Banjo film Review: Riteish and Nargis fails to convince audience
Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Nargis Fakhri, Dharmesh
Direction: Ravi JadhavDuration: 2 hours 18 minutes
Duration: 2 hours 18 minutes
Genre : Musical
Banjo film Review: Riteish and Nargis fails to convince audience :- The much awaited musical film of this year, Banjo featuring Nargis Fakhri and Riteish Deskhmukh has finally hit the theatres today. Story of the film is about maverick musicians from the Mumbai it has the potential to inspire you, but at end it will leave you perplexed and tired.
Though the director Ravi Jadhav, who has some outstanding Marathi Films in his name has done a fabulous job, but the lead actors were unconvincing and were not able to deliver their best.
Jadhav has perfectly captured the pulse of Mumbai and city’s buzzing chawl culture in Banjo with endearing simplicity. Music could have been better though but you will surely enjoy the energetic track, Bappa Morya.
Banjo is led by Fakhri and Riteish, and it seems both of them are grappling with identity crisis in the film. Ms. Fakhri plays Chris, a DJ from New York and Deshmukh, plays Tarat, who is a modern superhero and apart from it, he is a creative genius when it comes to Banjo, the musical instrument which is often forgotten by most of us.
Deshmukh’s comic timings were brilliant but he was bit uncomfortable in the romantic sequels.
The film left me exhausted in the second half, Nargis’s heavily –accented Hindi and Deshmukh’s uncomfortable romantic scenes will force you to rush to the snack corner to get more energy to watch rest of the movie.
Even to make matters worse, there is a villain also, who will teach that woman’s No means Yes.
Riteish could have been much better. Dharmesh did a good job in the supporting role but Ms. Fakhri was thoroughly unconvincing. Well we rate the film 2.5 stars.
So if you have no plans this weekend, Banjo could be an option.