Pichku growing up in one of Delhi’s oldest slums fight against having to defecate in the open. He and his friend make it their mission to try and get one toilet built.Wikipedia
Nila Madhab Panda’s film, a children’s version of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, might have worked as a concise short film, but at some point in a two-hour-long story, the tone gets self-righteous and repetitive, and the politics whitewashed
Nila Madhab Panda gives us a film about urban wretchedness in easily digestible drawing-room gollops.
This otherwise tedious and futile film only seems interesting in scenes where Pichku is accompanied by his street-smart friend Gopi (Aryan Preet). The child actors are good and deserve a film that doesn’t make you unintentionally laugh at their characters’ plight. Paoli Dam also deserves a mention for her thoughtful portrayal of a mother torn between her love for her son and her responsibilities as an adult. However, despite the decent performances, watching a boy’s aversion to stench for almost two hours is anything but relieving.
Potty training gets sanitised and superficial, this is Toilet: Ek Flimsy Katha...