“Toilet – Ek Prem Katha traces the love story between a simple man Keshav (Akshay Kumar) and progressive Jaya (Bhumi Pednekar), set in two villages near Mathura.
Toilet – Ek Prem Katha is a satirical take on a battle against the age-old tradition of open defecation in the country. From the panchayat to the sanitation department, from the role of the government to the superstitions of the villagers, from scams to the ethos, from first love to a matured romance. ”
In this interview with Rajeev Masand, Akshay Kumar reveals why he cannot play one character for more than 55 days, what drew him to act in Rustom, and why he once wanted to smash his Special Chabbis director Neeraj Pandey’s head in. The actor also explains how he’s letting his 13-year-old son Aarav hone his culinary skills, and even takes a suggestion from Masand for the possible plot of Housefull 4.
As we all know by now that India carried out the Greatest Human Evacuation in History saving more than 170000 Indians with 488 flights in 59 days. An Operation such as this in itself is a Proud moment for Indians no doubt and to justify its recreation on Big Cinema is no less than a Challenge. It not only accepts the challenge but stands out on par with the best of the best Hollywood movies ever made based on true events. I can proudly say that “Airlift” is one of the Greatest Movie I have ever seen in Hindi Cinema and it would be in my list of Top 10 Movies of All Time.
The scenes directed by Menon in Airlift after Iraq invaded Kuwait are as real as they can get. First 20 minutes are absolutely The Best 20 minutes you will ever see in Indian Cinema. The cinematography is one of the Best; indeed, it changes the whole dimension of Indian audience’s perspectives. The movie is visually rich and enchanting, looks as though shot on a very high budget with stunning artistic works on war, invasion and Crisis.
Airlift is based on the the 1990 evacuation of 170000 Indians from Kuwait when Iraq invaded Kuwait. Ranjit Katiyal, who considers himself to be more Kuwaiti than a Indian has a sudden awakening of conscience when his driver is shot right in front of him. He starts to take care of not only his employees but also all the Indians living there. The rest of the movie is about his heroic mission to see that everyone is evacuated safely.
The movie’s end credits state that the fictional character of Ranjit Katyal is based on Mr. Mathunny Mathews and Mr. Vedi. There is not much information about Mr. Vedi. Mathunny Mathews’s daughter made a facebook post and shared the following picture.