Even though it’s just a teaser, Kalank looks like it’s got all the makings of a hit. In what seems like a very Sanjay Leela Bhansali-esque style of storytelling, Kalank appears to be telling the story of love gone wrong.
Alia Bhatt looks resplendent in white and her pairing opposite Varun Dhawan is very reminiscent of all of their work together but this time they’re definitely giving some Deepika and Ranveer in Ram Leela Goliyon ki Raas Leela vibes. Madhuri Dixit appears as a gorgeous vision and Sanjay Dutt is a loner patriarch. Alia Bhatt is married to Aditya Roy Kapoor’s character under duress. In a haunting melody, the film opens in a time of communal violence in an older time.
“Kuch rishte qarzon ki tarah hotay hain.. unhen nibhaana nahin, chukaana parta hai,” says Varun Dhawan’s voice as the frame opens onto ethereal Madhuri Dixit. Her character is called Bahaar Begum and we can definitely expect to see some spellbinding dances. Varun’s character, called Zafar, appears to be in an ill-fated romance with Roop (Alia Bhatt). The two meet as fire envelops them. Sonakshi Sinha as Satya Chaudhary looks visibly troubled in the film. The whole teaser is considerably distressing but an intensely beautiful glimpse of what the film might turn out to be.
“Jab kisi aur ki barbaadi apni jeet jesi lagay…. Toh hum se zyada barbaad aur koi nahin is dunya main,” says Roop.
The film is set to release on April 17, 2019 and hopefully more will be revealed in the full trailer nearer to the release date. Watch the teaser here