‘Kalank’ loses its charm in just four days, witnesses a huge drop on first Saturday

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Karan Johar’s ‘kalank’ which started on a very high node seems to lose its charm in just four days. The film witnessed a big drop on Saturday which was a holiday. It only managed to earn ₹9.75 crores on its fourth day, which is lower than its second and third day.

With ₹21.60 crores on its opening day, ‘Kalank’ emerged at the biggest opener of 2019 but had a terrible second day with just half the number, ₹11.45 crores. On Friday it only managed to earn ₹11.60 crores. However, the film stands with ₹54.40 crores in its account in four days.

Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the film’s four days earning and wrote, “#Kalank is clearly underperforming… Dips on Day 4 [Sat]… Trending is weak, so big biz on Day 5 [Sun] is ruled out… Wed 21.60 cr, Thu 11.45 cr, Fri 11.60 cr, Sat 9.75 cr. Total: ₹ 54.40 cr. India biz.”

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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