Daawat-E-Ishq (2014)

Hindi Comedy, Drama
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Total Reviews: 36
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Review Summary: An assorted Thali of fun and disappointment!

Average Critic Rating: (2.80)
Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur , Parineeti Chopra , Anupam Kher
Director: Habib Faisal
Release Date: 19 Sep 2014
Est. Budget: 36.1 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 25.8 CR

Plot: Lucknow loving chef, Tariq Haidar has no enemies because everybody loves his cooking and he loves to feed. He runs Haidari Kabab, the best Lucknawi restaurant which was established in 1899. When Taru flunked his twelfth class exams, he was not one bit perturbed because he had already gotten admission Read more

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First things first, the film is nowhere as exotic as its title. We've all been to buffets where the food looks more enticing than it tastes; this is the cinematic version of that. Apart from that, the film is unclear on its own take on the issues it touch
Sonia Chopra, Sify
None of the actors can rise above the muddled script. They are serving a story that derails early and never gets back on track
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times
The mouth-watering kebabs and biryanis that the characters are shown wolfing down at every given opportunity serve to invoke hunger pangs rather than pique our curiosity about where this story is taking us
Habib FaisalTexture is everything, and writer-director Habib Faisal is in on that secret. From the car-purchasing ambition of a middle-class school teacher’s family in Do Dooni Chaar, to the rapidly expanding business plans of a pair of hardworking Janakp
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Daawat-e-Ishq review: Aditya, Parineeti’s film is an unpalatable snoozefest
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Good cooking can't save a bad recipe
Rachit Gupta, Filmfare
I'm going with 2 out of 5. What started off promisingly is never fully exploited. Shame.
Even though its not completely the foodie feast the title suggests, Daawat-E-Ishq is a breezy exercise, feels Sukanya Verma.Daawat-E-Ishq is like an exuberant menu of a newly opened restaurant that’s eager to please with its spread of scrumptious offering
Sukanya Verma, REDIFF
I find it refreshing that even though Gullu falls for Taru’s tasty treats and his smoky eyes, she stays focused on her plan
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India
Predictable and mediocre, Daawat-E-Ishq is the not a film Aditya, Parineeti and mostly Habib Faisal can pass for posterity
Mohar Basu, Koi Moi

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Daawat-E-Ishq - All Reviews

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!
Rohit Khilnani, India Today
Deepti Kanojia, Rate Movies Here
The con movies need a point of intersection of sorts where story takes a turn and audience's expectations rotates full 180 degree
Abhishek Bhardwaj, Rate Movies Here
Gulrez (Parineeti Chopra) lives with her father Abdul Qadir (Anupam Kher) in Hyderabad. Besides being a student, she works as a sales girl in a footwear store to help her father who works as a clerk in a court and receives a monthly salary of Rs. 30,000
Anish Mohanty, Planet Bollywood
High on acting but predictabe
Prateek Sur, Bollywood Life
Daawat-e-Ishq is a bit overcooked
Vinayak Chakravorty, India Today
DAAWAT-E-ISHQ does have a good social message relevant to today's times, however, wrong marketing...
Bollywood Hungama
He has an eye for detail, keeps it real and brings to the screen the India we seldom see in our cinema. That is Habib Faisal for you. His latest outing promised to be a tale driven by the creative cuisines of our fine nation. However what starts of as a p
Prathna Tiwari, Bolly Spice
Could have been more tastier
Bharat Student
After the actors took to promoting their film through a Food Yatra around the country we were certain that food plays a major role in the film.
Bollywood Life
That writer-director Habib Faisal is talented, a keen connoisseur of small-town flavour and middle-class mayhem (Band Baaja Baarat), an observer of charming idiosyncrasies (Do Dooni Chaar), is beyond doubt
Rahul Desai, Mumbai Mirror
गुल्लू एक फुटवियर शोरूम में सेल्सगर्ल की नौकरी करती है और उसका सपना है कि वह अमेरिका जाकर शू डिजाइनिंग की..
A potent recipe
Anuj Kumar, The Hindu
The intention of director Habib Faisal is noble, but the route he has taken is long and boring
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Parineeti Chopra shines but 'Daawat-e-Ishq' drags on without clarity
Sarita A Tanwar, DNA India
The talented Habib Faisal is back to give his fans a film based on food and love in the form of Daawat-e-Ishq. Starring Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Roy Kapur and Anupam Kher in key roles, the film hits the theaters today and so let’s what this film has on of
Neha Prashar Gupta, Bollywood 3
Garnished with love, fun, colorful settings and impressive performances, chef Habib prepares a grand fiesta – Daawat-e-Ishq . And if a sweet love story is your cup of tea, then don’t miss this treat.
Teena Elizabeth, BookMyShow
Daawat-e-Ishq has been billed up as a love story revolving around food according to the trailers and even with the promotional activities being centered around a food yatra. The film is produced by Yash Raj Films and stars their favourite Parineeti Chopra
Though it fails to create an impact around its central theme, Daawat-E-Ishq is fairly entertaining.
Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running
Aditya Roy Kapoor will surprise you with his easy manners and understanding of script in his latest release. He is good, probably the best of the lot. Daawat-e-ishq is not a film to miss this weekend.
This one won't fill your hungry hearts, but one serving (not too bland, not too spicy) isn't too bad for your appetite.
Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India
Parineeti shines in a movie that will find many fans among men's rights activists
Deepanjana Pal, First Post
For a movie that is supposedly about food, there is surprisingly little of it on screen.
Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters India
The Habib Faisal directed ‘Daawat-E-Ishq’, is a comedy drama in which food plays an important role. It was released in theaters last Friday 19th September. The lead actors Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapur have been promoting the film for months now.
Bollywood Mantra
The scourge of dowry deaths is a reality in our society, and so is the misuse of 498A. Is one the reason behind the other and vice versa?
Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times
Worth a watch!