Star Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Nargis Fakhri
Director: Ravi Jadhav
Riteish Deshmukh comes with a solo film after long and with Banjo, he even gets a new look. As the trailer had suggested, Banjo revolves around street musicians finding their worth and fighting for their share of fame.
Nargis Fakhri plays the character of Chris, who visits India in search of Banjo players to record songs with them. Her character is important to the story but unfortunately, her act cannot live upto it.
The story is extremely cliched and sadly moves quite far from the basic premiss of music. Several comical elements are added through dialogues that would make you chuckle.
A major problem is the huge run-time of the film. With over 137 minutes, the film beats around the bush too much, only to give us an ending we know from the word go.
There are ample of loopholes in the presentation too, especially silly stuff like the band performs at a club and during the song, we can see all four members dancing. (Hello! It was a live band show!).
Vishal-Shekhar’s music is high on beats and does make sure you’re left foot tapping in the theaters.
Overall, Banjo falters since it neither comes off as an out and out music affair nor does it become a entertaining drama. It drags and that’s its biggest problem.