"Kalank" Movie Review: Varun Dhawan And Alia Bhatt's Excellent Performance In A Poor Script

Jyotis |Apr 19, 2019

Abhishek Varman focused too much on the settings to forget the love story of Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan.

Though having the appearance of prominent stars including Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay DuttKalank made the audiences quite disappointed.

The movie is the romantic love between a Hindu girl named Roop (starred by Alia Bhatt) and a Muslim blacksmith named Zafar (starred by Varun Dhawan) in the setting of extreme tension between the two religions, Hindu and Muslim. The story turned out to be more complicated when Roop, a married woman, falls in love with an illegitimate child Zafar.

Kalank's review
Image: Pinkvilla.

In the beginning, you must be immediately impressed with the outrageously lavish settings, the royal costumes and the breathtakingly beautiful faces of every single character. Nonetheless, the director somehow lost the movie's soul with the dull and ineffective dialogues.

Besides, there is no full exploration in both the scenes' potentials and the characters' feelings. Roop and Zafar's love caused lots of regrets. There's no outstanding detail in the romantic track of the two characters. The point is that Abhishek Varman told a short story in such a too long time, 2 hours 48 minutes, which causes dull and tired feelings. Undeniably, Abhishek focused too much on the royal settings to invest in the script.

Alia in Kalank
Image: in.com.

Nevertheless, Alia and Varun's performances supposedly saved the weak script. The October star tried his best to express his real characteristics through Zafar. Seemingly, Varun's perfect body and intense eyes contributed to raising the movie's commercial value. Meanwhile, Alia's beauty conveyed Roop's fragility and thoughts between romantic love and moral values thoroughly.

Varun in Kalank
Image: in.com.

In the meantime, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, and Aditya Roy Kapur thoroughly completed their characters despite being poorly characterized. In contrast, Madhuri Dixit couldn't escape from her role in Devdas, which made Kalank's Bahaar Begum so caricaturish.

To sum up, Kalank's director tried to include too many things in the storyline but genuinely delivers little to the audiences.


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