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Daawat-E-Ishq Rating: 2.55/5

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Daawat-E-Ishq Hindi Movie Review

Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN

Daawat-e-Ishq coasts along comfortably until intermission, then comes undone when multiple twists in the second half require complete sacrifice of logic. The humor dries up fast, and even at a running time of 2 hours, the film feels overlong. I’m going with 2 out of 5. What started off promisingly is never fully exploited. Shame.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Srijana Mitra Das Site:Times Of India (TOI)

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.This one won’t fill your hungry hearts, but one serving (not too bland, not too spicy) isn’t too bad for your appetite.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff

Daawat-E-Ishq is a breezy exercise aiming to bring forth the evils of dowry — responsible for the despair of countless woman in the country even after being declared as a criminal offence since 1961 — without going the harsh or soppy route. Daawat-E-Ishq makes up for many of its cinematic imperfections and half-baked explorations with infectious charm, platefuls of it.Implausible but take it with a pinch of salt.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Hungama Network Site:Bollywood Hungama

DAAWAT-E-ISHQ, which has been directed and written by Habib Faisal fails to live upto the standards of a YRF film. This film, despite dealing with a sensitive issue and a strong social message, loses its track gradually as the film progress. While the film has a comparatively engaging first half, it stumbles in the dragging second half. Plus, the slow pace of the film doubles up as a villain in the film’s progress.On the whole, the plot of DAAWAT-E-ISHQ does have a good social message relevant to today’s times, however, wrong marketing and slow pace of the film leaves the audience a bit disappointed.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Filmcompanion
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV

 Daawat-e-Ishq is a smorgasbord of conflicting genres that do not mix particularly well. The film kicks off in the manner of a social drama, turns into a mild crime caper, then takes on the dimensions of a culture clash comedy, and finally winds up like a love story with a happy ending.It might not be the grand feast that it promises to be, but some its flavours are alluring enough for the film to be a reasonably appetizing one-time watch.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express

Daawat-e-Ishq’ is so annoyingly bland that you wonder who cooked this one up, and for whom? As Gullu’s straight-laced but loving father, Anupam Kher gives the film its only moments of honesty. The rest is an unpalatable snoozefest. One and a half stars.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Rohit Khilnani Site:Headlines Today

Filmmaker Habib Faisal managed to get all the right ingredients in Daawat E Ishq. Casting tops that list. Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Roy Kapoor along with Anupam Kher ensure you are glued to the screen and entertained as well. Daawat-e-Ishq may not be a perfect film but it’s an adorable love story and the two young actors make it paisa vasool. Go for it because the taste is just right!

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi

Daawat-e-Ishq is a disappointing recipe of love. Quite like its story, the film thugs you into believing it’s all about lofty, delicious, gourmet cinema. Sadly it’s none of those and not even close. It is an excruciating bore lacking the fundamental thrill factor. Predictable and mediocre, Daawat-E-Ishq is the not a film Aditya, Parineeti and mostly Habib Faisal can pass for posterity.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Lokesh Dharmani Site:Masala

The plot of the film is as half-baked and unconvincing as its treatment. Long queues of suitors at a hotel in Lucknow, the unabashed demands of greedy families, the whole camera set up for a sting operation and the fact that ladka-ladki should spend three days together to know each other and give the viewers a free hop-on hop-off Lucknow darshan in Tariq’s red Impala look too forced and feeble.

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    Not-so-regular! Not-so-surprising! Strictly Enjoyable! [2.5/5]

    Boy follows the girl for a week or so. Girl waits for him to propose. And finally, it happens. A month later when both the actual parties in business [Marriage as they call it socially] meet in a restaurant to discuss further nitty gritties, the only reaction boy in love could come up with on his parent’s demand for dowry is, “My education in abroad needs only 60 lakhs. Why are you asking for 80 then?”…and you see a big banner being unveiled in the background that reads, “Sale 70% off”. That’s one aspect of this ethically corrupted-practically accepted malpractice we aren’t much vocal about recently. But there has to be the other side of the coin. This one too has its own.

    The girl rejected countless proposals now has a wicked and impish plan to teach all the ‘dowry demanding sharks’. Weapon is the anti-dowry Law Section 498a of Indian Penal Code. Change your identity. Locate a well off dowry-starved party. Record all the proceedings of the verbal trade about the deal, get married and blackmail the parent for an out-of-court settlement with heavy money in exchange. Simple from the word go but then enters the spoiler. True love! What a filmy plot! Isn’t it? Do not dare you ask me what happens next.

    Habib Faisal’s DAAWAT-E-ISHQ definitely has a delicious mix of new & age-old authentic flavors to lure his viewers but incidentally it is a half-cooked, strictly average dish you would not prefer to spend your special evenings with. Story by Faisal himself smells quite alike in nature at various fronts with similarly plotted LADIES Vs RICKY BAHL (Known for being Parineeti’s debut vehicle; Faisal was one of the co-writers), but the screenplay, dialogues and the characters more than performances are worth mentioning as they do a lot of damage control here.

    Parineeti Chopra as the carefree & convinced Gulrez Qadir is energetic yet enigmatic as always. She shines like a fine cut diamond in most parts where playing the original character but the moment she slips into her another ‘fake’ character in the film, her charisma gets lessen and lighten by the overtly done character-sketch. Too shiny, too bright-eyed to be believable! Anupam Kher apparently is more into the character without being loud, his common setback with the most portrayals! Aditya Roy Kapoor looks every part of a Lucknow based restaurentier. His flirtatious presence on screen brings sheer energy in the plot. I wish he had given more room to show the emotional side of his character. TV heartthrob Karan Wahi makes his debut and does full justice to his extended special appearance.

    DAAWAT-E-ISHQ scores big with the dialect and the dialogues! The vernacular touch of Hyderabadi Dakhini and the ‘shaayrana’ Lucknowi is very well achieved. When was the last time you met someone from Lucknow calling it ‘Nakhlau’? I know, it’s not in expected practice anymore but still. And then, the all known & loved authentic Mughlai dishes forcing and enticing you to rush towards the nearest and locally famous Biryani & Kebab vendors.

    At the end, Habib faisal does dare to put some soul in the plot by raising a social issue we have been insensitive about for a long time now. Hope if he could have restricted himself from being tempted to filmy formulas of a happy-ending love-story. At best, it is one of those buffets that send you back home with an enjoyable break from regular dinner at home but will not keep you entirely-full or fully-pleased till you get anything better to overcome it. Strictly Enjoyable! [2.5/5]

  2. Daawat E Ishq is like that cake which looks real sumptuous garnished with walnut & other toppings but when you savor it, it turns out to be half baked, making you relish only the toppings. The film kicks off in the manner of a social drama, turns into a mild crime caper, then takes on the dimensions of a culture clash comedy, and finally winds up like a love story with a happy ending. For detailed review, please visit http://rohitmoviereview.blogspot.in/

  3. This is a good movie, with a social message, acting by Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapoor is awesome. I watched this movie after reading reviews by movietalkr's .


  4. Yeh parineeti Chopra mein Sirf Naak ke sivaay kuch nahin dikhta aisa lagta hai poori body mein sirf Naak hi diya hai,Aur Adiyta Roy Neend mein se chalkar aayo ho hamesha aisa hi lagta hain ,is movie mein iski hairstyle se paagal saand lag raha hai

  5. Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra have been amongst the list of the starts who have tasted the joy of success very recently. Plus, to be casted in a Yash Raj film is almost every actor’s dream in Bollywood. Habib Faisal’s ‘Daawat-e-Ishq , produced by Yash Raj films(YRF), drives you in the world of two such love birds who, as the same suggests, are fond of the good food as well.

    Gulrez (Parineeti Chopra) lives in Hyderabad with her father, Abdul Qadir (Anupam Kher). Abdul is looking for a groom for his well-qualified daughter Gulrez, but the father and daughter always get disappointed when the prospective in laws demand too much dowry. Frustrated and humiliated by such behavior of people, Gulrez decides to teach a lesson to such ‘dowry seeking families’. She plans to con a rich groom and demand the alimony with respect to section 498 (A) of the Indian law.
    And there is when she meets Taariq Haider (Aditya Roy Kapur), owner of a very famous restaurant in Lucknow. What happens then?

    Despite of a good concept, Daawat-e-Ishq has its own flaws. The film never lives up to your expectations. Some scenes are totally unbelievable, especially the one in the climax when Taariq straightaway forgives Gulrez for all the sins she had committed, typical Bollywood logic.
    I was so excited when the first look and trailer of the film were revealed but unfortunately was disappointed to see the final product.

    Aditya Roy Kapur does a decent job; thankfully we don’t see him with alcohol this time. Parineeti Chopra could have acted better. Anupam Kher is terrific.
    The music is below average, except the title track sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Javed Ali.

    The only good thing about Daawat-e-Ishq is the social message it leaves you with. I was definitely expecting a lot more when they had the word ‘Daawat’ (treat) in their title.

    Rating- 2/5

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  6. this movie is daawat-e-sh*t

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