Banjo, a much awaited movie, promotes the image of street musicians and their talent. The review posted by Times of India says that Banjo ‘hits the right notes’ and is ‘out-of-the-box.’

The story is that a few Banjo players led by the their leader, Tarat, played by Riteish Deshmukh, is approached by American singer Chris, played by Nargis Fakhri, who hopes to take their music international. But, since Tarat and his mates are from a low background status, how will they match up to her image?

Image Source:

The review says that the director, Ravi Jadhav has captured the culture of Mumbai with simplicity. The movie is said to be unpretentious and the characters too, seem to have a middle class quality with simple dreams that makes them relatable.

The story is too simple, says the review, but the execution and performances are touching. Not much praise is given to the music, and the second half is said to be a letdown. Nargis is said to have overdone the American accent that she is required to play.

Most praise is given to the lead actor, Ritesh, who has apparently broken away from his ‘usual multi-starrers’ and plays a realistic lead character with the right amount of authenticity for his role. His character is a big hearted, ‘brash yet vulnerable’ character. The film’s cinematography is said to be splendid, according to the review.

The review concludes by saying that, for a common middle class working person of Mumbai, that they would be able to relate with the movie.

Worth a watch, maybe?

Read the full review here: