The teaser of Dharma Productions’ next, Kalank, featuring a stellar starcast is out. The teaser gives a glimpse of the characters played by actors Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha in larger-than-life avatars. While it shows the India-Pakistan partition era amid sprawling sets and unimaginable grandeur, there’s something in the trailer that encapsulates the crucks of the film’s story.

Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in a still from Kalank (Photo Courtesy: YouTube Video Screenshots/ Dharma Productions)

 

The chemistry between the characters of Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan stands out in the teaser. The two minute five seconds clip shows each character dealing with difficult emotions but the scene at the end of the video explains the entire background. It’s the only scene in the teaser in which Roop (Alia’s character) and Zafar (Varun’s character) are seen together, walking towards each other. Observe closely and you’ll see a huge effigy of Ravana being burnt in the background. Watch the teaser here:

The teaser also shows Aditya’s character Dev getting married to Roop as the bride tears up, while in another scene, you see Dev embracing Sonakshi’s character Satya in his arms in what seems like an emotional moment for both of them. Now, even though Kalank is essentially a story set in the partition era, at the heart of it lies an intense eternal love story. From the looks of the trailer, Roop and Zafar are in love with each other but their relationship is marred by religious differences that erupt during the time of partition. Unwillingly, Roop agrees to get married to Dev, who is already married to Satya. The complexities of relationship and emotions are very well shown in the beautiful teaser. It’s also remarkable to see how so much is said without saying nothing as each character emotes brilliantly in the scenes.

Kalank, which hits the screens on April 17, is produced by Karan Johar-Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Abhishek Varman.