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Riteish Deshmukh's stint as Banjo player looks promising: Watch trailer

Banjo is the Hindi film debut of successful Marathi filmmaker, Ravi Jadhav

Keyur Seta

Director Ravi Jadhav has made it big in Marathi cinema over the last few years. His films Balak Palak and Timepass not only achieved commercial success, but also critical acclaim. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that he will soon enter the Hindi film arena. The first trailer of Banjo, his Hindi film debut, indicates that he might continue from where he left in Marathi cinema. 

The film brings to light the unknown, yet talented Banjo players from Mumbai, who specialise in performing during festivals like Ganeshotsav. The story revolves around Taraat (Riteish Deshmukh) and his Banjo group. They get a chance of performing at an international level after their talent is spotted by an American citizen, played by Nargis Fakhri. But the road to success isn’t smooth for these Banjo players. 

The trailer succeeds in the basic task of getting the audience to root for Taraat and his team. This was possible due to the characterisation of Riteish and the Banjo performance scenes. These factors make sure you look forward to the film. It also seems that the film has a chance of becoming Riteish’s most successful hit in Hindi. 

Music plays an important part in such films. And from the trailer it seems composers Vishal-Shekhar have managed to do what was expected from them. 

The subject gives a feeling that the film could well have been made in Marathi. Perhaps, this was the reason why Jadhav said during the trailer launch, “The film is in Hindi, but its soul is Marathi.” 

Produced by Krishika Lulla of Eros Internationals, Banjo will release on 23 September 2016. 

Click to watch Banjo trailer.