Dharma Production’s OTT love saga, Kalank, is out in theatres today. The pre-partition drama is about star-crossed lovers Roop (Alia Bhatt) and Zafar (Varun Dhawan) and is nothing but an old fashioned family drama reprised and redressed for a whole new generation.
Kalank is grand in every way except logic and plot. The movie is set in a fictitious town near Lahore in pre-partition era. Zafar, the shirtless blacksmith is the illegitimate son of Bahaar Begum (Madhuri Dixit-Nene) and Balraj Chaudhary (Sanjay Dutt).
Balraj Chaudhary’s other son (the legitimate one), Dev Chaudhary (Aditya Roy Kapur), is married to cancer-stricken wife Satya (Sonakshi Sinha) and for some God-forsaken reason ends up marrying Roop.
And what follows is a stretched 90s type love story filled with unnecessarily complicated dialogues and songs as the audience yearns for the climax.
To top it all, the movie has nailed 2.6/10 rating on IMDb.
Understandably, the netizens are thronging to social media with memes and jokes.
— Bwoy Bakchod (@bwoybakchod) April 17, 2019
I had a nightmare last night that I was watching #Kalank in a theatre.
I yelled and woke up.
— Ganeshan (@ganeshan_iyer) April 19, 2019
#Kalank is like the first draft of my PhD chapters. Good-looking but all over the place with no coherence. Has some good ideas but clueless on how to use them. Some failed attempts at subtle plagiarism (like the DDLJ train scene). Feedback? I do at least 5 versions @kalankreview
— Arundhita Bhanjdeo (@arundhitaB) April 19, 2019
#Kalank is the first movie that I have walked out of.
On a star based rating, I would give this movie a blackhole
— Amit Tandon (@amitandon) April 17, 2019
— Anuj Radia (@TheAnujRadia) April 19, 2019
— Harshk (@Harshk03842000) April 19, 2019
Bollywood is improving day by day now they are telling us the review of movie in title itself. First Zero and now Kalank #KalankReview
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) April 17, 2019
— SwatKat💃 (@swatic12) April 17, 2019
Karan Johar is a true friend. He made #Kalank so everyone would forget about Zero.
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) April 17, 2019
Entire bollywood industry after seeing a big production movie flop: pic.twitter.com/X2ZwEYBzEk
— Jay Salia (@JaySalia997) April 17, 2019