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Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri's musical drama is a confused film!
Banjo would have been a really good entertainer, if the film had stuck to what the title had promised, instead of straying to other subplots. If you are a Mumbaikar then this is a one time watch for you(more)
Source: Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
If you are familiar with Mumbai's working-class neighbourhoods, where the hearts of the poor are bigger than the pay packages of those residing in the mushrooming high-rises, you'll be able to notice the beauty of Banjo. It also makes you respect the street musicians a little more.(more)
Source: Renuka Vyavahare, Times Of India
BANJO's promos beautifully mirrored the lives of street musicians, the film elaborates the same in totality.
The film successfully manages to establish the quirky characters of Taraat and his band members. The life and lifestyle of the slum dwellers have been convincingly portrayed in the film. The film's dialogues (Kapil Sawant, Nikhil Mehrotra and Ravi Jadhav) are simple, unassuming and funny. There are ...(more)
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Heed this warning: don't get within the earshot of Banjo.
Even the peppy music (Vishal-Shekhar) and the lively lyrics (Amitabh Bhattacharya) cannot bring this comatose film to life. It is just too good at playing dead. Rarely does a film press so much noise into service to achieve so little in the end. Heed this warning: don't get within the earshot of Ban...(more)
Source: Saibal Chatterjee , NDTV Movies
There's a lot to like in this Riteish Deshmukh film
A good musical drama suddenly changes into an average formula tale of a hero with a golden heart, villains who can consider a sudden change of mind, heroine with a knack for dancing and stretched dialogue-baazi. It�s a film by someone who can see Mumbai with indigenous eyes. Scratch the filters and ...(more)
Source: Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times
This Riteish Deshmukh film has no redeeming features
The only time the film stops trying your patience somewhat is when it bursts into song, and even there, it has only one which is foot-tapping.(more)
Source: Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Banjo could be termed as the most boring music-based film ever! It is a haphazard film that tests your patience until the end!
There are ample of loopholes in the presentation, 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!). Also, a shoddy editing is a serious issue for this film. Having complete 2 minute songs that are n...(more)
Source: Surabhi Redkar, Koimoi