Karan Johar and Alia Bhatt and Abhishek Varman may be depressed today due to the cataclysmically bad box office performance of Kalank but on this Throwback Thursday we look at how great things were when 2 States released.
Starring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor, the film was based on the Chetan Bhagat book ‘The Story of My Marriage.’ Alia stares as Ananya Swaminathan and Arjun Kapoor stars as Krish Malhotra. The film was directed by Abhishek Varman and it was produced by Karan Johar. At that time, in 2014, the film grossed over a hundred crores at the box office. It also received acclaim from the critics for the actors’ performances.
2 States was a moderately-budgeted, light-hearted film which had plenty of good music, good performances and enough dramatic elements to keep it engaging. Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor were just fresh faces and their romantic chemistry struck a chord with the audiences.
However, in 2019, it is Kalank, which has not done well at the box office at all. It was made with a budget of 150 crores and has barely managed to earn 60-70 crores. It also will meet with fierce competition as Avengers: Endgame releases tomorrow in India.
Kalank was Yash Johar’s passion project and it was based in the 1940s in a fictional town of Husnabad, which was around pre-partitioned Lahore. Varun Dhawan stars as Zafar, the bastard child of Balraj Chaudhary and Bahaar Begum (Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit Nene). He falls in love with Roop (Alia Bhatt) who has married Balraj’s son Dev (Aditya Roy Kapoor) due to the fact that Dev’s wife, Satya (Sonakshi Sinha) is dying of a disease.
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