Akshay Kumar’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha reflects how India will pray to a goddess but won’t respect a woman. Watch video

Akshay Kumar's Toilet Ek Prem Katha is sure entertaining and thought provoking but its dialogues are a reminder of how women and their health is not considered a priority in our country. Here are the dialogues in the trailer which will stay with you long after you have watched the trailer.

Written by A. Kameshwari | New Delhi | Updated: June 12, 2017 11:05 am
akshay kumar, bhumi pednekar, toilet ek prem katha, toilet ek prem katha dialogues, toilet ek prem katha trailer Akshay Kumar as Keshav and Bhumi Pednekar as Jaya make the story of Toilet Ek Prem Katha extremely convincing.

Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film Toilet Ek Prem Katha has blockbuster written all over it. People are loving everything about the trailer, which has comedy and tragedy blended together in a subtle way possible but beyond just a film, the trailer puts in front a struggle which is going unnoticed everyday, millions of voices which are going unheard and women who are falling sick just because we think toilet — or lack of it — is not really an issue. In the film, Akshay plays the role of Keshav whose wife Jaya (Bhumi Pednekar) leaves him because his house doesn’t have a toilet.

Keshav doesn’t realise the importance of having a toilet at home till his married life meets this roadblock. Soon his struggle to get back his wife begins but there is another hindrance — a society that may consider women their ‘izzat’ but refuses to give respect to them. Ironically, Tulsi, the goddess, is the reason cited for not having a toilet at home and forcing women of the house to defecate in open.

We hear women telling Bhumi’s character, “Chalo sava chaar hogaye hai, sab intezaar kar rahe hai lota party mein tumhara welcome ka.” When she can’t bring herself to go in the open, she is made fun of. The women say, “Sasuraal mein khaane ko na de rahe? Saari laaj sharam chodhkar lag jao kaam pe.” The trailer never fails to leave the subject alone or mention it out of context. In a conversation between Akshay and Divyendu Sharma, we hear, “Unhone toh meri kismat ghusalkhaane mein likhi hogi, aur upar se flush aur kardiya,” which indirectly depicts how a man’s attempt goes in vain if he tries to stand up for a woman. Being a frustrated husband, Akshay asks his fellow village men if banishing a toilet more important than a woman’s privacy.

And you cannot even think of having a toilet at home because, “Jiss Aangan main tulsi lagate hai wahan shauch karna shuru karde?” Toilet Ek Prem Katha’s dialogues, written by Siddharth-Garima, highlights mentality that needs to be challenged. As Anupam Kher says in the trailer – “if you change nothing, nothing will change.”

Watch the trailer:

Finally, the trailer comes to an end on a disappointing note where the actor can be heard saying, “Aashiqo ne Aashiqui ke liye Taj Mahal bana diya, hum ek sandas na bana sake.” So has the man in question failed to educate his village about the benefits of toilet in order to save his married life? Well, the mystery remains intact but going by the dialogues and the story line, they say change begins at home but in India, even a small change at home seems a distant dream.

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    Sanjeev Kohli
    Jun 12, 2017 at 7:19 pm
    As per the heading of this article, May I know what objectionable material did u find in this trailer? What made you share this link with such heading? According to me. This film will be the most positive msg of Swachhta Abhiyan is a pure extension to Vidya Balan's campaign "Jahan soch hai wahan Shauchalaya hai" Infact it is a film which is specially being made for woman to give them a respectable life! though the heading of this article is misleading to increase traffic on this portal but Indian Express has handled it diplomatically
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      Mahee
      Jun 12, 2017 at 3:25 pm
      The film is trying to cash in on the swatch bharath abhiyaan in a filmy way.
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        Bharati
        Jun 12, 2017 at 1:40 pm
        Why is the movie creating supers ions like you can't have a toilet where there is tulsi? Nonsense. Never written in any scripture. Agreed the movie may have many points but this myth will be media created.
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          Sanjeev Kohli
          Jun 12, 2017 at 7:21 pm
          Bharti ji. It is tel u what ppl still thought till a few years ago! So if u wana spread a positive msg then u must show why it is being spread! There is nothing wrong in it!
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          sandesh bukate
          Jun 12, 2017 at 11:47 am
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            Kabuni
            Jun 12, 2017 at 11:40 am
            paid news always create something negative news. why you gave such stupid news heading where you find that(India will pray to a goddess but won’t respect a woman)
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              Vivek
              Jun 12, 2017 at 12:49 pm
              India will pray to a goddess but won’t respect a woman. This is very true because all indians while quarrel abuses each other's mother and sister.
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