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Banjo (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Music | 23 September 2016 (USA)
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A banjo player seeks fame, success, and respect.

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Ravi Jadhav
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Credited cast:
Riteish Deshmukh ... Taraat
Nargis Fakhri ... Christina
Aditya Kumar Aditya Kumar ... Paper
Ram Menon Ram Menon ... Vajya
Dharmesh Yelande ... Grease
Uday Sabnis ... Vajya's Father
Janardhan Parab ... Taraat's Father
Mahesh Shetty ... Pakkaya
Luke Kenny ... Mickey / Mic
Sheeba George Sheeba George ... Night Club Goer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Poornima Ahire Poornima Ahire ... Radha Amma
Pippa Hughes ... Air Hostess
Anand Ingle ... Pandit
Nitin Jadhav ... Pakya Gang
Mohan Kapur ... Mr. Ravi Nair (as Mohan Kapoor)
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Mickey a sound Recordist records a tune during Mumbai Ganpati festival and sends it to her friend Chritina in the US, Christina comes to Mumbai in search of the band.Christina along with Mickey audition many band but they don't find the band which originally played the tune.Taraat who extorts money for local politician had played the tune with his band for the festive season he is given a job of showing Chritina the whole Mumbai but doesn't disclose him self of being a Banjo player as he feels that as a Banjo player he and his band haven received the required respect. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Action | Drama | Music

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The supporting cast of the film was mainly from Marathi film industry who has worked earlier with Ravi Jhadav in his Marathi films. See more »

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Pee Paa Ke
Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music by: Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by: Vishal Dadlani and Nakash Aziz
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Adorably Nonsensical
24 November 2016 | by Sachin_ChavanSee all my reviews

"Adorably Nonsensical" - That's how I would label 'Banjo'.

Ritesh Deshmukh has carved a niche for himself - something his fellow Marathi manus must be proud of. It is rare that a Marathi (male) actor strikes big in Hindi and he is perhaps the first since Amol Palekar (who of course was in a different league). Therefore, it was expected that some successful Marathi director (Ravi Jadhav in this case) would decide to make a 'pure masala' Hindi movie with Ritesh in the lead. Something like a Punjabi filmmaker making a Hindi film with Jimmy Shergill or a South Indian filmmaker with Dhanush. They are assured of the captive audience and anything more is a bonus!

As for the movie, it is typical OTT tamasha (nonsense) with two adorable faces - both Ritesh Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri. Adorable because they have the sexy as well as the vulnerable look. Ritesh is developing in the Jackie Shroff mould and Nargis can pull it off with minimal acting skills like Katrina.

As for the story and the music, don't expect this to be a serious movie (like Rockstar) on a musician's life travails due to its title. Rather, it is a movie confused between drama and comedy.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Банджо See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,320, 25 September 2016

Gross USA:

$25,531

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,531
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