Banjo
A tribute to Mumbai, a tribute to melody.
2D

Banjo

Hindi
DramaMusical
23 Sep, 2016
2 hrs 18 mins
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SYNOPSIS
Upon listening to the unique beats of a Mumbai-based part-time band, DJ Chris travels to Mumbai all the way from New York in search of them to collaborate with them.

A New York-based DJ travels all the way to Mumbai in search of part-time Banjo players so as to collaborate with them and perform at a music festival.

A bunch of four local part-time musicians collaborates with a New York-based DJ in their quest to earn fame, money, and respect.
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Verdict: A paisa-wasool musical with a desi tadka. It has been a long time since a dream sequence was shot anywhere other than the snowy mountains of Switzerland, roads of Las Vegas or the Black Beach where you could see a deserted plane. But this film is going to refresh your memories with locations that []... ...Read full review
Director Ravi Jadhav, who has some outstanding Marathi films to his name (like Natarang), captures the pulse of Mumbai and the city`s buzzing chawl culture in Banjo with simplicity and a dash of humour. His characters exude the quintessential middle-class values, which are bound to resonate with many. The underprivileged are not conditioned to dream big, so even their wishes are realistic. One of the characters innocently asks a waiter at a posh club, if he could take some champagne home for his father. Though commercial in approach, Jadhav keeps things unpretentious and thus relatable. ...Read full review
Most Bollywood heroes prefer Switzerland or New Zealand or similar scenic locations for dream sequences, but Nand Kishor alias Tarrat Bhai (Riteish Deshmukh) isnt one of them. He likes to sweep the Mumbai streets with his beloved even in a beautifully planned and executed dream song. After all, this is what he has seen. ...Read full review
Somewhere inside Banjo is a sweet, spirited film about a band of slumdog musicians. You can see it in the innovative way in which director Ravi Jadhav sets up the band members. Theres Paper. Hes called that because he delivers newspapers but he also spends several hours of his day fetching water for his family. So Papers grandest dream is a water tanker parked outside his shanty. Grease, spends all day, covered in car oil and dirt he fantasizes about a white home, white clothes and even a white watch. And then theres Baaja, who only wants to get on an airplane so he can push a button and have an airhostess ask, how can I help you. These guys put a smile on your face. I was hooked instantly. ...Read full review
Banjo makes a winsome start but takes an awfully tedious route to achieve its happily ever after, feels Sukanya Verma. ...Read full review

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