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Daawat-E-Ishq Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, September 19, 2014 • Hindi ]
Daawat-E-Ishq Review
Yash Raj Films
Aditya Roy Kapur, Parineeti Chopra, Anupam Kher
Habib Faisal
Aditya Chopra
Sajid Wajid

What is it all about?

An indigestible yawnmencer (read romancer) where the food looks great (the kababas, biryanis, firni, sheer korma, gol gappas) making you hungry but the romance is undercooked making it an unpleasant exercise that offers no pleasure or surprise. This YRF latest helmed by the talented Habib Faisal starring Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapoor may find the audience searching for pillows by the end of this forgettable on screen slog - e - dish.

The Story

Writers Habib Faisal and Jyoti Kapoor indulge in the weirdest take on dowry in this flick. Abdul Qadir (Anupam Kher) is a court clerk, struggli8ng to get his daughter Gulrez (Parineeti Chopra) married. Unable to fulfill the demands of the boys greedy families, they decide to teach the greedy dowrywalas a lesson by sting operation to book the greediest suitor under the IPC section of 498A and exhort money  from them in out of court settlement so that daughter Gulrez can peruse her dreams to become a shoe designer in America. They zero down on Lucknow’s famous cook Tariq Haider (Adtiya Roy Kapur) and the rest is a joke on IPC section of 498A that even the best kebabas and biryani’s in the world couldn,t save this shahi dukhda.

What to look out for

The performance by Parineeti, Aditya and Anupam Kher is only the finger licking thing in this weird recipe. Parineeti  in her Hyderabadi accent is decent. Anupam Kher act is the best. Aditya impresses. Himman Dhamija cinematography is beautiful. Other technicalities are okay.

What not

This is iconic. The food in the film makes you hungry while the film continues to make you angry by such unconvincing sequences in the film. Agreed Dowry is a menace in our society and needs to be taken sternly but this way. The script is bland, feeble offering minimum guarantee of conviction. Faisal direction is so mediocre and friendly with this inconsistence script that makes you wonder whether the characters are TV channels and the writer director are remote control making them laugh, cry and angry without much explanation. The pace is tedious and boring like a never ending slog. Having minimum iota of realisms the execution over here is so fake like plastic corn flakes, leaving no room for those ‘foods’ in the film and food for thought if any in this ‘Qurbani’ of talents like Habib Faisal  in the ‘rasmalai’ and ‘halwa’ of resources YRF can offer as a producer.

Conclusion: Challenging the most generous to digest it, Daawat-E-Ishq is an overlong bore where the food in the film makes you hungry while the film makes you angry by its humdrum handling of romance, food and dowry.

Rating **

Rating: 0 / 5.0


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