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Kalank: Review

Kalank: Review

कुछ रिश्ते कर्जों की तरह होते हैं, उन्हें निभाना नहीं चुकाना पड़ता है': The popular dialogue of the movie narrates its whole story.

Kalank: Long-buried secrets come to light when romance blossoms between a young daredevil and a beautiful woman in 1945 India.

The movie is based upon a complex love story set in a town called Husnabad, Lahore during the partition era of India. It depicts the story of young Roop (Alia Bhatt) is hung between the respect for her husband Dev (Aditya Roy Kapur) and love for Zafar (Varun Dhawan). Then their back stories and heartbreaking love saga unfolds, the multi starrer movie goes into the history of India and takes an epic turn, from where there is no way back.

As the name of the movie suggests, Kalank, it is a story that questions the high standards of Indian society, especially the ones concerned with love and family ties. The movie shows how eternal love goes beyond those social norms and crosses the boundaries of religion.

On the other hand, Dev (Aditya Roy Kapur), questions the significance of marriage. He remarks that when someone's wife is in love with other men, then why a marriage even exists?

Husnabad is a town of blacksmiths and a majority of them are Muslim.

The movie tries hard to bring something new, but the complex relationships and ill-fated romances have become very predictable in Bollywood. While watching the movie, you'll feel that there have been similar stories in past as well. The only fresh thing about Kalank is the treatment. From their costumes to the amazing sets, the period drama is mounted on a royal scale.

It is a 2 hours and 48 minutes movie, with tightly packed editing. Seems that it could have wrapped up sooner.

However, the movie has not received a good response from the public.

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