Kalank Mid Movie Review: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya starrer sets the pace for an eternal love saga

Varun Dhawan plays Zafar, who is a blacksmith and was left to fend for himself in his childhood. He is full of angst and vengeance. Alia plays Roop, a Rajput who marries Dev (Aditya Roy Kapur) in a moment of anger.
Kalank Mid Movie Review: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya starrer sets the pace for an eternal love sagaKalank Mid Movie Review: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya starrer sets the pace for an eternal love saga
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Made on an extravagant scale, Kalank, which is Karan Johar’s piece of heart, is a love conflict set in 1946, during the partition era. The story set in Husnabad, a town in the outskirts of Lahore, sees many stories entangled with each having a different story to tell. Using partition as the background, Kalank essentially explores the varsity in love and the epicness attached to it. It celebrates love in a conflicted way. 

Varun Dhawan plays Zafar, who is a blacksmith and was left to fend for himself in his childhood. He is full of angst and vengeance. Alia plays Roop, a Rajput who marries Dev (Aditya Roy Kapur) in a moment of anger. Sonakshi plays Satya, the quintessential bahu, who is the first wife of Dev, who has fallen ill. Sanjay plays Balraj, the karta dharta of the family, while Madhuri plays a courtesan who now teaches singing. How a mistake can change lives forever? Well, Kalank tells you exactly that. 

Varun and Alia prove it again why they are simply the best when it comes to their performances. Both the actors have managed to impress the audiences with their magical onscreen aura. Aditya and Sonakshi’s silent love is endearing. It is only 2 minutes before the interval that the extreme complications of the relationships shared by the six key characters are on the foreground and something tells me this is only the beginning. 

While director Abhishek Varman has done a fair job with the story, the screenplay is slow paced and dialogues falter and make you feel detached and how! The background score is understated but works in parts. 

Let’s hope the movie picks up from hereon. Stay tuned for full review.

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Big star cast can't save this movie, content is important, this kalank is going THUGS OF HINDOSTAN, ZERO way

Why pv not posting comments..so biased

The review was totally confusing.. First you went gaga with praises and then u dismissed it at the later part.

Its panned horribly on internet.Another Thugs in fate.

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