Yesterday one of the big budgeted movie of this year and anticipated movie Karan johar’s “Kalank” finally release the trailer of the movie. This multi starrer flick is already been the talk of the town for every right reasons from starting with casting to cinematography to Arijit Singh soulful voice or Shreya Ghoshal and Vaishali Made. The movie is quite rich and high in context of location, set up and ofcourse casting. The 2 min longer trailer of the movie shows a huge potential to perform well at box office while some of the issues stuck in the eyes in a odd way.
Dharma production in association with Fox Star Studio and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment produced the dream project of Karan Johar named “Kalank” starring Alia Bhatt in the main protagonist role along with Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt in pivotal roles. Kunal Khemu is the name who came as a surprise in the trailer of the movie alongside with Kiara Advani and Kriti Sanon.
The movie is set in the pre-independence era of India precisely the years of 1940s when the religious conflicts and practice of some social superstition are on full swing. The trailer started with establishing the status and place of three womens of the movie. Madhuri Dixit who is playing the role of an dancer of a colony, precisely called as “Mujra” was seen twirling in white while Sonakshi Sinha is seen to be a ideal household women who is seeking blessings from god for her family and Alia Bhatt as a free bird ready to fly in the sky just like the kite in her hand. The trailer further moves forward and established the male characters of the movie where Dhawan is seen to be as a slave or worker, Aditya as a heir of the wealth and the head of the family Mr.Dutt. The story further progressed in a formation of polygamy using the same cliche reason of society of giving the family a heir to carry forward the wealth. A reluctant Dev (Aditya Roy Kapoor) gets married to Roop (Alia Bhatt) but decided to honour her as wife but love. On the other side Roop is seeing Zafar, a person belongs from different comb which definitely calls for the social indifference debates. Balraj and Bahar with their dark and secret past didn’t get much scope to reveal in the trailer. Now how the one mistake of Roop ruined all the lives of the people narrated in the story is something we have to see in the theatres.
The set and the visuals are no doubt reminds us of the spectacular vision of Bhansali production reflects on the celluloid screen. Abhishek Varman did a pretty good job in making those vision alive on screen. Cinematographer Binod Pradhan captures will surely remind you of Ramleela, Padmavat or sometimes Bahubali too. The resemblance of the characters with some famous bollywood movie character is so evident starting from Devsena (Anushka Shetty) of Bahubali 2 to Raees (Shahrukh Khan) of Raees. Kunal Khemu is effortlessly impressing in those 2 glimpse of his stint in the flick. Aditya Roy Kapoor is the star of the night while the grey shaded bahar begum husky voice and Satya’s sacrifice looks are beautiful. Varun Dhawan is so far good and different from his usual avtaar and of course the leading lady Alia Bhatt is all set to deliver a promising performance. The musical department lead by Pritam Singh and Sanchit Balhara did a splendid job and needs absolutely no special mention as the success is talking for them.
What’s Not Good
The practice of Polygamy and Extra marital affair may be ok in a decades back story but romanticizing them or the promotion of such thought process is surely not expected in 2019. A strong message needs to be given rather than terming adultery as true love especially when your partner is in love with you. The VFX department could have done a better job in the train scene as the trailer itself shows a loophole from their end. The minimal space given to the veteran actors like Madhuri and Sanjay should not be the case with the actual film as well. The religious harmony needs to be conveyed rather than selling the blind beliefs of any religion in the society.
Rating : 3.5/5 (.5 extra for Arijit Singh soulful voice)
The film is all set to hit the theatres on 17th of April, 2019 which is a directorial debut of Abhishek Varman. The songs are already topping the charts and the movie is getting the right amount of buzz among the movie lovers.