Kalank trailer: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan's tale of eternal romance challenges accepted notions of love and sacrifice

FP Staff

Apr 03, 2019 10:59:10 IST

A few days away from its theatrical release, Abhishek Varman-directed Kalank has already become one of the most anticipated films of 2019. Amidst mounting anticipation, the makers released the first official trailer from the film on 3 April.

Kalank trailer: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawans tale of eternal romance challenges accepted notions of love and sacrifice

A still from Kalank trailer. YouTube screengrab

While the posters and the teaser unveiled little about the plot details, the trailer seems to shed light into the central conflict of Kalank. Alia Bhatt's Roop declares that a decision that she took in a fit of rage changed the course of six lives. She is married off to Dev Chaudhry, the heir of a rich aristocratic family. Scorned by her husband, who is already married to Satya (Sonakshi Sinha), Roop dares to begin an illicit affair with Zafar. Their forbidden love soon becomes known to Chaudhry family patriarch Balraj (Sanjay Dutt), who are ready to take any measure to preserve the 'sanctity' of his son's marriage with Roop.

Set against the backdrop of India's partition, Kalank also seems to focus on religious and communal divide.

A week ago, makers unveiled the film’s title track ‘Kalank Nahi Ishq Hai’ which was appreciated by the viewers. Composed by Pritam and crooned by Arijit Singh, the title has been the highlight of the film ever since the teaser released.

The ensemble cast includes Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt in pivotal roles. In an Instagram post, producer Karan Johar recollected that the film was actually conceptualised by his father, Yash, 15 years ago. It was the last film he worked on before he passed away. The filmmaker had called the film a 'story of turbulent relationships and eternal love.'

Co-produced by Fox Star Studios, Sajid Nadiadwala, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta, Kalank is slated to release on 17 April.

Watch the trailer here:

Updated Date: Apr 03, 2019 16:16:02 IST

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