Toilet: Ek Prem Katha song 'Gori Tu Latth Maar' is a melancholic track about a happy festival
'Gori Tu Latth Maar' is the latest song to be released from the Akshay Kumar-Bhumi Pednekar starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and the song seems to be unusual, to say the least.
Picturised on the festival of Holi, specifically the popular 'latth maar holi', the practice of which is prevalent in the town of Barasana, the video for this song is strangely melancholic — something that we don't see too often when we think about the festival Holi.
The song sees Pednekar leaving Kumar because he has not been fighting hard enough in the battle towards getting proper sanitation in their village. Kumar and Pednekar both look heartbroken as Pednekar is seen hitting Kumar with a stick (the practice that the 'latth maar holi' is famous for).
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha sees Kumar plays a village bumpkin who gets married to the fiery Bhumi Pednekar, and she sets him off to fight for bathroom rights in the village. After facing much humiliation over what should be a natural right (people of the village travel far and wide to relieve themselves), she compels Kumar to take on a political battle over sanitation rights.
A comic-drama, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has the typically engaging performances from veteran actors like Anupam Kher, Rajesh Sharma, and Bhumi Pednekar stands her own in what seems to be a heavy performance, but Akshay Kumar takes the centre stage.
The film is inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and brings to the forefront the issue of inadequate sanitation facilities that plague the country.
Because of the social context of the film, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani also praised Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and said it should be made tax free. He also appreciated Kumar's diverse film choices, which in the recent past, have revolved around social messages.
The film will hit the screens on 11 august, 2017. Watch the song here: