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Kalank Box Office Collection Day 4: Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan's love saga witnesses a dip

Kalank starring Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan underperforms at the box office.

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Published on: April 21, 2019 14:08 IST

Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in Kalank

Kalank was one of the much-awaited Bollywood movies of 2019 but Dharma Production's first magnum opus has failed to impress the audience. Soon after the release, audience and critics unanimously slammed the movie for being lengthy and boring. Kalank also lacks freshness, however, it is being applauded for grandeur sets, costumes and locations. Kalank became the biggest opener of the year with a collection of over Rs 21 crores but after that, it has witnessed a consistent dip.

On the fourth day, Kalank earned Rs 9.75 crore- the lowest so far. It was expected that Saturday being weekend will be able to lift Kalank and generate more numbers. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Instagram to put the latest figures of Abhishek Varman's directorial. ''#Kalank is clearly underperforming... Dips on Day 4 [Sat]... Trending is weak, so big biz on Day 5 [Sun] is ruled out... Wed 21.60 cr, Thu 11.45 cr, Fri 11.60 cr, Sat 9.75 cr. Total: ₹ 54.40 cr. India biz,'' he wrote.

Kalank defeated the likes of Kesari, Total Dhamaal and Gully Boy to become the biggest opener of 2019. Also, this Karan Johar production is so far Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan's biggest opener. The duo reunited for the fourth time with Kalank. 

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Kalank, also starring Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Sanjay Dutt in important roles has been produced by Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta, Kalank was conceptualised 15 years ago by Yash Johar. It is a period love saga which is based against the backdrop of India-Pakistan partition


Kalank is a wasted opportunity. Massive budget and crowd-puller actors couldn't be the saviour as the film lacks uniqueness and has ample of melodrama. However, seeing Alia and Varun together on the screen does give a bit of relief.  Read full review of Kalank here.


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