Kalank- Movie Review

Set in the pre-Independence era, in Husnabad in undivided India, director Abhishek Verman’s “Kalank” is a saga of love, where all the six pivotal characters crave for love and yet, have to let go of it.

Roop (Alia Bhatt) agrees to marry Dev Chowdhary (Aditya Roy Kapur) whose wife, Satya (Sonakshi Sinha) is terminally ill and wants to see her husband settled before she dies. While in a loveless marriage which is a mere compromise, to ensure the well-being of her poor family, Roop falls in love with Ironsmith Zafar (Varun Dhawan), an illegitimate Muslim boy, whom she encounters daily in Hira Mandi, a notorious area, where she goes to learn music from a courtesan named Bahaar Begum (Madhuri Dixit).

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