Release Date: 19th September 2014
Starring: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Anupam Kher, Karan Wahi
Directed by: Habib Faisal
Duration: 2 hours 12 minutes
The practice of dowry is one of the most atrocious social-evils of our society that needs immediate denouement. Perhaps it is because of the unawareness amongst people that such an evil continues to prevail in our society in spite of such strict laws. Weaved around this social paradox, Yash Raj’s Daawat-e-Ishq seeks to bring forth the repercussions of dowry demand which has taken the lives of countless women. It is a fun-foodie-feast that parodies this business of selling grooms!
Plot: Tired of the uncanny dowry demands of greedy families, Gulrez aka Gullu decides to trap one such family to extort money. Her plan of action takes a backseat when she actually falls in love with the boy she plans to con!
Performances: Parineeti Chopra has never been as low on energies as she seems to be in this film. Her performance in nothing more than an average one in spite of all the efforts she makes in order to look cute and adorable.
Aditya Roy Kapoor is one talented gem who has all the potentials of becoming a superstar. With an unusual look in this one, he surely impresses with his versatility.
Anupam Kher is always a delight to watch! It is so amazing to see a totally different side of his in every character that he plays.
Music: The music of the film has been composed by the popular duo Sajid-Wajid. The album unfortunately is not really anything we haven’t heard before. The music is too conventional to be heard over and over again. The best from the lot can only be the title track which brings some joy in the mood.
What’s Good: The scrumptious gastronomic experience that the movie puts you through is absolutely delighting and mouth-watering. The good note about creating awareness about dowry that it is based upon is for sure laudable. The light way of projecting such a serious issue is also likeable.
What’s Bad: A loosely baked plot with average music subjugates the movie to an ordinary one! The performances are dull and the chemistry between the pair lacks connectivity and emotion.
With a wonderful motive, Daawat-e-Ishq preaches to the audience that dowry is a ridiculous practice that needs to be stopped with immediate effect! The noble idea behind the film is definitely worth noting than the half-decent love story that it projects it through. Daawat-e-Ishq idolizes a beautiful idea that the platter of love should be served free of cost without any thoughts of profit and loss. It is a light watch with a good ride of gastronomic delight!
Verdict: Gratify your stomach with the scrumptious food gala that the film serves you with!
Rating: ** and a half