I have felt the same way since the first teaser came out
It looks like this movie has been made just because Bhansali's period dramas with big name cast have done so well in the past few years. Dharma Productions Jumping on the bandwagon to mint money with this latest fad
I loved the trailer, but I'm a hoe for emotional drama and love triangles and easy to please lol. And I like the cast and music so far. Also pretty sure I'm going to love this more than all SLB movies put together.
Yikes... That was one dull song despite all attempts to make it a classic. The lyrics and the choreography are just so poor
Something is terribly off about this movie. Like i said before, someone is trying to deliver a product like Bhansali's but only ending up with a caricature of it. And I am very easy to please. But just not able to connect with the trailers so far
Kalank has recorded the best opening day of 2019 with collections set to be around 21-22 crore nett. It is also the highest opening day ever for a Varun Dhawan or Alia Bhatt starrer beating Judwaa 2 (will be ahead of Dilwale also) and Gully Boy.
Kesari had the highest opening day of 2019 with 20.40 crore and the collections of most circuits look a little higher for Kalank barring East Punjab and Mumbai (Holi pushed the collections of Kesari here). The big multiplex chains are also ahead of Kesari. Its a good number for a film which did not have much for the youth barring the cast and even here Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt were not in the regular zone.
The film may have got a good opening day number but there seems little for the youth and mass and it will eventually have to be the families and female audience which will have to drive the film. The real value of this initial will only be known in a few days time though the Mahavir Jayanti holiday tends to give a 25% boost but no big film has released on this day in recent past.