PLOT: A complex love story set during India’s Partition era, where the young Roop is torn between respect for husband Dev and her newfound love for Zafar. While their back stories and heart-breaking love saga unfolds, the history of India takes an epic turn, from where there is no coming back. Kalank script was conceptualised by late Mr Yash Johar 15 years ago.
MOVIE REVIEW : A huge disappointment by a multi starrer film. The story is based in a fictional town Husnabad near Lahore, a few years before the Partition of India and Pakistan. Director and screenplay writer Abhishek Varman couldn’t deliver a compelling love story set in pre-partition British era. Kalank was looking promising from the posters & trailer but the movie is soulless & lacklustre, it didn’t connect emotionally with the viewers.
Varun Dhawan, the actor having no flops in his career has failed to impresses the viewers this time. Alia Bhatt carries the film on her shoulders and manage to shine despite the dull script. They both tried to holds the interest of the audience by their on-screen chemistry but due to the weak plot and monotonous screenplay, the movie becomes unbearable till interval and there was nothing to wait for in its second half.
Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjay Dutt got a minimal screen time and their character has nothing to offer. Kunal Kemmu as Zafar’s friend Abdul, was average in his grey-shaded role. Aditya Roy Kapur and Madhuri Dixit are completely wasted in this film, although they makes the most of it but characterisation was written poorly. Kiara Advani was good in her extended cameo.
The editing by Shweta Venkat Mathew is so bad here, the run time of 2 Hours & 50 Minutes is a huge drawback for the film. Music is not so great but works well in the film in some parts. Except First Class no other song from this film can be labelled as a chart buster. Songs like Aira Gaira and Tabaah Ho Gaye are only there to add to the length of the film.
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 1.7 out of 5