This Friday, we have two movies hitting the theatres and one of them includes Dawat-e-Ishq. The said movie is directed by Habib Faisal while the actors in the lead role include Aditya Roy Kapur, Parineeti Chopra, Karan Wahi and Anupam Kher. It is produced by Aditya Chopra (Yash Raj Films) while its music director is Sajid Wajid and the lyrics comes from Kausar Munir. For Karan Wahi, the known TV actor and presenter, this movie would be a special one, as he makes his debut in Bollywood with Dawaat-e-Ishq. The movie was supposed to be released this summer; however, it did witness a couple of changes in release dates, finally seeing the movie hitting on 19th September 2014.
Now, let us check its plot, you have a man called Gulrez Qadir alias Gullu played by Parineeti Chopra. She is a Hyderabadi sales girl at a shoe store, who is simply disillusioned with the emotion of love since she had several bad encounters with dowry seeking men and greedy people. On the other side, you have a man called Taru Haidar, played by Aditya Roy Kapur, he hails from Lucknow, who is known to spread the aroma of different nawabi cuisines and food. His competence to cook well can be judged to a fact that he has the magic in his hand, which can impress anyone and everyone with the taste he puts in his Biryani and irresistible Kebabs. Both these personalities are different to each other belonging to two different cultures. However, they encounter in the quest of the Hyderabadi lady wanting to find her Mr. Right whom she calls her Mister Universe when she enters the restaurant called Big Boss Hyderi Kebab. Their encounters with each other soon end up creating their own spicy love story that is portrayed wonderfully in the movie called Dawat-e-Ishq.
Now, let us have the gist of the performance of the lead characters discovered here. Let’s start with Parineeti Chopra (PC) in the character of a sales girl in Hyderabadi avatar. She is as usual chirpy and bubbly as always and oodles out her energy in anything she does in the movie. As she has worked with Habib Faisal, it was comfortable working with her making her performance speak on the silver screen. She seems good over the movie at least if you compare it with her debut movie Ishaqzaade. On the other side, you have Aditya Roy Kapur, who is an ace actor as far as his two hit movies are concerned. All though both of his earlier movies had similar kind of character, yet the difference you see here, as a Lucknowi Cook has been incredible. He seems doing justice to his character, which speaks about his dexterity and versatile nature. For people like Karan Wahi, it was really nice watching him over the silver screen doing really some justice to his debut character, while Anupam Kher was simply awesome as a typical Hyderabadi father of a young girl like PC.
Talking about the music the duo composers Sajid-Wajid and the lyricist Kausar Munir were successful enough to add the nineties soundtrack in this foodie movie. The singers have really put forth something tangible for the listeners, be it Shreya Ghosal, Sonu Nigam or even the singers like Sunidhi Chauhan and Javed Ali. The different songs and the music have been diverse and soothing backed by creativity of the duo directors. In nutshell, the music brings up the musical flavours of both the royal places of India- Lucknow and Hyderabad coming together in a single sweet package.
Last word – Dawat-E-Ishq
Let us not forget the Yash Raj Film elements, which is visible in almost all their movies. This is nothing but the love and romance elements, for which the production house is known for. The movie comes with typical Bollywood romance and love tadka, with different shades of spice evident in kitchen perfectly interwoven in a beautiful romantic B Town movie. Thanks to Aditya Chopra who is been known to put these elements with perfection unlike his late father. Above all, the soothing music, incredible soundtrack, backed by incredible overseas locations of Switzerland and Spain simply would mesmerize the audience. The movie is backed with different script of love and romance and thus could be called as a watchable one. With favorable cast discovered in the movie, it is likely to attract a wide audience thus doing good business over the box office. Considering so many elements, we can give the rating of 3.5.