This was in the early days of Kumar's patriot run and it hasn't aged well. A big speech towards the end of the film feels like someone's forcefully twisting your arm till you shed a tear.
The problem with Toilet is that it has not one, but way too many angry and emphatic speeches. The entire second half has Kumar dishing out moral science lessons to the village sarpanch, his own family, journalists and officials.
Kesari is based on the true story of the Battle of Saragarhi. Kumar is Havildar Ishar Singh, the leader of the 36th Sikh Regiment of the British army.
Scientist Rakesh Dhawan (Kumar) is in a boardroom full of stuffy ISRO scientists, begging them for the budgets to carry out the Indian Mars mission. 'For me ISRO has not been Indian Space Research Organisation.
Kumar's Bengali coach – himself a former alcoholic -plays party pooper when players pop open a bottle of champagne to celebrate their victory in the semis of the 1948 Summer Olympics.
Kumar's Laxmi—based on the real life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented affordable sanitary pads for women in rural India
Not a big speech per se, but it's the moment Kumar's Ranjit Katyal becomes an Indian from a Kuwaiti, partly out of an instinct for survival, partly out of epiphany.
Kumar's character talks about an incident in his paramilitary days when he saved a Muslim family against a radical Hindutva outfit in the Gujarat riots who came armed with swords, guns and petrol bombs.
A good ol' fashioned speech where a desi takes the pants off a rude, mean-spirited, Winston Churchill loving Britisher at their own home ground in London