians they will realize what is the condition of India right now.
Indias Opinuion
The toxic male sense of entitlement shines through in lines like “biwi paas chahiye, to ghar mein sandaas chahiye (have a toilet at home if you want your wife next to you)”. Cringeworthy!
Good for Akshay. Good for Swachh Bharat. For the audience? Umm, comme ci comme ca.
Kaveree Bamzai, Dailyo
TOILET: EK PREM KATHA Is Boring Social Documentary
Box Office Capsule
In another time, this hero, a sort of Everyman patriot, would have been wonderfully refreshing. Now he is too much of a Swachh Bharat mouthpiece.
Sanjukta Sharma, Hindustan Times
Terrifically performed, witty, relevant but gets constipated
Vishal Verma, Glam Sham
‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ Has Big Ambitions but Can’t Mask the Smell of Propaganda
Tanul Thakur, The Wire
Hard-Hitting Social Film Could Have Been Better Structured
R.M. Vijayakar, India West