'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' receives UN Environment recognition

Lester Mason
August 17, 2017

The film that has been faring well at the ticket window saw one of the highest opening weekend collection of the year.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar, may not have earned the praise of critics because of its content, but it is certainly being appreciated by authorities.

Johar added that even a Rs100 crore figure is impressive today, probably considering the underwhelming collections of two big-ticket festive weekend releases lately-Salman Khan's Eid war drama Tubelight and Shah Rukh Khan's Rakshabandhan romantic drama Jab Harry Met Sejal-both of which failed to meet expectations with lifetime earnings of Rs119.26 crore and Rs62.60 crore, respectively.

The film has also received recognition from the United Nations, which shared a video that talks about how Toilet: Ek Prem Katha addresses the issue of open defecation. The movie has already raked in Rs 89.95 crore and is rapidly inching towards Rs 100 crore mark. As per trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Toilet Ek Prem Katha collected Rs 20 crore on Tuesday, which takes it total tally to Rs 83.45 crore.

Box Office India predicts that Toilet: Ek Prem Katha will earn over Rs 95 crore by the end of this week. It is directed by Shree Narayan Singh and also stars Anupam Kher, Divyendu Sharma and Sudhir Pandey. It is said to be inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign. Jolly LLB 2 stands at the fifth position and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is the sixth highest opener of 2017.

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