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Producer of this multistarrer to return money to compensate for box office failure!

Kalank is a Hindi period romantic film with a star cast headlined by Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Sanjay Dutt. The film was directed by Abhishek Varman and produced jointly by Karan JoharSajid Nadiadwala, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Fox Star Studios.

The film had a great opening due to this cast, but the collections fizzled out as days passed, and the film didn't perform well at the box office. Following this, reports say the producer Karan Johar will be returning money to Fox Star Studios and a few other distributors. ...

Kalank: Major flaws that destroyed the movie

Before April 17, 2019, Kalank was the movie everybody was eager to watch, people where seen racing against time, schedules, appointments, family matters, etc. today after five days - not even a week of its release, people right from day one are busy making fun and expressing their sheer disappointment.

Some movies are good, some are bad enough to disappear instantly from your memory, some are so precious that they become part of your life, and some are like Kalank, so bad that it?s an eerie haunt that refuses to go and keeps asking what went wrong with this touted epic directed by 2 States fame Abhishek Varman and produced by Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala and Fox Star Studios, starring Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Kunal Kemmu.

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Here are those brainless/completely unconvincing, surreal, juvenile
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A reviewer's version of imagined Kalank

Kalank has unfortunately turned into an ?epic? disappointment, the author feels that if the story of Kalank - the mega budget multi star period drama helmed by the 2 States fame Abhishek Varman that boasted names like Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Kunal Kemmu would have been the way re imagined, retold over here by taking liberties after watching the original in theatres, things could have been different.

Here goes the re-imagined Kalank

Opening scene

A dying Satya (Sonakshi Sinha) makes her last wish and asks her younger sister Roop (Alia Bhatt) to marry her husband Dev (Aditya Roy Kapur), (keep reading for more) the period is the same 1945 and it?s Lahore in Pakistan.

(Read More:?Kalank: Major flaws that destroyed the movie)

Roop gets married to Dev

It?s a grand event in Lahore, The Chaudhry?s are a respected aristocratic family,
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Kalank Music Review

Kalank is probably the biggest film of 2019 so far taking that title from some strong movies already released. As the title suggests, its main prerogative is to deal with one mistake and its consequences. To this end a superstar cast led by Madhuri Dixit with Sanjay Dutt in tow, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha and finally young lovers Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan will show from different perspectives the meanings behind and around Kalank. Since budget is of no consequence Pritam has been asked to deliver 10 strong pieces to create a soundtrack that will rival the story, giving plenty of chance for all to dance.

Ghar More Pardesiya is the first song of this album and in itself is easily a contender for song of the year. From the Youtube clip, Madhuri sings for dancers she seems to be training and then is taken over by a stunning performance
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Film Review: ‘Kalank’

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Film Review: ‘Kalank’
Events leading to the 1947 Partition of India serve as the forebodingly serious backdrop for the exhaustingly overextended razzmatazz of “Kalank,” writer-director Abhishek Varman’s lavish but ponderous Bollywood extravaganza, which opened in the U.S. on more than 300 screens the same day as its Indian release. Despite the preponderance of sets and costumes spectacular enough to make Baz Luhrmann weep with envy, and a handful of thrillingly choreographed production numbers that sporadically quicken the movie’s pulse and boost its eye-candy quotient, the attractive yet underwhelming lead players are too hampered by the lethargic narrative to sufficiently distract viewers from their awareness of time passing and interest diminishing.

The action unfolds in and around the city of Husnabad, a year or so before the Partition that eventually led to the establishment of India and Pakistan as independent countries. Newspaper publisher Dev Chaudhry (Aditya Roy Kapur), a well-to-do member of the Hindu-minority elite,
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Kalank : Karan's Alia-Varun better than Akshay-Parineeti!

The Wednesday?s premier release, Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala?s ?much anticipated multi-starrer Kalank, featuring Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhat, Varun Dhawan and Aditya Roy, embarked on an expected and predictable good to bumper start, netting 22 crore (to be validated) during the opening day.

In fact the first day total is not only the best of the year 2019 beating Akshay?s Kesari in the process, but the highest ever for a Varun Dhawan ?starrer, the previous best being Dilwaale (21.50 crore).

As things stand Kalank is also set for good extended weekend of 90-100 crore , fingers crossed!
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“Kalank is full of luminous storytelling” – A Subhash K Jha Review

Kalank

Starring Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha

Directed by Abhishek Varman

After I finished watching this long winding but ultimately satisfying tale of unfulfilled love, the incandescent Alia Bhatt asked me if I enjoyed the film.

No, I didn’t enjoy Kalank. But I still liked it. Liked it a lot. For its inner and outer beauty. Kalank is gorgeous, no, make that drop-dead gorgeous. Every frame is worked out to an eye-catching detail exuding a kind arrested aestheticism that implies a penchant for opulence and majesty that has no parallel in real life.

And certainly not in 1946 when the film’s tumultuous romance unravels (not as seamlessly as one would imagine). The sets and the imaginative use of religious symbols in the songs are breathtaking. And put Alia Bhatt in a gondola sailing through this universe caught in the cusp of never-land,
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Kalank movie review: Roop Ishq Or Hum

Kalank movie review is here. The most awaited period drama released today. Starring Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Kunal Kemmu, the period drama set in 1945 is directed by Abhishek Varman. Does Kalank satisfy the huge expectations and is it worth the hype? Find out in our critic review of Kalank.

Immediate reaction when the end credits of Kalank roll?

Dil mange more... as Madhuri says to Alia in one scene ? thodha namak kam hai (rough translation ? the savour is missing) and pat comes the reply from Alia. ?namak jyada hua toh swaad kadva ho jaata hai many times the result turns sour). The case of Abhishek Varman?s Kalank is the same. Kabhi ?namak? jyada kabhi namak kam. Less khushi more gham. (I don?t think any translation is needed over here).

The story of Kalank

The price you have to
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Remo D’Souza: “Kalank is one of my most exciting works”

When you think about the choreographers in Hindi films several names come to mind and one of them of course is the great Remo D’Souza. In every dance sequence he choreographs and directs he always works to create something cool, something new and something classic. He is considered one of the best in the industry and fans cannot wait to see what he will bring to the big screen.

His next film is actually one he says he is the most excited about. We are talking about Kalank, the Abhishek Varman directed film, which is set in 1945, in pre-independent India. Kalank is the story of a vivid and ethereal world, lost when the fire of Partition engulfs the city and the country. It’s the story of the shades of reds in their lives as they yearn for hues of love while Husnabad gets soaked in the reds of violence and revenge.
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Alia Bhatt will not be able to vote in the upcoming elections - Here's why!

Alia Bhatt is currently awaiting the release of her Bollywood biggie Kalank starring Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Varun Dhawan, Adithya Roy Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha. She is also cast in Rajamouli’s Rrr opposite Ram Charan.

She, along with other Bollywood celebrities met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, few days back, who had asked them to urge people to vote as celebrities have a lot of influence over people.

Alia is busy with the promotional activities of Kalank for now. She has urged people to vote in one of her recent tweets. Sadly, the actress will not be able to cast her...

Incredible facts that make Kalank a must watch

As the countdown for Kalank pumps up the excitement to a new level with every passing second, here we present 5 incredible facts about the epic period drama Kalank - starring Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Kunal Kemmu.

Directed by Abhishek Varman, Kalank is repeatedly making headlines since its announcement, produced by Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala and Fox Star Studios, Kalank is set in 1945 in the pre-independence British era.

Here are the some?incredible facts that make Kalank a movie not be missed.

Realizing fathers dream

Kalank is a dream nurtured since last 14 - 15 years; it?s the visualization of Karan Johar?s father - late filmmaker Yash Johar. It is said that when the producer and ace production man of his times Yash Johar visited Pakistan for a recce, the seed of Kalank was sowed. A story of love, loss, trust,
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Bobbi Brown: Meryl Streep or Madhuri Dixit for my biopic

Global make-up icon Bobbi Brown, who found global fame by following her passion to make women look beautiful in a natural way, finds the idea of her life story finding a way to the silver screen overwhelming. "That would be overwhelming," Brown told Ians when asked about the idea of a film based on her life.

Whom would you like to bring your life alive on the big screen??

"Maybe Meryl Streep from Hollywood or Madhuri Dixit from Bollywood," she added.?

At the moment, Brown is happy to dive into the myriad hues of Indian culture. She is excited about her maiden trip to the country for the debut edition of the India Makeup Show. Curated by Brothers Incorporated, founded by Rahul Tuljapurkar and Ninad Shah, the two-day show, which began in Mumbai on Friday, will come to Delhi on April 20.?

She looks at India as a "land of magic
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Madhuri Dixit leaves you awed and spellbound in ‘Tabaah Ho Gaye’ from Kalank

Of course she is known as the Queen of dance and once more Madhuri Dixit proves her amazing dance expertise that with her incredible performance in the song ‘Tabaah Ho Gaye’ from Kalank.

Every movement is beautiful and you sit in awe watching this incredible piece. We have to say this one, and we have only seen 2-minutes, is going to go down on the list of the all time greatest dance pieces. But we gush!

Check out the beauty!

The gorgeous song is composed by Pritam and sung brilliantly by the always fabulous Shreya Ghosal. The piece is choreographed by Saroj Khan and Remo D’Souza.

When we asked Remo D’Souza about this mindblowing number yesterday he talked about working with the incredible Saroj Khan and Madhuri Dixit. Of course, he says it was an amazing experience. However, you have to wait for what he had to say
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Karan Johar - the King of Bollywood epics

Celebrated Bollywood filmmaker, producer, television personality - Karan Johar is no longer just a cupid of romance, coming of age sagas and relationship stories, The filmmaker and his banner Dharma Productions are the King of Bollywood epics and how??

Baahubali was the beginning ? S S Rajamouli?s spectacular epic fantasy Baahubali series not just wrote history, they established a new benchmark in modern Indian cinema; Dharma is elated to be part of the history by distributing Baahubali: The Beginning in 2015 that laid the foundation for the swashbuckling history Baahubali 2: The Conclusion in 2017. The series starred Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Sathyaraj, Ramya Krishnan and Nassar.?

The eye opener for the entire industry, Baahubali seem to have had a lasting impact on Karan Johar and within two years, his banner Dharma Productions came with Kesari, Kalank and Takht.

While Kalank is all set to hit the screens on April
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More about Kalank – the spellbinding tale of eternal love including a mini synopsis!

We had our first full look at the epic tale of eternal love, Kalank, when the trailer debuted on April 3rd! Fans and critics… well everyone were blown away by the incredible pictures and story that this film tells! In fact, on YouTube, the trailer has already garnered over 20 million views and counting!

Directed by Abhishek Varman, who also wrote the screenplay and Produced by Karan Johar, Kalank is an epic romantic drama of six enigmatic, esoteric and wistful characters entangled in search of love but separated by the dichotomy between the two worlds of Husnabad, a town in North India. The trailer and the film’s story depicts a tale of forbidden love, longing and relationships against a backdrop of civil unrest in the pre-independence era of 1945 India.

Kalank features an electrifying and incredible ensemble star cast including Varun Dhawan as Zafar, Alia Bhatt as Roop, Aditya Roy Kapur as Dev Chaudhry,
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The trailer of Kalank takes you on journey of eternal love and longing

After a long wait, the makers of Kalank have unveiled the trailer of the film. With the curiosity around the plot and storyline, the cast of the film released the trailer at an event in Mumbai.?

After loving the teaser and the songs of Abhishek Varman's epic drama, the audiences can't stop appreciating the trailer. Kalank starring Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt takes you on a journey of eternal love and longing. With its mesmerising grand sets and larger-than-life characters, the film will definitely be breath-taking.?

From having fun on stage to discussing the characters, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan host the trailer launch event

On talking about playing Zafar, actor Varun says, "Since it is a period film, I was not sure how I would identify with Zafar. I used to ask Abhishek what must have happened to Zafar
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The incredible, intriguing and gorgeous Kalank Trailer

We have the brand new theatrical trailer for the Karan Johar production Kalank. The incredible piece has just premiered today revealing some very suprising facts and more about the story of this year’s most anticipated film and we were blown away!

Set in 1945, in Pre-Independence India, Kalank is a tale of eternal love. Directed by Abhishek Varman, with music by Pritam and choreography by Remo D’Souza, the all-star cast features:

Sanjay Dutt as Balraj Chaudhry

Aditya Roy Kapur as Dev Chaudhry

Varun Dhawan as Zafar

Alia Bhatt as Roop

Sonakshi Sinha as Satya Chaudhry

Madhuri Dixit as Bahaar Begum

Be moved, wowed, stunned and saying Is It April 17th Yet?

As Karan Johar says enter into A world of love, longing & relationships that go beyond reasoning!

One interesting thing Karan Johar said recently was, “I would say that these three women characters are the heart, soul and spine of ‘Kalan”. So,
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Alia Bhatt's Kalank movie trailer is here!

Kalank is an upcoming Hindi period film with a star cast headlined by Alia Bhatt, Varun DhawanMadhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt. The film is directed by Abhishek Varman and produced jointly by Karan JoharSajid Nadiadwala, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Fox Star Studios.

The music of the film is composed by Pritam while lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Binod Pradhan is cranking the camera, and Shweta Venkat Mathew handles the editing department. With the film slated to release on 17th April 2019, the makers have released the trailer today. 

While the trailer was supposed...

Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt – Back on screen after 20 years in Kalank

One of the most iconic jodis of the 90’s, Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit, are back on screen after more than 20 years.

The memorable pair have been a part of hit films like Khatron ke Khiladi, Saajan, Khalnayak and are now set to appear together with their evergreen on-screen chemistry in Abhishek Verman’s upcoming film Kalank. The film also stars Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha opposite each other, but fans are eager to see Madhuri and Sanjay set the screen on fire.

Madhuri Dixit is an ethereal vision in the teaser as Bahaar Begum and Sanjay Dutt floors with his rugged handsome looks as Balraj Chaudhry. Although both the actors’ characters seem distant from each other in the teaser, the audience is showing immense amount of love since the release of Kalank’s first look.

During the teaser launch of Kalank Madhuri Dixit praised
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Kalank Title Track Trending at #1 on YouTube with over 15 million views!

Yes, you read that right! The incredibly gorgeous Kalank Title Track has hit over 15 million views and is trending at number one on YouTube!

The love song of the year is the perfect backdrop to the intense love shown between Alia Bhatt’s and Varun Dhawans characters Roop and Zafar. The song also features Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt and Kunal Khemu.

The song transports you into the world of Abhishek Varman’s 40’s period drama, with picturesque backdrop and grand sets; the song is beautifully shot capturing the chemistry between each character and symbolising the essence of the film. The sufi melody has been penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya, while Arjit Singh has again lent his voice to Kalank this time with the title track and the music has been composed by Pritam.

Set in 1945, in Pre-Independence India, Kalank is a tale of eternal love. Starring
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