Film Review: ‘Kalank’ is full-throated melodrama
Abhishek Varman’s film is set in Lahore in the mid-1940s
A dying wife’s last wish sets in motion a complex play of relationships
The last time Sonakshi Sinha was heading for an appointment with death was in Lootera, a film in which a whisper was as good as a shout. Sinha is dying again in Kalank, but there are no inside voices used here. Everyone talks loudly and confidently, for the most part in beautifully modulated Urdu. There’s more poetry, good and bad, tossed off as everyday speech than you’ll find in all the Hindi films from last year. Even the street thugs speak in complete, ornate sentences, as street thugs are known to do.