Banjo - Preview

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) - Only if you are interested in watching the energy infused to the music.
quick review:

Watchable for the energy that visuals can add to the upbeat, festive music. Else, very passable.



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Sports, dance, music – change the art form around as much as you like, the underdog story is very likely going to stay the same. The underdog will win against all odds. At the most, they will meet an unlikely failure. Even so, by and large the movie has only two ways to end. Then it all boils down to the semantics of the story. How the situations turn around, what the twists are like and so on. While Banjo doesn't seem to have too many surprises under wraps, it still looks like it is likely to entertain.

It looks like the music has the biggest role to play in that expectation. It has the rhythm to make your heart pace and the energy to make you want to listen to it over and over. Of course, Riteish Deshmukh's conviction is a big plus too.

However, Nargis Fakhri's attempts to act, the drama that goes along side any underdog film, the dialogue-baazi, the inspirational talk all make you cringe. So do some of the jokes. On the other hand there are other one-liners that work and bring a smile. I'd call that a fairly balanced trailer, with a slight tilt towards likable.

Music Reviews:
Bollyspice - "1/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "3/5"
Bollywood Life – "4/5"
Filmfare – "3.5/5"
india today - "Ravi Jadhav's Banjo presents Bollywood music in its best form, and we ought to thank him for bringing Vishal-Shekhar back on their feet like men possessed"
Milliblog - "Banjo sees Vishal-Shekhar produce the third good album in recent times."
Music Aloud – "3.5/5"
Times of India – "3.5/5"