Banjo is the latest musical drama Bollywood film directed by Ravi Jadhav, written by Kapil Sawant, Nikhil Mehrotra, and Ravi Jadhav. Krishika Lulla produces the film under Eros International banner. Banjo is a music instrument; Vishal and Shekhar compose the music for the film. The film released worldwide today 23rd September 2016.
- Riteish Deshmukh as Taraat
- Nargis Fakhri as Christina
- Dharmesh Yelande
Banjo 2016: Story Plot
The story of Banjo is about a slum boy Taraat who is a banjo instrument player and play amazing music in the local festive celebrations. Christina, a foreign citizen, wants to bring his group for a music show and so land in Mumbai’s Dharavi where she knows that there live great banjo players. There she meets Taraat who introduces himself as a guide for guiding her through the Dharavi area. Finally, she comes to know that the guide himself is the famous banjo player. And then the film continues to show how they clear all the hurdles in their way and get fame and success for their music.
Critics seem to be disappointed with the movie especially with Riteish’s performance here are their reviews.
Review by Rohit of Hindustan Times he gave this film 3 out of 5, “A good musical drama suddenly changes into an average formula tale of a hero with a golden heart, villains who can consider a sudden change of mind, a heroine with a knack for dancing and stretched dialogue-baazi. This loosens the noose that was so intelligently set. The second half keeps dragging for no apparent reasons. At one point, you even feel like watching another film in the ABCD franchise. Thankfully, Jadhav realizes it in time, and resorts again to the underdog story.”
Review By Manjusha Site of GulfNews gave 1.5 out of 5 and said “Banjo, led by Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri, seems to be grappling with an identity crisis. Should it be, a formulaic action drama or a feel-good drama about underprivileged musicians living in Mumbai slums seems to be the debate raging in director Ravi Jadhav’s head. While Banjo should ideally have been a showcase for Deshmukh to flex his acting muscles in a solo hero project, this film struck all the wrong notes for me.”
Finally, it seems to be a boring musical film which has nothing much to show and entertain. It is a plain simple and predictable plot. The actor Riteish Deshmukh could not give his best shot for the film whereas Dharmesh was a good support actor and proved his acting. Overall if you are a music lover and a Mumbaikar you would maybe like to watch. Click here for more Hollywood and Bollywood film reviews and movie updates.