The Akshay Kumar-Bhumi Pednedkar starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has raked in approximately Rs 48 crore over its first two days, according to box office reports.
The film saw a decent opening day, and did business of over Rs 13 crore. It held steady on its second day, as there was an increase in the revenue it earned. This film, directed by Shree Narayan Singh, brought in over Rs 17 crore on its second day, according to a tweet by trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 13, 2017
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha tackles the issue of open defecation in India, and the lack of proper sanitation in rural areas. The film is about the relationship between Kumar and Pednekar's characters. After the two of them get married, Pednekar realises that her husband's house does not have a toilet installed within the premises, leading her character to threaten leaving her husband if he doesn't find a way out of the situation.
It wasn't received well by critics, who pointed out that the film seemed to be more a praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and too preachy in terms of content.
"Kids are the ones who are most affected due to open defecation as they are so vulnerable to diseases. Through my movie, I am urging each Indian household to build toilets to keep their children healthy and happy," said Akshay, about the issues that his film is centered around.
With inputs from IANS
Published Date: Aug 13, 2017 02:28 pm | Updated Date: Aug 13, 2017 03:09 pm