Banjo (2016)- A Tedious Box Office Release Fails to Impress


Recent box office release “Banjo” fails to impress to a majority of audience after it screened in theaters on September 23, 2016.

Albeit, “Riteish Deshmukh” Starer initially manages to register a winsome start, but then diverts to an awfully tedious route.

The general feeling that bulges out among the viewers is that the film is quite boring and predictable to watch.

“Ritesh Deshmukh” (Taraat) is playing the lead role of a street musician. The direction in the film is performed by famous director and a national award winner “Ravi Jadhav”. “Banjo” is a saga of musical spirit and passion.

Taraat happens to be a Banjo player, but the dilemma is that no one pays heed to his band who are expertised to play the instrument.

This is probably because it’s considered as a secondary musical instrument. After everyone neglects them and their talent, they are spotted by someone originating from “New York” who offers his help in achieving their dreams.

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This guy “Mikey” (Luke Kenny) further plans to showcase them and their hidden talent to the world. The film has a rich, sporty performance of Ritesh who is otherwise known to play comic roles. This new box office release is written by “Nikhil Mehrotra”, “Ravi Jadhav” and “Kapil Sawant”.

Genre:                            Romance, Drama, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:                 Ravi Jadhav
Written By:                  Krishika Lulla
Released Date:           Sep 23, 2016 Limited
Studio:                           Eros International

Story plot of new box office release:

The film is the recent box office release and shows how a local banjo player wants to achieve big in life.

It looks a bit sluggish and stodgy by avowedly dedicating to all street musicians who pose to become really great achievers in a passage of time.

The film, no doubt doesn’t stop propagating a great deal forward to give their dues to those who’re true and authentic performers. So, the film barely succeeds to put its noble point across.

Taraat is seen to have the true expertise with the instrument. But in reality, who is he? He’s merely a street fighter and extortionist who doesn’t have any professional experience to show his caliber with the instrument (which is not even recognized by the fraternity).

He only knows that he’s a mass entertainer in the streets and nothing more than that.

In order to fulfil his dreams, he takes the much needed help from Christina (“Nargis  Fakhri”). Later on, Taraat falls in love with Christina. The film also has a few scenes that help it to reach to the climax.

Will “Jhadhav” be able to make an impact through his box office release?

Well, time will only tell how the movie will perform in the future. But as of now, the pulse of audiences is not going in the right direction.

Now, coming to the direction part, “Ravi Jhadhav” doesn’t seem to be able to attract the audiences much. He’s known to be a successful Marathi film maker and has done a tremendous job in the past.

Unlike his famous flicks (in the regional language) like Bal Gandharva, Balak Palak and Natarang, but this film doesn’t seem to be much more than a major letdown.

His (first Hindi movie) last box office release was also a complete washout. It never managed to hit the right notes.

The film, in fact, takes too long to come to the point. However, after it does much hawing and Hemming, it lets down further by not having a perfect story-line along with a confused and inept screenplay.

How Taraat manages to fulfill his dreams?

Nobody ever takes interest about the kind of robust rhythm they (Taraat and his band) are able to generate. But still, it catches the fancy of an audio recorder- “Mikey” (Luke Kenny) who is impressed by looking at their performance.

He finally decides to send a tape of their performance to Christina (Nargis Fakhri). This lady is highly impressed with what she has a glimpse of. She soon decides to take a step forward by recording two songs with the band (for an upcoming music concert).

Soon, Christina lands at an assignment and “Taraat” manages to get the job of chaperoning her in the region of filthy neighborhood. By this time, this new box office release already has run half its course without achieving nothing.

So, by mincing no further words, the film can be compared to any other box office release, which merely shows a senseless exercise doing injustice with both the instrument it extols and the boys playing in the streets.

Even, the peppy music of “Vishal-Shekhar” and much audible lyrics by “Amitabh Bhattacharya” couldn’t help bring the film in a state of worth watching.

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