Karan Johar's pet project Kalank is finally arriving in theatres tomorrow. The film, starring Varun Dhawan, Ali Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit Nene, and Sanjay Dutt, is directed by Abhishek Varman and is set in the 1940s. It's a love saga which has been made with a lot of love and passion. Since Kalank was the last script that late filmmaker Yash Johar worked on, the film is very close to KJo's heart. No wonder, he has gone all out to create the beautiful world of Kalank that his filmmaker father envisioned 15 years back. While the teaser and trailer of Kalank garnered positive feedback on social media, the love saga isn't a typical Dharma movie. In fact, the film gives out very Sanjay Leela Bhansali vibes when it comes to the grandeur of set design and costumes. Kalank: Varun Dhawan-Alia Bhatt's Period Drama Censored With 12A Certificate by BBFC
Another interesting aspect about this magnum opus is its stellar star cast. The fact that Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt will be seen together on the big screen after two long decades has got everyone excited. But from whatever little that we have seen of the film so far, it seems Kalank is more about Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan's tragic love story. So it's pretty clear that these two will be dominating the screen time. Now that's a good thing because Alia and Dhawan's jodi has so far only tasted success at the box office.
Together, the duo has done three films till now - Student Of The Year, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dhulania. And all of them got cash registers ringing at the box office courtesy Alia and Varun's sizzling chemistry. Kalank is their fourth venture together and this time the stakes are very high as the film is not only one of the most-anticipated movies of the year but its also made on a very big budget. So will Varun and Alia's hit jodi ensure another blockbuster? Will Abhishek Varman's directorial witness the biggest opening of the year? Thanos' First Class Thumke: Varun Dhawan Loves the Video of Avengers: Endgame Villain Dancing to the Kalank Song
Well, trade pundits have predicted that Kalank will open around Rs 20 crore on day 1. If that happens then obviously Akshay Kumar's Kesari will remain the biggest opener of 2019 as it collected Rs 21 crore on the day of its release. However, if the magnum opus garners good reviews during the morning shows then there is a possibility that the film would mint more than Rs 21 crore. Also, Kalank is releasing on Wednesday but it's a partial holiday due to Mahavir Jayanti and that would certainly boost the collections. Plus, it's a solo release so audiences will throng the theatres to watch the film till the weekend.
Overall, Kalank is well placed at the box office considering all the factors. The next film that will come out in theatres will be the Hollywood biggie Avengers: Endgame but it will arrive after 9 days. Till then Kalank will have all the time in the world to rake in big moolah without facing any competition. Even if the film doesn't turn out to be extraordinary, it will still make good money as there won't be any other choice for the masses at the cinema halls.