'Kalank' collects Rs. 21.6cr at the box office

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18 Apr 2019

KJo's multi-starrer 'Kalank' turns out to be 2019's biggest opener

Karan Johar's latest big-budget production, Kalank, had a lot of expectations riding on it, considering the film stars six of Bollywood's renowned actors.

The film, which has been directed by Abhishek Varman, released yesterday, and so far, it looks like the film hasn't been a disappointment at the box office.

Here's how it has performed on its opening day.

Box office

'Kalank' surpasses 'Kesari,' 'Gully Boy' to become 2019's biggest opener

'Kalank' surpasses 'Kesari,' 'Gully Boy' to become 2019's biggest opener

The film released on Mahavir Jayanti and turned out to be 2019's biggest opener, with collections estimated at Rs. 21.6 crore, Taran Adarsh reported.

Kalank, the biggest opener for Varun and Alia, is expected to rake in more on the upcoming holiday, Good Friday.

Released in around 4,000 domestic screens, 5,300 worldwide, Kalank surpassed this year's big releases, Kesari and Gully Boy.

'Kalank' is the biggest opener for actors Varun and Alia

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Plot

'Kalank' is a period drama set in 1940s

Apart from Alia and Varun, Kalank also stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, and Sanjay Dutt.

The film is a period drama set around the time of India's partition, and is a love story outlining the life of Roop (Alia), who ends up in a platonic marriage with a royal, Dev (Aditya), and strikes an affair with a blacksmith, named Zafar (Varun).

Reception

Despite the opening day success, 'Kalank' has poor reviews

Despite the opening day success, 'Kalank' has poor reviews

Although Kalank is expected to be a huge grosser, the reviews for the film are mostly negative.

Adarsh, for one, called the film "disappointing" adding that it "doesn't live up to expectations."

A HuffPost India review described the film as "mostly underwhelming." However, NDTV praised the film for being a "tantalizing tale of forbidden love."

Here's what people on Twitter think about Kalank.

Is the film's title a pun on its plot?

Kalank has a lousy screenplay, says one Twitter user

'Missing plot. Average acting. Unnecessary music' Ouch!

Watch it for the women's effort, points out one netizen

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When is Kalank releasing?

Asked 2019-04-18 13:22:20 by Pari Patil

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Kalank released on April 17, 2019, across 4,000 screens in India and 1,300 screens overseas.

Which actors star in Kalank?

Asked 2019-04-18 13:22:20 by Amit Rathore

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Kalank stars Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjay Dutt.

What is Kalank' story?

Asked 2019-04-18 13:22:20 by Surabhi Chavan

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Kalank is a period drama outlining the life of young Roop (Alia), who ends up in a platonic marriage with a royal, Dev (Aditya), and strikes a love affair with a blacksmith named Zafar (Varun).

What was the budget for Kalank?

Asked 2019-04-18 13:22:20 by Aradhya Tambe

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Kalank was co-produced by Dharma Productions, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Fox Star Studios with a budget of Rs 80 crores.

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