The Kannada movie Just Pass (35/100) is a simple love story. It does not follow the ready made formula of commercial movie that will have fights, comedy, sentiments and songs. Debutant director Deepak has given a realistic approach to the film. But the title of the film seems to be quite misleading.
The movie Just Pass is a usual college love story based on different perspectives. Although the film does not have surprises, it creates interest among the audience. It is because several sequences seem to be very closer to real life. However, if you think that the movie appears somewhat shoddy on the screen, it is because of slow and dragging narration of the events.
Four college boys fall in love the same girl and want to marry her. They try to convey their love to her in different ways, but they are disappointed when she rejects them. But they respect her decision and move on in their lives. What happens next will be an interesting part of the movie.
The director has chosen newcomers like Raghu Ramappa, Vikram Joshi, Manojava, Shwetha Murthy, Shankar, Kiran Kumar for his first directorial venture. All of them done really well. They have delivered a natural performance, which impresses the audience. Pranava's music is good and it suits the mood of the movie. Deepak's dialogues and camera work are also commendable.
The movie 35/100 is not a just pass, but it's first class. If director had done little more home work on the script, it could have been a distinction.