Pics: Alia-Varun's Kalank's first day collection is the highest opening of 2019

 New Delhi, News24 Bureau, April 18: Kalank first day collection breaks all records despite being a mediocre film. Kanlak has collected a whopping Rs 21.60 crore and gets the highest opening of 2019. Taran Adarsh. "Kalank starts with a bang... Emerges biggest opener of 2019 so far... Cineplexes terrific... Impressive cast and hype plus massive screen count (4,000) and Mahavir Jayanti holiday have contributed to a big total... Wednesday India business is Rs. 21.60 crore," he posted.It was shocking for all Alia Bhatt-Varun Dhawan fans when ace film critic Taran Adarsh described Kalank in one simple word: Disappointing.He tweeted earlier, "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."Abhishek Varman’s Kalank, featuring an ensemble cast of Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Aditya Roy Kapur is an ambitious project of Yash Raj Films.

Along with the hot sensational couple Alia-varun the film had an added attraction of Madhuri dixit and Sanjay Dutt. Thw two were being pared after a very long time. The epic drama is set in the 1940s and also features Aditya Roy Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha.Karan Johar and his father Yash Johar had first thought about making the film 15 years ago.“Kalank has been an emotional journey for me! A germ of an idea that I had nearly 15 years ago... A film that was in a pre-production stage helmed by my father...I am now proud to pass it onto the extremely capable and visionary hands of our director Abhishek Varman! A beautifully structured story by Shibani Bathija and an exceptionally fluid narrative and screenplay by Abhishek,” Karan said in a statement.The film marks the collaboration of Fox Star Studios, Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.“This multi-starrer with a story will cross all borders, under the capable direction of Abhishek Varman. It be historic in the true sense of the word... I am genuinely happy to be back with the team Fox Star and Karan Johar... This film is special to all of us!!” Sajid Nadiadwala said.