Kalank is one of the most exciting releases of the year. In fact, it is 2019’s first magnum opus. Starring Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha and Kunal Kemmu, this one is surely expected to be a masterpiece for the big screen. The visuals, promos and songs have already left us enchanted. In fact, the twists, turns and suspense in the plot have us hooked until April 17. With the release date just round the corner, here’s a compilation of everything you need to know about the film. Read on and thank us later…
# Kalank Story
From what we know, Kalank is a period-family-revenge-drama, showcasing a different kind of love story. In fact, while the country is getting divided in the 1940s with India – Pakistan’s partition, Varun, Alia, Sonakshi and Aditya’s characters are also caught in a battle of love. While Sonakshi and Aditya love each other, Alia’s character (Roop) gets married to the Aditya’s character (Dev). However, she doesn’t get the love she wants! On the other hand, she runs into Varun’s character (Zafar) and they fall in love. The twists and turns will keep you at the edge of your seats. But who will Alia go with in the end and what are Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt’s charcaters hiding from all of us? Well, we’ll have to see the movie to know more!
# Kalank Cast
Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha play pivotal roles. Kunal Kemmu and Kiara Advani also play interesting parts, with several other actors supporting the cast.
# Kalank Crew
Abhishek Varman has not only directed but even written the screenplay for Kalank. While the film’s story is written by Shibani Bathija, and the dialogues are given by Hussain Dalal. Vicky Kaushal’s father Sham Kaushal is the action director. Remo D’Souza, Bosco-Caesar and Saroj Khan are the choreographers. Binod Pradhan is the DoP (Director of Photography). The film has been co-produced by Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Fox Star Studios.
The film’s music has been composed by Pritam, while Amitabh Bhattacharya has written the lyrics for all the songs. Shweta Venkat Mathew has done the editing for this period drama. The costumes have been designed by Manish Malhotra and Maxima Basu Golani. It is a Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment film with Fox Star Studios is presenting it.
# Kalank Controversies
Initially, Kalank was supposed to be directed by Karan Johar and his late father Yash Johar was going to produce it. In fact, the pre-production work had also begun and Yashji scouted places for the shoot too. However, the film ended up getting shelved after KJo’s father passed away. Karan had mentioned how he couldn’t gather the courage to make the film and hence, he passed it on to Abhishek Varman, who nurtured it well.
The first controversy that Kalank faced was accusations of plagiarism. As soon as the teaser dropped, a Twitter user pointed out how the background score was ripped off from a popular Television series, The Flash. But composer Sanchit Balhara quashed these accusations with his post on Facebook that read, “Let me inform you, what you and some other people are referring to ‘copied’ is a basic music technique called arpeggios. When an arpeggio is played by an orchestra, it’s supposed to sound very similar to your mentioned original music of ‘Flash’. And if you consider that ‘copying’ then I would request you to start listening to composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky to find how commonly this technique is used in classical music and film scores.”
Kalank makers were also accused of copying the story of a novel and movie going by the name of What the Body Remembers. There were several uncanny resemblances. However, Varun Dhawan denied the allegations and mentioned how he hasn’t read the book. He further revealed that Kalank is a love story with multiple layers, most of which are not in the trailer. The actor further added that if the makers were trying to copy or adapt a movie or book, they would have tried to hide it by changing the character names. The actor also added that people should watch the movie and only then jump to conclusions!
# Kalank Release date
Kalank is all set to release on April 17, which also marks the pious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti. That means the movie will release on a Wednesday. And with that, the period- drama will enjoy a five-day extended weekend. It will also enjoy a partial holiday on its first Friday (April 19) as people observe Good Friday.
# Kalank Posters
The team of Kalank has released several posters. Some of them are showcasing the characters others highlight their emotions and situations. All these posters have caught everyone’s attention. Check each and every poster right here!
# Kalank Stills
We have seen several movie stills of Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and the Kalank team. Each and every picture looks exquisite and we can’t wait to see those frames on the big screen. In the meantime, check out all the film stills right here!
# Kalank Teaser
The very first promo to give us an insight into the world of Kalank was the teaser. And it was mind blowing! Keeping us at the edge of our seats, Kalank’s teaser took our expectations sky-high. Check it out right here.
# Kalank Trailer
The teaser might have given us a sneak peek, but it was the trailer that really set the tone of the movie. It not only revealed to us how the film will flow, but the twists and turns along with the suspense made us more eager to watch it. It was engaging and the dialogues packed a punch. Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit and Aditya Roy Kapur’s act were appreciated. Anyway, check out the trailer right here.
# Kalank Songs
The songs of Kalank are epic. From Ghar More Pardesiya to First Class, Kalank Title Track, Tabaah Ho Gaye and Aira Gaira, each track has impressed us. In fact, you will play all of them on loop! Check out all the songs right here.
# Kalank Promos
Apart from the trailer and songs, the makers have dropped several promos of the movie. From dialogue promos to the making videos, each one will leave you captivated. Check them out right here!
# Kalank Budget
The budget of Kalank is around Rs 100 crore, which includes the making and promotional costs. This puts the movie in the mid to big-budget film bracket.
# Kalank Screen-count
While there is no confirmation on the screen space, Kalank should get 3200 plus screens across India. The movie will surely work in both multiplexes as well as single screens. So it will get a fair share of both!
# Kalank Box Office Predictions
Tradewise, Kalank is expected to make a marvellous start at the box office. According to Super Cinema, Varun Dhawan – Alia Bhatt’s film might open to a collection of Rs 23 crore (approximately) on day 1. Considering that it is releasing on a Wednesday and it is predicted to earn more than 20 crores is a big deal. Obviously, the long weekend will help and the film might translate to a 100 crore plus weekend. But it remains to be seen how much the movie will earn at the box office in its lifetime run!
# Kalank Box Office Collection
The box office collections of Kalank are still awaited. Make sure to stay tuned to this space as we get you all the collections as well as reports right here.
# Kalank Review
We still have to review Kalank. Stay tuned for our mid-movie and full movie reviews right here.
# Kalank Public Review
The public review of Kalank is still awaited, but what do you think? How will it be? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below!
So there you have it! That was everything you needed to know about Kalank. How excited are you about Varun Dhawan – Alia Bhatt’s film? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to CineBlitz for more news, updates and gossip about Kalank.
Kangana Ranaut – Aditya Pancholi Controversy: Court summons the actress and sister Rangoli Chandel
Aditya Pancholi has filed a defamation case against Kangana Ranaut and her manager-sister, Rangoli Chandel
Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel have landed in court trouble. The sisters were summoned by the court owing to the defamation case filed against them by actor Aditya Pancholi and his wife Zarina Wahab.
Two summons each were issued by Chief Metropolitan Magistrate SB Dighe against Kangana and Rangoli with regard to the four cases filed by Pancholi and his wife Zarina Wahab. The cases against Kangana are related to her interviews and statements made during a television show, while those against her sister are related to comments made on social media.
Pancholi’s lawyer Shreya Shrivastava said, “She (Kangana) had claimed that Aditya kept her under house arrest and she registered an FIR against him, but since no such FIR was ever registered, there is prima facie case that she defamed him.” She also said that Rangoli had defamed the actor and his wife by making allegations against them on social media.
The lawyer added that the next hearing will take place on July 26, while both the sisters are yet to comment or speak on the court summons.
Currently, the sisters have also been in the limelight due to the Roshan family feud between Sunaina Roshan and her family including brother Hrithik Roshan and father Rakesh Roshan. For more Bollywood news and updates, stay tuned with CineBlitz.
Sunaina Roshan controversy: Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel makes another shocking revelation– find out
Rangoli Chandel revealed how Hrithik Roshan and family sedated Sunaina Roshan, check out her tweet here
The Sunaina Roshan controversy is having a new development every now and then. While last we reported about her boyfriend Ruhail Amin speaking up against being called a terrorist by Sunaina’s father Rakesh Roshan and brother Hrithik Roshan, now Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel has made a new revelation.
Rangoli took to Twitter and said that the Roshans have not only been hitting, but even sedating Sunaina. “For past one month Sunaina called Kangana every single day, she spoke to me and cried all the time, since she spoke to the media her phone is off, she told me her family doesn’t only hit her but sedate her as well. Feeling helpless don’t know what to do,” Rangoli tweeted. Check out the tweet here:
As reported earlier, Ruhail recently commented on the on-going dispute and said, “This is unfortunate. Labeling someone extremist just because he/she belongs to a certain religion is simply outrageous and needs to be condemned in strongest words.” The controversy seems to be never ending with all the upcoming developments. Let’s see what the Roshans have to comment on this. For more Bollywood news and updates, stay tuned with CineBlitz.
Team Fixerr to meet Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis today regarding the brutal attack they faced
Soham Shah, Mahie Gill and Team Fixerr were shocked when four goons entered their set and attacked them on June 19
Soham Shah, Mahie Gill and team Fixerr were attacked by four notorious goons on June 19. The team of the ALTBalaji web-series was shooting its climax sequence in a private property located between Mira Road and Thane. While the morning shoot went smoothly, in the afternoon four goons entered and attacked the unit members. They broke the equipment and vanity vans and cleared out the whole set. Soham Shah was injured and his DoP also got six stitches. This has left the team reeling! And so, they plan to meet Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis with regards to the attack. In fact, they have even got an appointment for today morning (June 20) and we can’t wait to know what follows.
While talking about the attack and situation, Fixerr producer Sakett Saawhney seemed annoyed. As he mentioned, “I go to Mira Road with a unit of 100 people to shoot the climax of a webseries on a rainy day and this happens. Four men with iron rods just enter my sets and try to kill me! Are we in Jammu and Kashmir or a naxalite area that this happens? We are stepping out of the house to earn our bread and butter, that too in these rains. And these people just walk in and kill us? My director, Soham Shah, almost had a convulsion. He was hit on the back and he blacked out. My DoP got six stitches. If anyone would have died, what would we do?”
Check out the video explaining their attack right here:
I was there when it happened on the sets of fixer at Mira road drunk goons thrashed our unit Santosh thundiyal cameraman got six stitches. Pathetic pic.twitter.com/eWnJ55YXzv
— Tigmanshu Dhulia (@dirtigmanshu) June 19, 2019
Talking about the way forward, Sakett Saawhney told us about their scheduled meeting with the CM. As he added, “Ashoke Pandit, Federation of Western India Cine Employees, the Producers Association and everyone has come out and supported us. The police has also taken cognizance of the matter and are investigating it now. They are also now under pressure from the public. We are also meeting the CM, Devendra Fadnavis at the Vidhan Bhavan today (June 20). We have a meeting at 10.45 am. If he has agreed to meet us at such short notice that means he’s taken cognizance of the incident. Let’s see what happens now!”
But why didn’t they file a police complaint? Sakett Saawhney reveals, “We took a conscious decision of not filing a complaint. If we go to the cops, at the best, the culprits will be arrested and they will be out on bail tomorrow. For the next 5 – 6 years, we will be going to these court hearing at any random hour. Every time we will have to fly out for an outdoor shoot, we will have to submit our passports and ask for permission. We will be treated as those culprits. So we decided not to file a complaint, but put out this video. And with the help of a few guys and all of you, the video has gone viral and it has been noticed. ”
What do you guys think about these revelations? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to CineBlitz for more news and development with regards to this controversy around Fixerr right here.
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