This Akshay Kumar-starrer is an extended propaganda film, only with better production values and performances
A national headline-making local story is melded with the Prime Minister’s pet project in this righteous, sermonising film about the need for constructed toilets. But that’s not all the Akshay Kumar-Bhumi Pednekar film written by Sidhharth-Garima, based on a true story, decides to address. In this rural canvas, the movie goes on to deliver lessons on a range of issues from superstitions, stalking to the importance of education for women, gender equality. Toilet is well meaning, well intentioned and all, but it just goes on and on. At 160 minutes, editor-director Shree Narayan Singh takes a circuitous route, stopping at all the services along the way, to get to the point—which is the making and use of toilets.