Daawat-e-Ishq is the equivalent of an elaborate meal that begins with a mouth-watering appetiser but slowly loses flavour, aroma and deliciousness, so that by the time you reach dessert, you are exhausted, disappointed and badly in need of fresh air.
None of the actors can rise above the muddled script. They are serving a story that derails early and never gets back on track.
Writer-director Habib Faisal begins beautifully. We meet Gulrez, played by Parineeti Chopra. She is a gold medallist and basketball champion who can’t find a husband because her father, a clerk two years away from retirement, can’t afford the dowry being demanded by any half-decent groom.
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