Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language film directed by Shree Narayan Singh. Co-produced by Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey, the film stars Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead roles, with Anupam Kher, Sudhir Pandey and Divyendu Sharma in supporting roles. It is a remake of 2016 award-winning Tamil film Joker. The film was released on 11 August 2017.
The film was a commercial success, becoming Akshay Kumar’s highest-grossing film all time and highest grosser world wide too, and his first film to ₹300 crore. 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 need which leads to a lot of frustration among women which further leads to sexual harassment. The film received three nominations at the 63rd Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Director for Narayan singh and Best Actor for Akshay Kumar.
The soundtrack of the film was composed by Vickey Prasad, Manas-Shikhar and Sachet-Parampara and the lyrics were written by Siddharth-Garima. The first track of the film, titled “Hans Mat Pagli”, sung by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal, was released online on 28 June 2017. The second track, “Bakheda”, sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan, was released on 5 July 2017. The third song released was “Gori Tu Latth Maar”, sung by Sonu Nigam and Palak Muchhal, and released on 12 July 2017. The soundtrack was released on 13 July 2017 by T-Series and consists of five songs. The song “Toilet Ka Jugaad”, sung by Akshay Kumar and Vickey Prasad, was included in the film but was not released along with the soundtrack. It was released on 4 August 2017.