Karan Johar’s multi-starrer, mega-budget “Kalank” may have registered 2019’s biggest opening day collection by garnering Rs 21.60 crore, but viewers took to the social media with a sea of memes taking on the film. Many took to social media to poke fun at the film and its makers with a series of hilarious memes. When not using the film’s dialogues to ridicule the plot and story of the film, others got creative by taking references to pop culture.
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“Bollywood is improving day by day now they are telling us the review of movie in title itself. First ‘Zero’ and now ‘Kalank’,” wrote one user.
Bollywood is improving day by day now they are telling us the review of movie in title itself. First Zero and now Kalank #KalankReview— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) April 17, 2019
The film’s songs were also used to comment on the film, directed by Abhishek Varman.
*Audience while going to watch Kalank* : Baaki sab first class hai*Audience after watching Kalank* : sab ka sab third class hai
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) April 17, 2019
Audience after watching Kalank. #KalankReview
Audience after watching Kalank. #KalankReview pic.twitter.com/FxGps5Bb2y— Sagar (@sagarcasm) April 17, 2019
Another wrote: “Audience after watching ‘Kalank’. Tabah ho gaye.”
After watching kalank people be like#KalankReview #Kalank pic.twitter.com/BShId8M43V— Munna bhoi (@Munnabh08337146) April 18, 2019
Comparisons have been made of the scale and vibe of the film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s brand of cinema.
But in one Twitter review, a user wrote: “When Karan Johar wants to become Sanjay Leela Bhansali, outcome is disaster.”
Saw the FDFS of #Kalank just for #Sridevi as the queen was supposed to do this film. Was utterly disappointed to see how poorly the great talents have been wasted. @karanjohar @DharmaMovies were u guys on weed while making this film. Such a waste of money #KalankReview #Disaster pic.twitter.com/DDLlcyrgOO— Rajan Naidu (@RajanMNaidu) April 17, 2019
Another connected the dots of the convoluted plot of “Kalank” to Karan’s friendship with Shah Rukh Khan, whose last release “Zero” was a box office disaster.
Audience looking for good story, plot, screenplay, entertainment in kalank. #KalankReview pic.twitter.com/bFdxBztsdv— SwatKat💃 (@swatic12) April 17, 2019
After hours of careful pontification, I have found one thing that I can applaud about #Kalank: Both the male leads left their chest hair on. Everything else about this film is a cringeworthy mess. pic.twitter.com/093AQOYdnV— Deepanjana (@dpanjana) April 17, 2019
“Karan Johar is a true friend. He made ‘Kalank’ so everyone would forget about ‘Zero’.”
30 mins into her own movie #KALANK
Alia Bhatt: #KalankMovieReview #KalankReview pic.twitter.com/NE0u1TNZTr— chichora piya (@chotathalaiva87) April 18, 2019
Taking a dig at the cast, which includes Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Kunal Kemmu, one user wrote: “Kalank’ is a hyper nepotism packed product and too overrated.”
According to IMDb, “Kalank” managed only a 2.7 rating out of 10, based on feedback of over 2,300 viewers.