Kalank has to pick up quickly, since it has absolutely no chance of recovering next week. But finally, despite Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt’s histrionics (the former looking as if he could well belong to that era, and Bhatt staying watchable, if increasingly, exasperatingly familiar), and Dixit’s wondrous dancing abilities (nobody can touch her when it comes to the grace she displays when she is on the floor), Kalank doesn’t really lift off the screen. Latest Videos
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Shubhra wrote, “There is enough and more here, plot-wise, for a bunch of films. “That would have been the best thing,” she added. Advertising
For any other film, these figures would sound like a lot, but Kalank has a production budget of Rs 150 crore and needs a much stronger performance to break even. The big Marvel film Avengers: Endgame is releasing this Friday and it is unlikely it will let any other film stay in the game. The Indian Express’ film critic Shubhra Gupta gave it one-and-a-half stars. Total: ₹ 66.03 cr. The whole feels like a giant set, stately and ponderous and minus impact; the cast all costumed and perfumed and largely life-less, sparking only in bits and pieces. As a character says, two-thirds into the film, ‘yeh kissa yahin nipat jaata’. 0
Comment(s) He wrote, “#Kalank is rejected… Has a lacklustre *extended* opening weekend… Will find it difficult to sustain on weekdays… Arrival of #AvengersEndgame [on Fri] will hit biz hard… Wed 21.60 cr, Thu 11.45 cr, Fri 11.60 cr, Sat 9.75 cr, Sun 11.63 cr. India biz.”
The critical reviews are also not on Kalank’s side and are not helping its cause. Directed by Abhishek Varman, the film also stars Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared Kalank’s latest box office figures.