NewDelhi, June 11: Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a movie that has a social message attached to it and is inspired by PM Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Campaign.
Akshay Kumar unveiled the trailer of his much-awaited film opposite Bhumi Pednekar,Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Sunday evening. It gives out a powerful social message without really being preachy. With a perfect dose of humour, drama, and romance, the film deals with a basic problem of sanitation and how rural India ignores to identify it as a problem.
Watch the first trailer of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha here!
The trailer shows the story of Keshav and Jaya who fall in love and get married. However, Keshav’s village does not have a single toilet, which creates a massive rift in their married life. So ultimately it becomes a story of Keshav fighting his village’s superstitions and government’s corruption to ensure proper sanitation for all. Overall, it looks extremely promising as a love story with a strong social message.
The trailer addresses various issues like gender discrimination, sanitation issues, irrational traditional beliefs – all of it done with a dash of entertainment. The three-minute long video certainly promises to be a good entertainer.
Because of the social context of the film, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani also praised Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and said it should be made tax free. Mr Nihalani watched it a couple of days ago. “Watched trailer of @akshaykumar’s #ToiletEkPremKatha. Based on true incidents, it promotes #SwachhBharat.Should be made #TaxFree. #SuperHit!” he tweeted.
— Pahlaj Nihalani (@NihalaniPahlaj) June 8, 2017
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ also stars Anupam Kher and Sana Khan in supporting roles. Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, the film will hit theaters on 11th August 2017!