Film : Kalank
Star Cast: Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur
Director: Abhishek Varman
Stars : **
Story : Set in the pre-partition period in Husnabad in outskirts of Lahore, Roop (Alia Bhatt), a young, carefree girl gets married to Dev (Aditya Roy Kapur) while his wife Satya (Sonakshi Sinha) emotionally watches the nuptials with the patriarch of their house, Dev Chaudhary (Sanjay Dutt).
A grandeur of sets set in 1946, heavyweight names in starcast gets crucified with loose screenplay and storyline. Plastic emotions with no joy in partition background could not sail the ship. The story revolves around center character of Roop played by Alia Bhatt who agrees to marry Dev Chowdhury played by Aditya Roy Kapoor to be his second wife and matchmaker is Dev’s first wife Satya portrayed by Sonakshi Sinha. Satya is diagnosed with blood cancer and it’s her last wish to see her husband to get married again. Roop on the other hand picks up the deal being adamant and indigent in her fate and father to keep her responsibilities towards her younger sisters’ marriage (as this deal came with heavy toll of money from Satya)
Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit justifies their part so as Sanjay Dutt. Varun Dhawan looks trying his best on his part. It is a love story and is left for people to judge that if the love stories had tent in it or it had only love. There is nothing new to take from the movie apart from good costume design and sets as we see any other Dharma Movie. Cinematography by Binod Pradhan is outstanding. Songs are melodious.