Nam Gani B.Com Pass movie review: Abhishek Shetty shines in inspirational story
The director and hero has pulled off an enjoyable film that is also inspirational
Ganesh aka Gani (Abhishek Shetty) dreams of a lavish lifestyle with a high-profile job, like every other youngster. Sometimes, he also dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur. But all his ambitions are obliterated when his mother (Sudha Belawadi) wakes him up to the harsh reality. The story of Ganesh dealing with the issues of unemployment reflects the life of a common man and his problems.
Director: Abhishek Shetty
Cast: Abhishek Shetty, Aishani Shetty and Pallavi Gowda
Unemployment forces Gani to pick up odd jobs, and he finally goes to the extent of marrying a widow for the sake of money. But this leads to a huge scandal, which gets him evicted from his house. Gossiping neighbours and relatives make matters worse for Ganesh. His problems escalate to a full-blown crisis when he decides to end his life by jumping off a hill. However, destiny has other plans for him as Amuly aka Amu (Aishani Shetty) enters his life. How she changes his life is the crux of the story.
Abhishek Shetty is the director and the lead actor of Nam Gani B.Com Pass, and he does not beat around the bush in approaching the main theme of the movie — unemployment. The film acts as a warning to all those who have no plan in motion and advises them on how to take life forward. The movie also shows the pressures that ambitious parents exert on their children.
Gani is rejected many times as he is not fluent in English, and his struggles will resonate with a lot of youngsters. As an actor and director, Abhishek pulls off both responsibilities well. However, he is a better director than an actor.
Aishani Shetty, who provides the twist in the plot, has a relevant role to play, that of an innocent schoolgirl who grows into a mature character. The actor impresses with her performance. Natya Ranga, as the friend, fills in the fun element and manages to keep a serious issue like unemployment light and watchable. Pallavi Gowda as the antagonist comes across as a surprise.
This is not exactly a fluffy story. However, sitting in the theatre and tracing Gani’s journey, his difficulties in finding a job, and how he later ends up being rewarded, may work as an inspiration to job aspirants. A Kannada proverb — Kayakave Kailasa (Work is worship) — sums up the film.