We’re a film frantic nation and how we dwell is largely inspired from what the Bollywood showcases. Beyond the conventional religions followed in India, which divide us films a cricket is the only religions which bring us together.
Here is a satire on a very peculiar issue in India. ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ revolves around the sanitation problems in India.
Talking about India’s share of problems the issues of sanitation and open defecation which is a prominent feature of the rural facades have been much complacent.
These issues have been stubborn and difficult to resolve despite the promising Swacch Bharat Abhiyan launched by the Honorable Prime Minister in 2014.
Swacch Bharat Abhiyan aims to urge citizens to maintain the cleanliness of the nation and also to build toilets to ensure sanitation health.
The success of this campaign which now is almost 3 years old is a subjective issue but certainly far away from what was expected out of it.
You must have heard the government urging people to build toilets, must have heard about various government budgets and schemes to facilitate people to build toilets and if not these you must have surely seen Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan bullying or advising people for not having a toilet in various television advertisements.
Despite these awareness campaigns and this sanitation agenda things haven’t improved much.
As per the Ministry of Urban Poverty Alleviation and Housing more than 1 Cr urban households in India do not have a toilet.
While talking about the nation as a blend of both urban and rural factions more than 50% of the nation lacks a toilet access. While more than 90% Indians have a cell phone a large population still defecates in the open and this is where we Indians have our priorities baffled.
How this movie ” Toilet Ek Prem Katha ” is a great endorsement of Swacch Bharat
This movie is a whole new perspective to this problem which highlights the carryovers of this problem onto other dimensions of life. This movie co-produced by Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey satirically facilitates the soul of the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan.
Toilet Ek Prem Katha is a love story gone wrong in the absence of a toilet at Akshay Kumar’s house and how her wife leaves her for this. He then decides to break the ice and challenge the persisting complacency and fights all rituals and people to build a toilet at his home to win back his love.
This movie takes on the very idea of open defecation and the social and health hazards that lurk in this practice. This movie is an interesting tool of awareness that people most likely would relate to. We would surely love to see people learning from this satire and understanding the responsibility that they have towards their family and the society.
We would surely love to see people learning from this satire and understanding the responsibility that they have towards their family and the society.
We wish Akshay Kumar a warm good luck with this movie that carries a noble cause alongside.
Akshay Kumar has always been a contributor to the nation and his recently launched application for donations to the families of martyrs was a wonderful gift to the nation.