Karan Johar’s multi-starrer, mega-budget Kalank may have registered 2019’s biggest opening day collection by garnering Rs 21.60 crore, but viewers took to the social media with a sea of memes taking on the film. “Bollywood is improving day by day now they are telling us the review of movie in title itself. First Zero and now Kalank,” wrote one user. The film’s songs were also used to comment on the film, directed by Abhishek Varman.
“Audience while going to watch Kalank – ‘Baaki sab first class hai’. Audience after watching Kalank: ‘Sab ka sab third class hai’,” wrote one user. Another wrote: “Audience after watching ‘Kalank’. Tabah ho gaye.” Comparisons have been made of the scale and vibe of the film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s brand of cinema. But in one Twitter review, a user wrote: “When Karan Johar wants to become Sanjay Leela Bhansali, outcome is disaster.”
Another connected the dots of the convoluted plot of Kalank to Karan’s friendship with Shah Rukh Khan, whose last release Zero was a box office disaster. “Karan Johar is a true friend. He made Kalank so everyone would forget about Zero.” Taking a dig at the cast, which includes Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Kunal Kemmu, one user wrote: “Kalank is a hyper nepotism packed product and too overrated.” According to IMDb, Kalank managed only a 2.7 rating out of 10, based on feedback of over 2,300 viewers. (IANS)
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