Karan Johar's mega-budget multi-starrer Kalank may have registered 2019's biggest opening day collection, but viewers are taking to social media to criticise the film. By now, there is a sea of memes making fun of it.
Critics and audiences alike called out Kalank for being a visual treat but lacking soul and depth.
Taran Adarsh, a trade analyst, call it a "disappointment."He shared, "Kalank doesn’t live up to the expectations. Writing, music, length play spoilsport. Few dramatic portions work. Second half engaging in parts. Good climax. Varun, Alia, Madhuri, Aditya, Kunal Kemmu top notch."
#OneWordReview…#Kalank: DISAPPOINTING.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 17, 2019
Doesn’t live up to the expectations... Writing, music, length play spoilsport... Few dramatic portions work... Second half engaging in parts... Good climax... Varun, Alia, Madhuri, Aditya, Kunal Kemmu top notch. #KalankReview pic.twitter.com/rJgyNi3Ain
Another user Amit Tandon wrote, "Kalank is the first movie that I have walked out of. On a star-based rating, I would give this movie a blackhole."
Sumit Kadel called film a visual treat but said it lacked soul. "Kalank is a GARGANTUAN DISAPPOINTMENT. The film is a visual spectacle which lacks soul and has odious screenplay, lousy writing, confused characterisation. Director and writers had no clue about what is happening in the film and why. Kalank is a tortuous affair," he tweeted.
#Kalank is a GARGANTUAN DISAPPOINTMENT. Film is a visual spectacle which lacks soul, odious screenplay, lousy writing, confused characterization. Director & writers had no clue about what & why is happening in the film. Kalank is a tortuous affair. Rating - ⭐️— Sumit Kadel (@SumitkadeI) April 17, 2019
"Absolute waste of time. Please don't watch. Only thing to see is the glamour and nice dresses of Alia. Movie is with full of errors, bit of story, no depth," a user, Isha Shree, wrote.
Others had similar thoughts:
Over all- Kalank failed me, as a viewer. After a point I really didn't care about what happened to Zafar and Roop as it isn't as enticing or engaging, given the time over which #Kalank stretches over.— Vaishanavi Raul (@RaulTweets_) April 17, 2019
Bottom line- wait till it's broadcasted on T.V
#Kalank is Karan Joharish melodrama with no reality, no depth, but much glamour and much glycerine.— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) April 18, 2019
I have never walked out of a movie before it ended. NEVER. I am pretty certain 45 more minutes were left in #kalank but it was just not worth it!— Pratikshya (@BooksChaiMusic) April 17, 2019
Danish wrote, "Lives up to its name. Slow, monotonous, no screenplay, weak storyline. Flop chemistry."
#Kalank lives up to its name. Slow, monotonous no screenplay weak storyline. Flop chemistry— Danish (@iam_drizwan) April 19, 2019
Twitter had a field day as the social media was flooded with memes. Here are few rib-tickling reaction on how film failed to impress the audience:
According to IMDb, Kalank managed only a 2.7 rating out of 10, based on feedback of over 2,300 viewers.
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