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Some Important Things to Learn from Kalank’s Total Debacle in Box Office

A tremendous amount of buzz was generated around the movie Kalank ever since it was announced. The makers of the film had released the posters with a lot of excitement and enthusiasm. The posters included the main characters of the movie like Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, and Aditya Roy Kapoor. Unfortunately, the film was a total box office disaster. Even though it involved an extended weekend, we found that the box office collection was steadily declining. The movie just managed to obtain 66.03 Crores that are nowhere close to the film’s production budget.

We understand that Bollywood box office collection is supposed to be a huge determining factor in the success of a Hindi movie. With such a dream casting and marvelous canvas, Kalank is heading to be a phenomenal disappointment. As this glitzy ship is sinking in deep waters, it is teaching a few important things associated with Bollywood. Here are some of the things to learn.

Varun Dhawan Can Be a Loser

Bollywood producers must realize and appreciate the fact that Varun Dhawan can also, lose. Varun Dhawan is not a winning machine. They have to accept that losing is part of the game. Ever since his debut in 2012, Dhawan has acted in 12 movies including Kalank and 11 out of those 12 have been super-duper hits. Everyone assumed that Varun Dhawan himself is the winning formula and he can never do any wrong. Kalank has ultimately managed to end his incredible winning streak. Varun Dhawan has to taste bitter failure for the first time in his Bollywood career. The lesson to be learned here is that no actor is God. They are susceptible to failures. However, treat failures as the pillars of success.

Alia-Varun Chemistry Cannot Always Result in Hits

All the previous four movies that Varun and Alia acted in, as a pair, are runaway hits. In fact, before Kalank people regarded Varun and Alia as the new generation hit pair who could be compared to Shahrukh and Kajol pair. Obviously, with such a dazzling record, producers took it for granted that this pair and their mind-blowing chemistry on screen would be all that is required to pull a movie, irrespective of its storyline or content. Kalank’s box office failure has proved beyond doubt that the leading pair alone cannot shoulder the responsibility for a film’s success or failure.

Even Alia Could Choose a Wrong Script

Alia Bhatt has proved herself as an exceptional actress; in fact, she has been appreciated and acknowledged as one of the present generation’s finest actresses. Her skill, as well as, her choice of movies has contributed to her phenomenal success in recent times. However, with Kalank, Alia Bhatt has proved that she too, is susceptible to wrong scripts.


There are more lessons to be learned from the total debacle of Kalank in terms of Box office collections. Madhuri Dixit is pretty and had been the undisputed Queen of Bollywood, but the fact is that her type of acting is out of place and no longer appreciated in modern Bollywood. This is supposed to be the hardest reality to learn and accept. Despite all these flaws, the only ray of hope for Kalank has been the acting prowess displayed by Aditya Roy Kapur. This has been so far the best fact about Kalank.