‘Kalank’ : Highest number of screen count and extended weekend, fails to save the film

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Karan Johar’s ambitious project ‘Kalank‘ is being rejected by the mass. The film which released on April 12, had five days long first weekend and still only managed to earn ₹66.03 crores, much less than other movies of this year which had first extended weekend.

Sharing the film’s first-weekend collection, Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “#Kalank is rejected… Has a lackluster *extended* opening weekend… Will find it difficult to sustain on weekdays… The 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.”

Besides ‘Kalank’, ‘Kesari’ and ‘Gully Boy’ also had extended weekends of four days with 3600 and 3350 screen counts respectively and in spite of five days long weekend and the most number of screens i.e; 4000, ‘Kalank’ earned less than both the movies.

‘Total Dhamaal’ had traditional three day weekend and released on 3700 screens, still managed to earn ₹62.40 crores in its first weekend.

The film narrates a complex love story of Roop (Alia Bhatt) and Zafar (Varun Dhawan).

The story is set a few years before India Pakistan partition, in a city called Husnabad. The small town is populated by blacksmiths, where lives the most affluent family, the “Chaudharys”. The father and son duo Dev (Aditya Roy Kapur) and Balraj (Sanjay Dutt) Chaudhary run a liberal newspaper called The Daily News. Under some unexpected circumstances, Dev is married to Roop. The relationship is just based on compromise and not love, which leads to Roop falling in love with a local blacksmith Zafar.

The love which is blossoming between Roop and Zafar will never be accepted in the society to which they belong but what is love if not complex?

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