Karan Johar’s production venture Kalank is not having a great run at the box office. The multi-starrer’s box office collection currently stands at Rs 66.03 crore. Despite a big star cast which includes names like Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur, the costume drama has failed to impress the audience. However, all might not be lost for the movie as film trade analyst Taran Adarsh recently shared the film’s overseas figures.
“#Kalank packs a good number #Overseas… Wed to Sun total: $ 4.835 mn [₹ 33.68 cr]…Day 1: $ 740k Day 2: $ 910k Day 3: $ 1.2 mn Day 4: $ 1.1 mn Day 5: $ 885k. Key markets…USA+Canada: $ 1.78 mn UK: £ 594k UAE+GCC: $ 1.05 mn Australia: A$ 620k,” Taran tweeted.
The pre-Independence drama not only failed to move the viewers, but barely made an impression on critics. The Indian Express’ film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the movie a big thumbs down.
“The whole thing feels like a giant set, stately and ponderous and minus impact; the cast all costumed and perfumed and largely lifeless, sparking only in bits and pieces,” a section of her review reads.
Speaking about the failure of the movie, Alia had recently told indianexpress.com, “Janta ki adalat sabse badi adalat hoti ha (audience verdict is supreme). And when the audience does not accept the film, it should not do well. That’s just the way it is. We just have to accept that fact and move on. We will try not to disappoint them the next time.”
Directed by Abhishek Varman, Kalank had released on April 17.
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'Will give Kalank a blackhole'
Kalank received a lot of negative reviews from the audience. Stand up comedian Amit Tandon shared his review on Twitter. He wrote, "#Kalank is the first movie that I have walked out of. On a star based rating, I would give this movie a blackhole"
Kalank mints money overseas
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared Kalank's overseas performance. He wrote, "#Kalank packs a good number #Overseas... Wed to Sun total: $ 4.835 mn [₹ 33.68 cr]...
Day 1: $ 740k
Day 2: $ 910k
Day 3: $ 1.2 mn
Day 4: $ 1.1 mn
Day 5: $ 885k
USA+Canada: $ 1.78 mn
UK: £ 594k
UAE+GCC: $ 1.05 mn
Australia: A$ 620k"
Sonakshi Sinha on failure: I don't lose hope
Sonakshi Sinha has been having a bad run at the box office with her past few films including Kalank failing to impress the audience. The actor recently spoke about box office failures. "Every film is important to me. I hope, wish and pray every film does well. It is bad luck that the last couple of films did not work out. But I don’t lose hope, I always look forward to do my best,” Sonakshi Sinha told PTI.
Kalank rejected by audience
Despite having an extended weekend and a wide release with 4000 screens, Kalank failed to perform. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh informed while Kesari earned Rs 78.07 crore in four days and Gully Boy collected Rs 72.45, Kalank earned only Rs 66.03 crore in five days.
Varun Dhawan: Fear of failure makes me anxious
Varun Dhawan, who played Zafar in Karan Johar's magnum opus, spoke about the pressure a big budgeted film brings with it. In an interview earlier, the actor said, "A lot of eyeballs are there on this film because it is an ensemble and all this attention is making me anxious. Everyone is going to watch and and all I wanted to do is be good in it. Fear of failure makes me anxious."
Alia Bhatt speaks up on Kalank failure
Alia Bhatt’s latest film Kalank did not receive positive reviews from critics and the audience. The film is failing to perform at the box office. Talking about the same, the 26-year-old actor said, “Janta ki adalat sabse badi adalat hoti ha (audience verdict is supreme). And when the audience does not accept the film, it should not do well. That’s just the way it is. We just have to accept that fact and move on. We try not to disappoint them the next time.”
Kalank earns Rs 69.28 crore
As per Bollywood Hungama, Kalank earned Rs 3.25 crore on Monday. The film's total collection stands at Rs 69.28 crore.