Tiku Weds Sheru Movie Review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui & Avneet Kaur starrer is a painful snoozefest


    Tiku Weds Sheru

    The plot revolves around Tiku (Avneet Kaur) and Sheru (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), two individuals who share big dreams when it comes to Mumbai's Bollywood fraternity. How the duo soon hit a rude reality check and witness the horror that lies under the glitz forms the main crux of the story.

    Director :
    • Sai Kabir
    Cast :
    • Nawazuddin Siddiqui,
    • Avneet Kaur,
    • Zakir Hussain,
    • Vipin Sharma
    Genre :
    • Comedy/Romance
    Language :
    • Hindi
    Platform :
    • Amazon Prime Video
    Tiku Weds Sheru Movie Review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui & Avneet Kaur starrer is a painful snoozefest
    Updated : October 20, 2023 05:29 PM IST

    The Sai Kabir directorial Tiku Weds Sheru starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Avneet Kaur opens to a dingy but starry set-up of two individuals blinded by the city of dreams, especially Bollywood. How the duo comes together and gets a rude reality check of how there is a dark side to all the glitz of the film industry and its quick money forms the main crux of the plot. But alas, the shoddy execution, lazy writing, predictable plotlines, and overly satirical dialogues make this one a painful snoozefest even though its heart was in the right place.

    The plot revolves around Shiraz Khan Afghani aka Sheru (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and Tasleem Khan aka Tiku (Avneet Kaur) who meet via an arranged marriage set-up. While Sheru works as a small-time junior artist and a pimp for a local gangster dreaming to be a film producer someday, Tiku has only one wish list, of that to be a superstar. While Sheru falls head over heels in love with Tiku at first sight and finds her as a breath of fresh air in his life in Mumbai full of struggles and debt, she agrees to tie the knot with him for her own ulterior motives.

    Despite some hurdles thrown their way, true love blossoms between the lead pair as they start enjoying their marital bliss and quick wealth attained in an unscrupulous manner. But soon their passionate dreams and la-la land gets embroiled in a web of crime, exploitation, debts, and helplessness. The movie then revolves around how they eventually overcome these setbacks.

    The Sai Kabir directorial wanted to give a riveting message in the garb of some dark comedy and tongue-in-cheek humor. But the execution and writing are simply deplorable with the dialogues and screenplay looking straight out of a Savdhaan India or Crime Patrol episode. We do not get proper character development for Sheru and his tryst with struggles and all the shady business he’s been into. Nor is Tiku’s delusional and outright dumb decisions which land her in soup and allow her to exploit her husband emotionally strike a chord. How is Sheru ready to be a family man and let go of his criminally inclined job just after shooting with a baby? And God knows what is the jumbled-up plotline of the gangsters which do not act as any catalyst to take the storyline forward.

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui tries his level best to do justice to his character but for some reason, his performance lacks intensity and enthusiasm. Avneet Kaur does a fine job given Tiku Weds Sheru is her debut film but the poor script does not accentuate her performance in any manner. The most problematic aspect is the chemistry between the lead pair. Not only their age gap makes it borderline difficult to witness the romantic scenes between them but the emotional coordination and support between the characters are also lacking. Not to forget, Siddiqui looks extremely uncomfortable doing a dance number in drag which was a cringe-fest to behold.

    Kangana Ranaut tried to venture into something different for her maiden production endeavor but this was a huge miss. Given a better screenplay, writing, and execution as a whole, Tiku Weds Sheru could have been a better product. Give this one a miss for your own sanity.