Kalank is a period drama movie directed by Abhishek Varman who has earlier helmed 2 States. The movie is co-produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta under the banner of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Dharma Productions & Fox Star Studios.
The period drama is set in 1945 in the pre-independence British era. The film is very close to Karan Johar as it was conceptualized by Johar and his father Yash Johar around fifteen years ago.
Talking about the film, Karan once said, “A film that was born in my heart and mind 15 years ago. A film I passionately believe in. The last film my father worked on before he left us. It was his dream to see this film come through. I couldn’t fulfill his dream then…my spirit was broken….but today his wish has found a relationship with celluloid….the story of turbulent relationships and eternal love has found a voice….the film has been woven, nurtured and visualized by Abhishek Varman”
Kalank Movie Wiki
Direction: Abhishek Varman
Producer: Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta
Writer: Abhishek Varman (screenplay), Shibani Bathija (story), Hussain Dalal (dialogue)
Star Cast: Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Khemu, Sanjay Dutt
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Cinematography: Binod Pradhan
Production Company: Dharma Productions, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Fox Star Studios
Release Date: 17 April 2019
Kalank is a multi-starer movie with big names like Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt, and Varun Dhawan. Madhuri and Sanjay will be seen together on the big screen after 21 years. Varun and Alia are working together for the fourth time after SOTY, HSKD, and BKD. Have a look at the star cast of Kalank:
- Madhuri Dixit as Bahaar Begam.
- Varun Dhawan as Zafar.
- Alia Bhatt as Roop. Roop loves Zafar but is married to Dev Chaudhary.
- Sunjay Dutt as Balraj Chaudhary.
- Sonakshi Sinha as Satya Chaudhary.
- Aditya Roy Kapur as Dev Chaudhry.
- Hiten Tejwani as Abbas.
- Kunal Khemu
- Kriti Sanon special appearance in a song.
- Kiara Advani in a special appearance in the song “First Class”
Kalank is made on a huge budget. Though the makers haven’t revealed the budget, industry insiders believe that the budget of the movie is around 125 crores. The advertisement, promotion and publicity cost of the movie is around 25 crores. Thus, the total budget of Kalank is around 150 crores.
Posters and Photos
Before the release of the teaser, a series of posters introducing the characters of the movie were released on social media. Besides these, other posters were also released as the part of the film’s promotion. Have a look at the posters of the movie.
An enchanting world of love, #KalankTitleTrack out soon.@duttsanjay #AdityaRoyKapoor @Varun_dvn @aliaa08 @sonakshisinha @MadhuriDixit @abhivarman @karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 #SajidNadiawala @ipritamofficial #ArijitSingh @OfficialAMITABH @foxstarhindi @NGEMovies @ZeeMusicCompany pic.twitter.com/qBvWwcw5qe
— Dharma Productions (@DharmaMovies) March 28, 2019
The power of eternal love unravels soon. #KalankTrailer out today. Stay tuned!♥@duttsanjay #AdityaRoyKapur @Varun_dvn @aliaa08 @sonakshisinha @MadhuriDixit @abhivarman #Kalank pic.twitter.com/iKny7KcpsX
— Dharma Productions (@DharmaMovies) April 3, 2019
Kalank Teaser and Trailer
The teaser of the movie was released on 12 March 2019 and received good response from the viewers. The audience loved the intensity of the characters, grand sets and Arijit’s voice in the teaser. It has so far received 41 million views on Youtube.
Kalank trailer released on 3 April 2019. However, it received mixed reviews from critics and viewers. In no time, it becomes a meme material on social media. A certain section of the audience loved the trailer while the other wasn’t very much pleased with it. The trailer has so far received 24 million views on Youtube.
4 videos songs of Kalank have been released. Kalank music composed by Pritam while the lyrics are penned down by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
Ghar More Pardesiya: Sung Shreya Ghoshal and Vaishali Made.
First Class: Sung Arijit Singh and Neeti Mohan.
Kalank Title Track: Sung by Arijit Singh.
Tabaah Ho Gaye: Shreya Ghoshal.
Kalank Total Box Office Collection
Kalank had a pretty good start at the box office as it registers the highest opening day of 2019 with the collection of 21.6 crores. However, due to poor reviews and negative word of mouth, it witnessed a massive drop on its second day. Kalank managed to earn 66.03 crores in the extended opening weekend (5 days).
The movie falls flat on Monday at the box office. It continues to struggle throughout the first week (9 days). The total lifetime collection of Kalank is around 80 crores. It is a big flop at the box office.