Riteish’s Banjo starring Riteish Deshmukh, Nargis Fakhri

Running Time : 02:17 mins(137 minutes)

Directed by Ravi Jadhav

Bollywood: Banjo is an Indian Hindi language movie starring Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri in lead roles. The movie is directed by Ravi Jadhav who previously directed 12 Marathi language films and is making a directorial debut in Bollywood through ‘Banjo’. Banjo is a street traditional musical instrument that is used to produce street beats and an instrument often forgotten by the masses. Produced by Kirshika Lulla, Banjo speaks of the street music that was being declined in modern day music and a Banjo band, that wins a western music competition with street beats.

Banjo Review (2016) :

Ravi Jadhav announced his project ‘Banjo’ and roped in Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri for the project. The first looks of the film gave the audience something new to expect as Riteish was seen in a sluggish avatar and as the leading band member of his Banjo playing group. Riteish’s new look went to be the talk of the town and the hype for the movie slowly increases as the filmmakers started releasing Official teasers, trailers and songs of the movie. The latest video song released ‘Banjo party song’ was a youtube viral hit and other songs from the movie went well with the audience. As the hype was good among the moviegoers for the film, let’s see if it stands up to the expectations.

Story :

Riteish Deshmukh is a very daring and playful youth who lives in the slums of Mumbai. Being an expert in Banjo, he becomes the leading artist of a Banjo group who play for local festivals. Nargis Fakhri plays the role of an International Dj, who comes searching for new music in Mumbai. She stumbles across this band members who help her win an International DJ competition by mixing fusion beats of local music and EDM.

The above story is what the movie tried to potray, but trust me, the movie is not as interesting as it sounds.


  • Nargis Fakhri being hot
  • Music
  • Cinematography
  • Banjo beats


  • Acting of both the main leads
  • No intentions of making the movie meaningful
  • Boring villain with few double meaning dialogues
  • Pace and screenplay
  • Weak direction

Banjo Rating – 2/5

Final verdict, Live updates, Reviews and public talk from USA, UK, UAE :

Banjo is a very weakly made film that neither highlights the problems that Banjo artists face while trying to survive in modern music era not it makes a good musical drama that has the tones of underdogs winning a music competition. The film blatantly shifts away from it’s main theme and often distracts into humor that irritates the audience. The movie is slow with little/not much story progression going on and one waits for the movie to end. Banjo is a very serious opportunity wasted in an attempt to make a commercial music entertainer that clearly failed to impress.

Tagline : ‘Banjo is ‘Happy New year’ being a musical with poor men and a hot girl’

Should you watch it?

Err, it’s better if you don’t.

Hit or Flop?

A critic and Box Office failure.

Watch Banjo Full trailer here :


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