Karan Johar's Kalank starring Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kunal Kemmu, released today and Internet is not impressed.
New Delhi: Ever since the trailers and first look posters of Kalank started circulating online, Bollywood buffs have been in a tizzy. The movie marks an extremely emotional project for Karan Johar since it was the last film worked on by his father, Dharma Productions helmer, late Yash Johar. The movie is directed by Abhishek Varman who has earlier helmed 2 States and has an ensemble star cast of Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Roy Kapur among others.
Grand, opulent and truly regal, the teaser hinted at Kalank being an intense love story about wavering loyalties. Packed with grand VFX and an opulent set, the teaser did give everyone major Sanjay Leela Bhansali vibes too. The movie hit cinema screens on April 17 and the period drama has not managed to live up to its hype.
The movie released in 4000 screens in India, becoming the widest release of 2019 so far. Here's what Internet reviews have to say:
Am leaving #kalank right now .. it's a torture .. SONAKSHI kidhar Hain no role .. Aditya wasted .. only varun overacting maa ka badla .. nakli PYAAR with Alia .. gaane khatam hi nahin hote. DISASTER #kalankreview— Filmy Guru (@GuruFilmy) April 17, 2019
Words for #Kalank #KalankReview— Rohit Jaiswal (@rohitjswl01) April 17, 2019
Kalank is a Perfect Example that High BUDGET, Multi Starcast, Massive Sets and Wide Release will nvr ensure Success, if your FILM LACK SOUL
Kalank = GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY WASTED
1.5*/5 #VarunDhawan #AliaBhatt
Saw the FDFS of #Kalank just for #Sridevi as the queen was supposed to do this film. Was utterly disappointed to see how poorly the great talents have been wasted. @karanjohar @DharmaMovies were u guys on weed while making this film. Such a waste of money #KalankReview #Disaster pic.twitter.com/DDLlcyrgOO— Rajan Naidu (@RajanMNaidu) April 17, 2019
Meanwhile, the film fraternity, on the other hand, have been posting rave reviews about the flick and the usually bankable film critic Taran Adarsh is conspicuously silent about Kalank review on social media.
#Kalank is a visual treat ... Its beautiful and Cinematic... its a fantastical world with a real heart... #AbhishekVerman super job Abhi... #AdityaRoyKapur is superb in the film ...@sonakshisinha is so good in a lovely cameo... @karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 @DharmaMovies— Shashank Khaitan (@ShashankKhaitan) April 16, 2019
#kalank ..Loved every character of this classic romance @MadhuriDixit so graceful #SanjayDutt so powerful,Adi n @sonakshisinha so gorgeous @kunalkemmu so impactful n the ones I could nt take my eyes off @aliaa08 @Varun_dvn .Congrats Abhi @karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 u ve a winner!— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) April 16, 2019
#Kalank is an epic SAGA directed like an auteur by @abhivarman His vision is HUGE! @Varun_dvn is EXTRAORDINARY! Ekdum FIRST CLASS! @aliaa08 is DIVINE! Aditya is BRILLIANT! @sonakshisinha wins and breaks your heart! Bravo @karanjohar Sajid bhai @FoxStarIndia What DILDAAR producers— Milap (@zmilap) April 16, 2019
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