Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017)

Hindi 2 hrs 35 mins Comedy, Satire
41 %
Total Reviews: 44
Sahi: 18 Nahi: 26

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

Average Critic Rating: (2.58)
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Release Date:
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 - Movie Reviews

Wholly earnest, partly entertaining
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, How Not To Loo And Behold
Akshay Kumar is sincere, but this film about the Swacch Bharat Abhyaan is too painfully long and preachy to be effective
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has something pertinent to say but isn't clever enough to venture beyond screaming platitudes
Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar's social satire can make a difference
Zee News
Manages to raise a stink but gets preachy
Business Standard
सफाई पर अक्षय कुमार का लंबा भाषण
Aaj Tak
Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s performances fail to save this film from becoming a bore fest
Bollywood Life
A film not to be ignored
Khaleej Times
A decent idea flushed down the crapper
Catch News
Main potty tere angan ki
Deccan Chronicle
In Akshay Kumar, we trust
Hindustan Times
Akshay Kumar’s paean to Modi and the potty
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.
A Relevant Film Everyone Should Watch
News 18
Part fun, part sermon
Indian Television
This is a charming entertainer that will in all likelihood bring glory to its collaborators come awards season.
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.
‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ Is A Muddled Melodrama That Tries Hard To Tackle Too Many Issues
Great humour, performances make it worthwhile
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.
India Today
This Toilet Stinks Of Pro-Government Propaganda
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
Live Mint
Akshay Kumar’s Toilet Reeks Of Propaganda
Scoop Whoop
Despite the flaws, Akshay Kumar-Bhumi Pednekar film is worth it for its pure intent!
DNA India
Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar’s film urges Indians to dump archaic beliefs and get their s**t together
Critics call Akshay Kumar – Bhumi Pednekar’s film a little too preachy
Bollywood Life
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha tom-toms govt's Swachh Bharat Mission
Business Standard
Relevant subject, a poor second half but Akshay-Bhumi’s chemistry saves the film!
ABP Live
This Movie Will Make You Laugh, Feel & Think
Koi Moi
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.
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!
The Hindu
Good for Akshay. Good for Swachh Bharat. For the audience? Umm, comme ci comme ca.
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.
Hindustan Times
Terrifically performed, witty, relevant but gets constipated
Glam Sham
‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ Has Big Ambitions but Can’t Mask the Smell of Propaganda
The Wire
Hard-Hitting Social Film Could Have Been Better Structured
India West