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TOILET Ek Prem Katha - A film that remains trapped in the dilemma of being a PR project for a cause and an entertaining Hindi film. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing)
12 Aug, 2017 | Movie Reviews / 2017 Releases

The detailed review of TOILET Ek Prem Katha  by Bobby Sing can be read at the following link @UCNews app/portal.


(Can be accessed at mobile app, mobile browser as well as on other internet browsers and devices too)
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Shared below are views - Beyond the initial writeup with more interesting insights.
 
In mid 60s Manoj Kumar made his directorial debut with UPKAR supporting the “Jai Jawan Jai Kisaan” slogan given by the then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. And the film was conceived post a suggestion given by the minister himself. Based on a script beautifully woven around the noble revolutionary thought, UPKAR never looked like a deliberately designed, made to order kind of product, also winning over the audience becoming a commercial success. 
 
Just a few weeks back, Madhur Bhandarkar came up with his INDU SARKAR talking about the black years of Emergency, as a cleverly planned film timely released with the sole motive of encashing the fresh political scenario within the country. 
 
And this week we have Akshay Kumar and his writer-director Shree Narayan Singh releasing their TOILET Ek Prem Katha, made with a clear motive of supporting the ‘Swatchh Bharat Abhiyaan’ initiated by the government authorities focusing on the rural India.
 
As stated in the detailed review (in the link given above) TEPK does have a light fun-filled first half providing the promised entertainment, but it becomes a PR documentary post intermission not willing to talk about any corruption or depicting the actual ground level situation of the poor villagers. 
 
As a result it never rises above a strictly average film more interested in pleasing than performing, that can also be referred as an at-your-face, loud promotional campaign diluting its important message.
 
That said, one can surely go for TOILET Ek Prem Katha as an one-time watch, message oriented entertainer led by the ‘New age Manoj Kumar’. But if you are really interested in a much more realistic, hard-hitting, and meaningful film made on the same subject, then watch the Tamil National Award winner JOKER (2016) and get seriously shocked.
 
Rating : 2.5 / 5 (with the additional 0.5 for the courage of choosing such an unconventional, experimental subject for a mainstream Hindi movie.)
 
As usual, the prices were again increased by the multiplexes for this specific film and it was indeed ironical to watch a project especially made for spreading social awareness in the country, being sold at inflated ticket prices.
 
Strangely neither the big names are concerned about this sick price-rise nor the viewers are, but BTC will continue deducting one star from such film’s ratings as its individual revolt.
 
Final Rating : 1.5 / 5

Tags : TOILET Ek Prem Katha Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Message oriented Hindi film, Inspired Film, TOILET and JOKER, Promotes Swachh Bharat Abhiyan of a Cleaner India.
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