Watch Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar as he takes on an important social issue in his latest film TOILET: EK PREM KATHA which releases this Friday, August 11, in theaters all across North America!
Watch the trailer now!
Toilet Ek Prem Katha tells us the real-life love story between Keshav from Nandgaon (Mathura) and Jaya from Barsana (Mathura) whose love transcends across barriers of society and tradition but is challenged by the most unexpected hurdle, a toilet. This is the true story of millions of those women in rural India who till date, walk a few kilometers away from their homes just to be able to relieve themselves, at break of dawn or fall of dusk and face the risk of rape/kidnapping. The film is a satirical, quirky, humorous, light-hearted take on the matter, aiming to tug the hearts of every single lover, who is willing to go to any lengths for their beloved.
Toilet is set in two villages near Mathura, where at least 80% of households are without any access to a lavatory, and begins with the marriage of Keshav & Jaya. Conflict comes knocking on the first day of their marital life, when Jaya leaves Keshav’s house for good, after discovering that there is no toilet. Distraught and desperate, Keshav sets out on a mission to win back his love- by battling against the age old traditions, mindset and value system of his country.
From the panchayat to the sanitation department, from the role of the government to the superstitions of the villagers, it’s Keshav’s journey from being a jugaadbaaz to standing up for a cause that we follow throughout the film. A journey in which he might realize the difficulties attached to making the toilet a household regular. Will the staunch villagers ever budge? Will Jaya give in to Keshav’s love and make adjustments? Will things remain the same in this country? Do mindsets ever change? Will India be a safer country for women by simply making toilets? Only time will tell.
Two brand new videos have just premiered. Watch them right here!
Akshay Kumar’s new interview on the making of his latest film and special behind the scenes clips:
Watch Akshay sing the Toilet anthem himself in this brand new music video for “Toilet Ka Jugaad”
Book your tickets now and don’t miss this quirky movie with a strong social message at a theater near you this weekend!