Thank God it’s Friday — unless you’re in a movie theater, watching Tuesdays & Fridays, featuring a couple who don’t seem to care about their schedules any more than the movie does. Varun (Anmol Thakeria Dhillon) is afraid to commit, so Sia (Jhataleka Malhotra) suggests that they date on specific days of the week. Varun inquires as she prepares to leave, “How about Sundays?” Sia replies, “No.” “It’s Tuesdays and Fridays.”
Varun is a novelist, but he doesn’t write too much. In reality, he doesn’t read at all. He waxes lyrical about a dying bookstore, but he doesn’t buy anything. Sia is the kind of lawyer that can help with complicated dating situations. “I added an escape clause,” she happily tells a friend, adding that she and Varun are now free to walk away from their contract. Do what you love, as the Bollywood adage goes. Here’s a couple that doesn’t do anything other than love each other.
Taranveer Singh, who also wrote and directed the film, is hesitant to state his goals: Relationships that aren’t closed? Is it possible to date on the go? Varun isn’t one for the long game: “I have a seven-week rule,” he says, after which he quits. Sia, on the other hand, needs more certainty; she likes Varun but won’t put a “expiration date” on her heart. As a result, her biweekly schedule is a ruse to please both.