Multi starrer period drama ‘Kalank‘ had a hard fall on its second day. Thursday was a working day, so according to the trade pundits, the fall was expected but this drop of about 50% is much higher than anticipated.
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. However, the film stands with ₹33.05 crores in its account in just two days.
About the film’s second day collection, Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Kalank has a fall on Day 2… A decline was on the cards, but the drop is much higher than expected… Will be interesting to see how it fares on Day 3”
#Kalank has a fall on Day 2… A decline was on the cards, but the drop is much higher than expected… Will be interesting to see how it fares on Day 3 [#GoodFriday]… Wed 21.60 cr, Thu 11.45 cr. Total: ₹ 33.05 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 19, 2019
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?