Release Date : Sep 05, 2014
Artists (Cast) : Aditya Roy Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Anupam Kher, Karan Wahi
Producer: Yash Raj Films
Director: Habib Faisal
Meet the Indian spicy couple from the Indian hubs of culture Gulrez (Parineeti Chopra) from Hyderabad and Tariq (Aditya Roy Kapur) from Lucknow in a love story straight from Yash Raj Films’ kitchen, where Love takes in all the flavors- Sweet, Spicy and Bitter!! This movie is a perfect package of romance,Indian culture and the delicious cuisine. Daawat-e-Ishq not only introduces the brand new never seen dashing couple of Aditya Roy Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra but also heeds Sajid-Wajid composing their first ever Yash Raj venture. Its obvious music enthusiasts are snoopy to know what is in stock for them from this out of the ordinary merger.
Daawat-e-Ishq’s songs have been penned by Kausar Munir while vocalists on the soundtrack include Javed Ali , Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Wajid and , Shalmali Kholgade. The title track is an energetic and catchy song which is a blend of qawaali and electronica sung by Javed Ali and Sunidhi Chauhan. The song is a well written conversation & the singers have validated it well. Kausar Munir’s expert grasp of Urdu is only outstripped by his impressive esculent aspersion. In all, it’s a energitic start to the soundtrack.
Mannat, sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam has two versions, both have their own plea. The musical alignment of the song is incredibly done. Both the singers have taken this song to a whole new level. The song has a sense of belongingness & a strong urge to be with the lover. It takes you to a new dimension of music.
Rangreli, is a disappointment which sounds aged and outdated. The dhol beat baraati-brass gets dull and old quickly and the lyrics are not effective either. Shreya and Wajid do deliver enthusiastic execution but overly this track is mediocre fare.
Shayarana comes as a savior in the shining armor as a rock-ballad-cum-qawaali sung by Shalmali Kholgade. This sound track is a girlie, jazzy and a peppy number and Shalmali performs that elegantly.
Jaadu Tone Waaliyan, sung by Shabab Sabri is next on our list. This track is also a bit dull and out dated, loud but doesn’t really hit a nerve. It has got the Rahat Fateh Ali Khan kind of a impression in it. The lyricist has done an incredible jo . This album definitely deserves a thumbs up for its recreation of music and the experimenting blend of qaawali and rock. The songs are not that great but they are very well made and fresh as per the feel and look of the film, they fit in well.
In summary, Daawat-e-Ishq is possibly the most disappointing soundtrack from the house of Yash Raj. The tracks suffer from a serious case of dullness, outdated-ness and mediocrity yet Kudos to the bold experimenting of two different forms of music-Qaawali and western. All the best to the Daawat-e-Ishq team and we hope the film fares better.