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Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

August 11, 2017
2hr 35min
Status: released

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Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Movie Details:

Country India
Language Hindi
Release date11 August 2017 (India)
Running time2hr 35min
StarringAkshay Kumar
Bhumi Pednekar
Directed by Shree Narayan Singh
Written bySiddharth Singh
Produced byViacom18 Motion Pictures
Aruna Bhatia
Shital Bhatia
Prerna Arora
Arjun N. Kapoor
Neeraj Pandey
Cinematography by Anshuman Mahaley
Edited by Shree Narayan Singh
Music byVickey Prasad
Production CompanyViacom 18 Motion Pictures
KriArj Entertainment
Plan C Studios
Cape of Good Films
Distributor Viacom 18 Motion Pictures (India)
Reliance Entertainment through 20th Century Studios and Paramount Pictures (Overseas)

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Akshay Kumar as Keshav Sharma
  • Bhumi Pednekar as Jaya Sharma (Nee’ Joshi)
  • Divyendu Sharma as Narayan (“Naru”) Sharma
  • Anupam Kher[12] as Dinanath (“DJ Kakka”) Joshi
  • Sudhir Pandey as Pandit Vimalnath Sharma (“Panditji” or “Vimu”), Keshav and Naru’s father
  • Atul Srivastava as Mr. Jagdish Joshi, Jaya’s father
  • Ayesha Raza Mishra as Vidya Joshi, Jaya’s mother
  • Rajesh Sharma as Mathur
  • Shubha Khote as Rampyari (“Dadi”) Sharma, Keshav’s grandmother
  • Mukesh S Bhatt as Rastogi
  • Kimti Anand as Pradhan
  • Rati Shankar Tripathi as Sarpanch
  • Sachin Khedekar as Director (cameo)
  • Sana Khan as Keshav’s unnamed lover (cameo)
  • Khushboo Sawan as Meena, Jaya’s friend
  • Richa Tiwari as Reporter
  • Akash Singh Rajput as Reporter
  • Aasif Khan as Reporter (cameo)


The film highlights India’s toilet problem, which is caused by their cultural and religious sentiments. In Indian rural areas, people still do not have this basic necessity, which frustrates women and further leads to sexual harassment. It was reported that it was based on the true story of Anita Narre from Madhya Pradesh, who refused to go back to her husband Shivram’s home because it had no toilet.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Budget₹75 crore
Worldwide Collection₹310 crore

About Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Movie:

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a Hindi comedy-drama film directed by Shree Narayan Singh. Co-produced by Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey, the film stars Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar.

It shares some similarities with a true event in which 19-year-old Priyanka Bharti fled her husband’s home in 2012 when there was no toilet. In the film, before the end credits, Toilet mentions that it is based on the story of Anita Narre from Madhya Pradesh, who refused to go back to her husband Shivram’s home because it had no toilet.

Filmmaker Praveen Vyas sent a legal notice to the makers, claiming that Toilet- Ek Prem Katha plagiarised scenes and dialogues from his documentary Manini, based on the same subject.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it a good effort to further the message of cleanliness, as per Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

In December 2017, Bill Gates listed Toilet: Ek Prem Katha as one of the six positive things that happened in 2017.

Akshay Kumar dug a toilet in Madhya Pradesh to promote the film.

The movie trailer was released on 11 June 2013.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha was released on 11 August 2017. It received mostly positive reviews from critics for the scripting and performances of the lead actors. It was a commercial success domestically as well as overseas too, particularly in China. It became Kumar’s highest-grossing film of all time and the fourth highest-grossing Indian film of the year grossing ₹311.02 crore worldwide.

The film received three nominations at the 63rd Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Director for Narayan Singh, and Best Actor for Akshay Kumar.