Daawat-e-Ishq (transl. Feast of love) is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film directed by Habib Faisal, and produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films. It stars Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapur. The soundtrack was composed by Sajid–Wajid.
The film was released on 19 September 2014, to mostly positive reviews. The Hindu said Daawat-e-Ishq was a “potent recipe”, and Times of India gave it four stars out of five.
The film collected ₹12.7 crore (US$1.8 million) at the box office in its first week run.
Gulrez “Gullu” Qadir (Parineeti Chopra) lives in a lower-middle-class Hyderabadi mohalla and works at a mall as a shoe-sales girl with dreams of going to America.
She lives along with her father Abdul Qadir (Anupam Kher) who is looking for a suitable match for her but can’t afford to pay big dowry, which will only get her some uncouth crude fellow.
This doesn’t make Gullu lose her optimism and humour. In her quest to find her Mr. Universe, she falls in love with Amjad (Karan Wahi) and they decide to get married.
Things do not work out as Amjad’s parents ask for Rs. 80 lakhs in dowry. Enraged, Gullu plans to trap a dowry-hungry groom under IPC 498A (dowry act) and to recover lacs of money from him to fulfill her dream of going to America.