Director: Abhishek Varman
Cast: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha
The teaser for the long-awaited Kalank is finally here. As expected, the 2-minute teaser offers expanse, scale and opulence. We are given a series of striking visuals of massive sets, lavish landscapes and a turbulent love story which appears to be centred on Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. Beyond this, it offers little by way of hinting at the story though it provides fairly even screentime to the entire star cast which also includes Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapur.
Aside from more lavish visuals, the trailer of Dharma Production’s grand ‘tale of eternal love set in Pre-Independence India with a Bhansali-esque aesthetic gives us more glimpses into the drama and plot neither of which exactly inspire excitement. There are indications of a chain of love stories. Put simply, it appears to suggest that Sonakshi Sinha loves Aditya Roy Kapur who’s married to Alia Bhatt who loves Varun Dhawan who loves her back. Hopefully there’s more to it.
Densely hand-worked Kashmiri shawls, embroidered shararas paired with short kurtis and diaphanous dupattas, opulent jewellery on city billboards put out by a top jewellery brand, a fashion magazine cover with all three female stars on it, Instagram posts by one of India’s most known bridal designers and twinning ensembles for the film’s romantic pairs at pre-release events… Kalank’s promotional spin is fashionised with finery and flair. Multiple brand collaborations too.
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Watch this space for the movie reviews of Kalank releasing on April 19, 2019. Kalank stars Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt.