The film, directed by Abhishek Shetty, explores college friendships of a bunch of guys during their three years together on campus.
On Wednesday evening, the team of the upcoming Kannada film Gajanana and Gang released its trailer. Directed by Abhishek Shetty (of Nam Gani BCom Pass fame), this is Shri’s (Shri Mahadev) first film since his debut, Iruvudellava Bittu, and comes almost three years since his launch. While the actor is super excited about being back onscreen, the film is also special to him because it is his first commercial mass outing, glimpses of which were first revealed in a hero introduction teaser and then, today, in the trailer.
As per the film’s official description, Gajanana and Gang is a college caper about the friendship of five guys over three years. Of course, there is romance too, but the highlight of the trailer is that one should never give up on friends and friendships, irrespective of how it turns out. In fact, in the course of the trailer, Aditi’s character is seen telling Shri that he should not be mingling with his ‘friends’, only to later tell them not to give up on them.
Shrii is extremely proud that the film has a song by the late Puneeth Rajkumar. “Since becoming an actor, I’ve wished to have songs by SP Balasubrahmanyam sir and Puneeth sir in my films. One of those wishes came true, when Puneeth sir sang Naan Olleyavanu. The icing on the cake was that I got to dance in a song by him, which, in a way is a tribute, given how good a dancer he was,” says the actor, adding, “I’ve been told that Naan Olleyavanu was his 101st song as a singer.”
Produced by Nagesh Kumar, Gajanana and Gang has Bigg Boss season 8 contestants Bro Gowda, and Raghu Gowda along with Chetan Durga in the cast. The film is currently in post-production and will release shortly.