Akshay Kumar's latest release Toilet Ek Prem Katha touches upon a important subject - the lack of toilets and the inconveniece it causes to women in particular.
Directed by Shree Narayan Singh and featuring Bhumi Pendekar, the film is about a newly married couple, living in small town India. The wife walks out of her husband's home within days of her marriage as they don't have a toilet at home and she is against the idea of defecating in the open, with the 'Lota Party' of the village. The story conveys a serious message through a film that is light hearted yet sensitive.
Speaking about the movie, producer and actor Akshay Kumar said, "Cinema as a medium is a great way to storytell and share messages with a world audience. You can entertain and inspire in equal measure."
Talking about the sensitivity and importance of this film, Kumar said that the subject drew him to the film. "I wanted this subject to be heard, creating a voice about a serious issue while using humour as it’s back drop and drama as it’s driving force. But the secret ingredient being a genuine love story had me hooked from day one, whatever reservations I might have had were completely outweighed by the chance of making this into a reality for the world to witness, that India may have 3D movies but not a toilet!"
So this weekend if you are looking for an entertaining movie with a message, go and watch Toilet Ek Prem Katha. Now playing at GV Cinemas.
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