First Look & Theatrical Trailer: 'Daawat E Ishq'
This is Aditya Roy Kapur’s first release since last year's blockbuster Aashiqui 2, where he finally got to prove his mettle as a solo leading star. Naturally, the expectations of him are higher this time round but he has able support from Parineeti Chopra, who seems to be on a roll and is notching up one hit after another (Shudh Desi Romance, Hasee Toh Phasee, both charming films in their own right), and has more than proved her salt as an actress.
Daawat E Ishq, is unsurprisingly, a love story set in Lucknow and Hyderabad revolving around Aditya's character, Tariq, who makes inroads into Gulrez's (Parineeti) heart by impressing her with his culinary skills.
The reason I'm a little excited about Daawat E Ishq is that it's directed Habib Faisal and I quite liked his work in both Ishaqzaade and Do Dooni Char, and I've been super impressed with the work all these polished newcomers have been doing of late (Arjun, Varun, Parineeti, Alia, Sidharth and the like).
The trailer which launched today, 7 July 2014, looks interesting — while Parineeti seems to be back in her 'chirpy' avatar, which quite frankly is beginning to get a little stale, it's Aditya, who I'm looking forward to seeing this time round. As the cocksure chef, I reckon this one's going to be his show all the way!
A deliciously romantic coming together of Gulrez “Gullu” Qadir (Parineeti Chopra) a Hyderabadi shoe-sales girl disillusioned with love because of her encounters with dowry-seeking men; and Tariq “Taru” Haidar (Aditya Roy Kapur) a Lucknawi cook who can charm anybody with the aroma and flavours of his biryani and kebabs.
In the clash of diametrically opposite but equally spicy cultures of Hyderabad and Lucknow, Gullu and Taru arrive at a “tuning-setting”, rewrite traditional recipes of love, crush old-fashioned world views and make their own masaledaar albeli rangreli pichchar... Daawat-e-Ishq!
Produced by Aditya Chopra, the film is written and directed by Habib Faisal, has music by Sajid-Wajid and lyrics by Kausar Munir.
What Aditya and Parineeti (with able support from veteran Anupam Kher) cook up for us we'll find out come September.
Are you looking forward to Daawat E Ishq?