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 Kalank‘s 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. Kalank 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 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 Kalank 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 Kalank 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.
Hardik Pandya – KL Rahul fined Rs 20 lakh each for their sexist comments on Karan Johar’s show
Fine imposed on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul by the Supreme Court-appointed BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain
After making some controversial and sexist statements on Koffee with Karan, Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul faced a lot of public flak, that also resulted in them being suspended from the cricket team for a brief period of time. The suspension was later lifted owing to a pending inquiry by the Ombudsman appointed by the Supreme Court. Hardik had earlier apologized for his misogynistic comments on Twitter, but, of course, it fell on deaf ears.
Anyway, now the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took a serious step by slapping both the cricketers with a fine of Rs. 20 lakh each. The two players have been strictly instructed by the BCCI Ombudsman D K Jain to pay Rs. 1 lakh to each of the 10 families of the jawans who lost their lives serving the country. Apart from this, D K Jain has also ordered the cricketers to deposit Rs. 10 lakh each in the fund created by the Cricket Association for the blind. All payments are to be made within four weeks from the date of the order, i.e. April 19, 2019.
Post the incident, KWK host Karan Johar did appear on multiple platforms, saying that two have already paid their price and that he somehow feels responsible for the controversy. But, clearly, that wasn’t priced enough and this new step by the BCCI would hopefully set an example for one and all. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more such updates.
Mental Hai Kya controversy: Makers issue statement after Indian Psychiatric Society questions their title
Kangana Ranaut – Rajkummar Rao’s Mental Hai Kya ran into fresh trouble after the Indian Psychiatric Society pointed out that the film title sounded derogatory
It was yesterday (April 19) that the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) wrote to the Central Board of Film Certification, Ministry of Information and Technology, as well as the Prime Minister’s office regarding the title of the film Mental Hai Kya. According to the IPS, the title comes under: ‘discriminative, stigmatising, degrading and inhuman in projecting mental disorders and persons.’ Today (April 20) the makers of the Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut starrer have issued a notice to try to clear the air around the project.
The new poster of the film Mental Hai Kya got a good response from the audience, but it didn’t go down well with the IPS. According to them, the title is derogatory to people fighting with mental health. The makers have issued a statement saying the film is based on fictional characters and does not intent to offend or discriminate against any one. The makers believe that the film will encourage people to embrace their individuality and distinctiveness. We also exclusively informed you that the IPS will be interacting with the media today regarding the same. The film is set to release on June 21. The complete statement is attached below:
“A day after the launch of the poster of the upcoming film Mental Hai Kya starring Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao in the lead, a certain section of the society has taken offense to it. They have felt that the title of the movie is discriminating against people who are battling mental issues.
On the contrary, the makers of the film, believe that their movie – Mental Hai Kya will encourage people to embrace their individuality and distinctiveness.
Produced by Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Balaji Motion Pictures’, Mental Hai Kya starring Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao marks the coming together of some of the most talented and responsible media personalities, who in no way intend to hurt anyone’s sentiments.
The makers would like to maintain that Mental Hai Kya is a fictional thriller genre feature film meant to entertain audiences and it does not offend, discriminate or disregard any person. In fact the film is a mainstream entertainer which makes a larger point.”
Well, wonder what the IPS have to say about this now. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates.
Kangana Ranaut’s Mental Hai Kya runs into major trouble – read details
After a delay in release, Kangana Ranaut – Rajkummar Rao’s Mental Hai Kya has run into trouble with some people and here’s everything you need to know
Kangana Ranaut is one person who can’t catch a breath without being caught up in some kind of controversy. The Queen actress has now found herself in deep waters and no it’s not because of something she has personally said or done, but because of her new film titled – Mental Hai Kya that also stars Rajkummar Rao as the male lead. Directed by National Award director Prakash Kavelamundi, the film’s poster released last week. The film is now set to release on June 21. However, looks like there may be a serious issue knocking on the door for Mental Hai Kya after the Indian Psychiatric Society is demanding that the makers change the title of the film as it is discriminating and stigmatising for those suffering from mental issues.
The Indian Psychiatric Soceity (IPS) has written to the Central Board of Film and Certification (CBFC) and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, as well as to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) calling out the title of the movie “discriminative, stigmatising, degrading and inhuman in projecting mental disorders and persons” The IPS is raising serious objections to the title and have asked the authorities to remove the title and additionally censor scenes that may violate the people suffering from mental disorders. Mental health is still a taboo conversation in our country, so it is understandable where this concern stems from. The IPS is taking this matter seriously and they have even threatened to file a Public Interest Litigation if their demands are not met.
The statement issued by the IPS read: “We strongly demand that the title be removed with immediate effect preventing further damage to the modesty of mental health service users. We also demand to censor any sequence in the movie that is violating the rights of persons with mental disorder.” Dr Sagar Karia from the Bombay Psychiatric Society also took to Twitter saying: “The way the promo of the film portrays the persons with mental illness is very wrong. It appears as though they are making fun of those suffering from illnesses, which is irresponsible.”
Here s why we need to #Bridgethegap in all aspects with regards to #Mentalhealth scenario in India. upcoming movie #mentalhaikya -the name, the images super triggering and loaded with stigma @netshrink @AnantBhan @chibberratna @VijayNallawala @mentalhealthind @healthcollectif . pic.twitter.com/DHGhfUF2CN
— Smriti Joshi (@SmritiSawhney) April 17, 2019
— Soumitra Pathare (@netshrink) April 17, 2019
>@SmritiSawhney Precisely the gripe I had even with the title #MentalHaiKya. The poster does not help the cause either. The layperson would not be able to differentiate between 'mentally ill' and 'Mental'. Those with #mentalillness are often called 'mental' in a derogatory way. https://t.co/SWhdqdNB0P
— Vijay Nallawala (@VijayNallawala) April 17, 2019
People with real mental health issues are struggling to get treatment, because of the stigma with words like ‘MENTAL’, ‘PSYCHO’. It is highly insensitive to have title like #MentalHaiKya I humbly request to change the title @RajkummarRao #KanganaRanaut
— Dr. Pavan Sonar 🇮🇳 (@PavanSonar) April 17, 2019
Well, let’s see what the makers have to say about this. Keep following CineBlitz for all the latest updates from Bollywood.
Sheetal Mafatlal demystifies French Riviera chic
Scoop! Sonam K Ahuja’s The Zoya Factor’s trailer will release with a mulitstarrer
Hrithik Roshan’s next film details REVEALED, find out
Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2019: Janhvi Kapoor, Kubra Sait, Saqib Saleem bagged the esteemed awards
Sriram Raghavan recalls his happy moments from Andhadhun, Badlapur and Johnny Gaddaar sets
Setters song: Sonnalli Seygall’s first glimpse will make you sweat!
Hrithik Roshan feels he is now ageing and here’s why we say so!
This actress rejected an A-lister’s film and is now begging for another!
Beyonce’s Netflix film Homecoming comes with a surprise!
Shocking! Vicky Kaushal fractures cheekbone while shooting; gets 13 stitches
Vicky Kaushal shares childhood picture and a SECRET – watch video!
Kartik Aaryan cheats on his Keto diet for this desi twist
Priyanka Chopra has made Nick Jonas fall in love with marriage – here’s proof!
Bharat motion poster: Salman Khan’s 5-decade journey in the film looks intriguing
When Sushant Singh Rajput went ‘weak in the knees’
- Latest2 months ago
Radhika Madan breaks a norm with Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota – here’s how
- Movie Reviews2 months ago
Gully Boy movie review: Ranveer Singh – Alia Bhatt’s film is mindblowing, reveals audience at the Berlin Fim Festival
- Music3 months ago
Gully Boy song Apna Time Aayega: Ranveer Singh’s infectious energy and rap is HARD – watch video
- Latest3 months ago
Shah Rukh Khan’s Don: The Final Chapter will be the last film in the hit franchise – read exclusive details
- Music3 months ago
Total Dhamaal song Mungda: Sonakshi Sinha and Ajay Devgn dazzle in this upbeat version of Helen’s iconic number
- Latest3 months ago
Exclusive! Akshay Kumar to kickstart Hera Pheri 3 in November; hunt for A-list actress continues
- Box Office2 months ago
Total Dhamaal: Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit Nene comedy all set to enter 100 crore club today (March 2)
- Movie Reviews2 months ago
Total Dhamaal review: Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Anil Kapoor make it worth the paisa!