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Kalank Movie Review: ‘It's bombastic, bizarre and Bhansali-lite. But 'Kalank' does touch your heart!’

'Kalank' hits you — in the heart. It moves you with its spotlight on sheer love, despite the overblown sets and the disco-ghunghroo lines. For that, it gets three stars.

Film: Kalank

Cast: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Kunal Khemu, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt

Director: Abhishek Varman

Hindi; U/A; 2 hours, 50 minutes

Stars: 3 Stars

So, here’s the most important thing about Kalank — please leave your logic at home. And please wait for the second half.

Set in 1947, Roop (Alia), a ‘village girl’, wearing Rajasthani clothes, but bounding about snowy peaks, is pushed into a second marriage with Dev Choudhary (Aditya) by his fatally ill wife Satya (Sonakshi)., Roop agrees to this loveless deal. She moves to the Choudharys’ mansion in Husnabad — near Lahore’s red-light area, Hira Mandi.

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