Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are undeniably the two wonders in Bollywood when it comes to acting. The two have been giving back to back superhits and characters that audiences want to keep with themselves for a long long time. However, it seems that their recent release Kalank is not one of them. The film hit the screens on April 19 and after a magical first day, its box office collection dropped tremendously, courtesy not so good movie review. The film starring Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt.
Bollywood critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his social media to share the latest box office numbers of the film and also compared it with other big Bollywood films released in 2019. He wrote, "#Kalank is rejected... Has a lacklustre *extended* opening weekend... Will find it difficult to sustain on weekdays... Arrival of #AvengersEndgame [on Fri] will hit biz hard... Wed 21.60 cr, Thu 11.45 cr, Fri 11.60 cr, Sat 9.75 cr, Sun 11.63 cr. Total: ₹ 66.03 cr. India biz.
EXTENDED Opening Weekend...#Kesari: ₹ 78.07 cr / 3600 screens / Thu to Sun biz - 4 days.....#GullyBoy: ₹ 72.45 cr / 3350 screens / Thu to Sun biz - 4 days.....#Kalank: ₹ 66.03 cr / 4000 screens / Wed to Sun biz - 5 days.....Note:#TotalDhamaal [traditional Fri to Sun release - 3 days]: ₹ 62.40 cr / 3700 screens"
Kalank became the biggest opener of 2019 with the opening collection close to Rs 21 crore. It defeated the likes of Kesari, Total Dhamaal and Gully Boy to achieve this feat. Also, this Karan Johar production marked Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan's biggest opener ever. The duo has reunited for the fourth time with Kalank.
Kalank is a period love saga which is based against the backdrop of India-Pakistan partition. Alia is playing the role of Roop while Varun is her love interest Zafar. The film also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt.