You can go either totally right with films based in a certain era (Bajirao Mastani, Jodha Akbar) or entirely wrong (Mohenjo Daro). There is no in between. And very honestly, Abhishek Verman’s Kalank seems to fall in the latter category. I really hope it doesn’t because of the stellar cast, but nothing in the trailer (expect Sonakshi Sinha’s eyes) seems organic. The set design looks too created, with no attention to detail, the skies look fake, the outfits not historically in place and the characters as they are in Dharma films. The film is a love saga set in the India of 1940s. Though I am a supporter of the concept of “cinematic liberties”, there seem to be too many in Kalank. Of course I cannot say all of this by just looking at the trailer, and should wait for the film to come out.
And is it just me, or could you too see the startling resemblance Kalank has to Karan Johar’s Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna? And OMG have a look at Miss Sinha’s eyes!
Releasing on April 17, Kalank stars Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Sanjay Dutt in an ensemble. Watch the trailer here: