Daawat-e-Ishq (English: Feast Of Love) is a 2014 Bollywood comedy drama film directed by Habib Faisal and produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films. It features actors Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles. Music of the film has been composed by Sajid-Wajid.
The film was released on September 19, 2014, to mostly positive reviews. The Hindu termed the film as a Potent recipe, and Times of India gave the film a 3.0 rating. The film has minted INR8 crore (US$1.3 million) at the box office in 2 days.
Release date: September 19, 2014 (USA)
Director: Habib Faisal
Running time: 123 minutes
Music composed by: Sajid-Wajid
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Daawat e ishq Movie StoryLineA deliciously romantic coming together of Gulrez "Gullu" Qadir (Parineeti Chopra) a Hyderabadi shoe-sales girl disillusioned with love because of her encounters with dowry-seeking men; and Tariq "Taru" Haidar (Aditya Roy Kapoor) a Lucknawi cook who can charm anybody with the aroma and flavours of his biryani and kebabs. In the clash of diametrically opposite but equally spicy cultures of Hyderabad and Lucknow, Gullu and Taru arrive at a "tuning-setting", rewrite traditional recipes of love, crush old-fashioned world-view and make their own masaledaar albeli rangreli pichchar - Daawat-e-Ishq.
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Meet Hyderabad ki Gulrez (Parineeti), she's feisty (a well-roasted temper), gutsy and likes propah angrezi-speaking men. Sadly, her Booji (Kher) finds only dowry-seeking spineless men who boast of shallow degrees from 'IIM' (International Institute of Mehboobnagar!). She works as a salesgirl in a shoe-store but dreams of being a shoe-designer.
Along with Booji, she masterminds a con-plan to frame dowry-demanding dulhas and make big bucks to pursue her dream. But her plans get skewered when she meets Lucknow ka aashiq Tariq (Aditya), a chef and owner of the legendary restaurant 'Haidari Kababs'. Gulrez gets drawn to the warm, inviting aromas of love while he woos her with botis, rotis and shahi tukdas of his heart.
Habib Faisal's offering is definitely fresher than a packaged, frozen meal; but when he's not paying attention the story boils over and the flavour escapes quickly. The second half crumbles (guess some recipes got nixed here) and the climax is far from slurp-worthy. There are some 'specials of the day' like Booji's goofiness during the con-act, and the line-up of dowry-hungry men walking into the trap, but the characters are not as indulgent as the dishes. Parineeti displays 'high-cal' emotions once again, with her sweet Hyderabadi accent and superb confidence. Aditya charmingly shows flair with his Lucknowi style and ada. Their chemistry doesn't simmer; it's low-fat kulfi at best. Kher peppers it with a stand-out sorbet act.
This one won't fill your hungry hearts, but one serving (not too bland, not too spicy) isn't too bad for your appetite.