- Kalank's opening day collection is over Rs 21 crore
- It also stars Madhuri Dixit, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi and Sanjay Dutt
- Kalank is reportedly made on a budget of Rs 80 crore
Kalank, producer Karan Johar's ambitious project starring Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjay Dutt, secured the highest opening of 2019 by collecting Rs 21.60 crore, tweeted 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. Taran Adarsh also confirmed that this is the highest opening day for a filming starring Alia Bhatt or Varun Dhawan. Kalank, directed by Abhishek Varman, is reportedly made on a budget of Rs 80 crore.
Here's the up-to-date box office report of Kalank:
#Kalank starts with a bang... Emerges biggest opener of 2019 *so far*... Plexes terrific... Impressive cast and hype + massive screen count  + #MahavirJayanti holiday have contributed to a big total... Wed 21.60 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 18, 2019
Top *Opening Day* biz - 2019...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 18, 2019
1. #Kalank 21.60 cr [Wed]
2. #Kesari 21.06 cr [Thu]
3. #GullyBoy 19.40 cr [Thu]
4. #TotalDhamaal 16.50 cr
Note: Hindi films. 10 cr+ openers included in the list.
India biz.#Kalank is the biggest opener of Varun and Alia to date.
Meanwhile, Box Office India also predicted a difficult path ahead for Kalank collection-wise. "The film may have got a good opening day number but there seems little for the youth and mass... The real value of this initial will only be known in a few days though the Mahavir Jayanti holiday tends to give a 25 per cent boost but no big film has released on this day in recent past," stated Box Office India.
Kalank opened to decent reviews on Wednesday. Film critic Saibal Chattrejee gave the film a three-star rating and wrote in his review for NDTV that Kalank is a near-spotless film and added: "It is worth a viewing not only for what it says, but also for how it says it." He singled out Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit and Varun Dhawan for extra compliments. Kalank is the story of Roop (Alia) and Zafar's (Varun) illicit romance which destroys everything they hold dear.