Kalank’s weak story disappoints though dances are a feast to watch

By Gita Malik

If you are a Madhuri Dixit and Alia Bhatt fan then this is the movie for you. Otherwise Kalank is an unrealistic and over stretched drama.  Long drawn out sub plots,  Varun Dhawan’s bull fight were totally unnecessary.  Kirti Sanon lacked lustre in the item dance and song.

The huge star cast of Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapoor in small two bits guest appearance roles did not add value.   The ladies saved the day with their dancing. 

The  jewellery, lahengas and saris on my favourite stars are a visual treat. Alia rose to another level of perfection with her Kathak dance. ”˜Ghar more pardesiya’ was magnificent on the screen. The movie is worth watching just for this song. Neither  actress out shone the other in her dancing and facial emotions.

Alia portrayed her role well, an innocent girl who agrees under strange circumstances to enter an agreement marriage to a married man to help out the two families. Madhuri was subtle in her maternal role towards her younger pair, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt.
The sets were so fake like an over sized school dance drama. Dialogues were gripping and could have been more of the same to make storyline more interesting.  
The Hindu Muslim outdated over used chapter of pre partition makes the story so predictable.   I would give Kalank 2.5 out of 5 for a relaxing ”˜pass time’ movie.  

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