Daawat-e-Ishq is more or less like a dish that is not restaurant standards but a yummy treat to have at home.
Quite a masaledaar yummy movie that is a good one time watch but not so great that it would be the biggest blockbuster movie of the year. But Habib's direction, and the spicy tale definitely deserves to be watched.
Gastronomic love stories are a rarity in Bollywood and ‘Daawat-e Ishq’ is one of those rare films on the subject. Starring Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapoor ‘Daawat-e Ishq’ serve a tempting recipe of love, crush, and romance.
Donning the director’s hat Habib Faisal has seasoned the film with ingredients of love and has served to its audience a romantic saga revolving around food.
More masala-heavy bhelpuri than saffron-tinged biryani, Daawat-e-Ishq is a smorgasbord of conflicting genres that do not mix particularly well.
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.
To start with, the title of the film DAAWAT-E-ISHQ is misleading, as the film is about dowry system and not about food and delicacies as the film's title and promotions indicate.
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.