It's called, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha in Hindi, which translates to Toilet: A Love Story. It's based on the true story of Anita Narre, whose protest against defecating outside not only ultimately got her husband to build a toilet with government aid but inspired what the Indian press called a “toilet revolution” in her village in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
The film is described as a “satirical love story.”
But there isn't much humour in the premise it describes.
First-time visitors to India, having read of the country's technological prowess, are often surprised to learn that some 60 percent of the country's households lack access to toilets. In rural areas, but also in many urban enclaves, they will see men just doing it in the road or in fields visible from the roads in broad daylight.
They are much less likely to see women going outside, not because they don't, but because modesty dictates that they do it in the dark of night, exposing them not only to inconvenience, indignity and disease but rape.