Daawat-e-ishq (U)
19/Sep/2014 Comedy, Drama 123mins

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Mouthwatering Biryani sans flavor

Yash Raj films� is a big budget trusted brand providing you no-nonsense and reasonable romantic entertainment. Except for the flawless performances of Aditya Roy Kapur, Parineeti Chopra and Anupam Kher, the movie does not offer you anything interesting. The climax though predictable is abrupt, flat ...(more)

Source: Anant Vernerkar, MovieCrow


Daawat-e-Ishq from slipping into total futility.

The two have nothing in common. Gulrez is an English-speaking MBA. Tariq is a high school dropout who is good only at rustling up the greatest biryani in town. Yet she agrees to spend three days with him so that the twosome can get to know each other before they exchange nuptial vows. Daawat-...(more)

Source: Saibal Chatterjee , NDTV Movies


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. When the story doesn�t work, nothing about the film can work, not even the performances. The film doesn�t even rise up to be a passable watch. It is a...(more)

Source: Mohar Basu, Koimoi


Daawat-e-Ishq is a delicious invite you shouldn't say no to

The screenplay of DEI follows the traditional Mumbaiyya path, which means it�s linear and classic in nature. The first twist of the story takes place at 20 minutes into the film, while the second happens at 20 minutes before the climax. But, DEI is not just about following the set pattern. It�s refr...(more)

Source: Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times


Aditya, Parineeti�s film is an unpalatable snoozefest

The story of a bright-eyed Hyderabadi �potti� and a strapping Lucknowi lad (I would use a better alliteration here, but will desist) swilling biryani and kabab and phirni should be, by all rights, popping with flavour. But �Daawat-e-Ishq� is so depressingly bland that you wonder who cooked this one...(more)

Source: Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express


Go for this Daawat

Parineeti and Aditya are awesome in this film. Parineeti is convincing as always and Aditya makes Tariq adorable. You can't help but feel bad when he is betrayed. Both the actors have got the diction from Lucknow and Hyderabad just right. And above all the two share great chemistry together. Anupam ...(more)

Source: Rohit Khilnani , India Today


Daawat-E-Ishq's best ingredient is charm!

No longer self-conscious, tepid or droopy, the man shines as the robust Tariq. On the surface, everything about his look screams garish flamboyance that�s aimed to put off but the rom-com relies on him to articulate a sincerity that will blur the kitsch and render him likeable, even attractive. S...(more)

Source: Sukanya Verma., Rediff.com


Statutory Warning: Do not watch this film on an empty stomach, lest the growling belly overpowers the sweet of this gastronomic love affair.

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 d...(more)

Source: Madhureeta Mukherjee,, Times Of India

BO Report World Wide

Country 2nd Weekend 3rd Weekend Life Time Collection Opening Day Opening Weekend
USA ($) 109856.00 19090.00 --- --- 180520.00
Malaysia (MYR) 19701.00 --- --- --- 23339.00
Australia (A$) 28389.00 5968.00 --- --- 30589.00
India (Rs) --- --- 242000000.00 37500000.00 136000000.00

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “"Daawat-e-Ishq" ” Kausar Munir Javed Ali, Sunidhi Chauhan Listen
2 “Mannat" ” Kausar Munir Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Keerthi Sagathia Listen
3 “"Rangreli" ” Kausar Munir Wajid, Shreya Ghoshal Listen
4 “"Shayarana" ” Kausar Munir Shalmali Kholgade Listen
5 “"Jaadu Tone Waaliyan" ” Kausar Munir Shabab Sabri Listen
6 “Jukebox” Listen