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Kalank is an 2019 Indian Hindi-language drama film, directed by Abhishek Varman , that got released on 17 April 2019. Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt are in the leading role.The film was produced by Karan Johar Sajid Nadiadwala and Fox Star Studios.



Kalank is a complex love story set during India’s Partition era and the film thrives to strike a balance between the personal and the political. It works neither as an unusual love triangle nor a contemporary addition to the Partition genre.


The film genre: love| political


  • Film Director:Abhishek Varman
  • Lead Cast of the Film: Varun Dhawan
  • Overall Rating : 3/5
  • Film Certification : UA


Satya Chaudhry, a woman dying of cancer, requests her childhood acquaintance, Roop, to provide companionship to her husband, Dev. Roop agrees on the condition that she marry Dev. Once married, Dev tells Roop that their relationship will be cordial and platonic. A depressed Roop takes solace in music, which she begins learning from the madam of a brothel, Bahaar Begum. She also begins working in her husband's publishing house. Roop expresses interest in writing about the condition of the locality in which the brothel is located, during which she interacts with a womanizing blacksmith named Zafar.

Zafar wants to exact revenge on his parents, Bahaar Begum and Balraj Chaudhry (who abandoned Zafar after Balraj ended his extramarital affair with Bahaar) by seducing Roop, as she is married to Balraj's legitimate son, Dev. Roop misconstrues Zafar's intentions and falls in love with him. She also begins to develop a friendship with Dev, to Satya's pleasure. Satya dies after urging Dev to give Roop a chance and to forgive Balraj for his affair. In another effort to humiliate Balraj, Zafar instigates communal hatred in his friend, Abdul, by demanding for the partition of India on religious lines, which Balraj and Dev do not support.

When Balraj becomes aware of Roop and Zafar's affair, he confronts Bahaar Begum and Zafar. Bahaar, who disagrees with Zafar's approach, warns Roop. Heartbroken, Roop consummates her marriage with Dev, but insists that she would never be able to love him. As Abdul Khan's political stance gains leverage, riots against Hindus and Sikhs in the city take place, during which the Chaudhrys decide to flee to Amritsar with the help of Zafar, but not before Saroj, the benevolent maid, is brutally stabbed to death. He confides in Roop that he eventually fell in love with her, despite his early intention. While boarding a train, Zafar is murdered by Abdul, as Roop and Dev escape. Ten years later, Roop and Dev, still in a loveless marriage, are interviewed about their experience by Aditya, a journalist documenting the partition.


  • Madhuri Dixit – Bahaar Begum
  • Sonakshi Sinha – Satya Chaudhry
  • Alia Bhatt – Roop Chaudhry
  • Varun Dhawan – Zafar
  • Aditya Roy Kapur – Dev Chaudhry
  • Sanjay Dutt – Balraj Chaudhry
  • Kunal Khemu – Abdul Khan
  • Pavail Gulati – Aditya
  • Achint Kaur – Saroj
  • Pawan Chopra – Dharampal (Roop's Father)
  • Hiten Tejwani – Abbas
  • Kiara Advani – Lajjo
  • Kriti Sanon (special appearance in song "Aira Gaira")


Fox Star Studios Film published this film featuring Abhishek Varman and was directed in April 2018. Pritam was engaged as the music composer.