Amid the bigger-than-life, violence-prone films we’ve seen this year, Rakshit Shetty’s -directed film provides a more calm meditation on the meaninglessness of existence.
You can’t help but have a lovable dog in your life if you’ve ever had one, and so you’re naturally predisposed to liking 777 Charlie. Rakshit Shetty, a Kannada film star, returns with the latest movie about a reclusive guy who discovers his significance through a four-legged princess named Charlie.
You may understand your relationship with your pet better if you have or have had one. It’s the family you grew up in. And as you watch Charlie perform some of his outrageous pranks without a care for the consequences, 777 Charlie evokes exactly the right sentiments. Because Charlie is aware that there is Dharma (Rakshit Shetty) watching over him to clean up his messes.
Dharma is a terrible person who leads a life that no one would want. When it comes to shutting the door on people looking for his company, he is totally inaccessible, unpresentable, and inflexible. His home is nothing but a filthy mess. Dharma feels nothing because he appears to be emotionless. At an early age, he lost both of his parents and a younger sister in a vehicle accident.
He has developed into a sour individual. There are paradoxes in his character. He’s a film buff but he never grins. He is an outstanding employee who leads a difficult life. At heart, he’s decent, but he doesn’t care about anyone else. His bark is worse than his bite.’
Dharma, on the other hand, finds himself in a new world when Charlie, an abused puppy who had escaped his owner and run straight into his life, arrives. Charlie notices something special about Dharma that he doesn’t see in himself. Charlie takes Dharma under his wing and breathes life back into his existence. The two misfits, who have been dealt a poor hand by fate, find a saviour in each other. And they embark on a journey of self-improvement together.
Charlie is the film’s beating heart and soul. And when it comes to adorable and uplifting moments, Charlie has provided some of the most endearing and pleasant ones in a long time. Every wide-eyed stare, hug, and every other amusing reaction are brimming with charm. Rakshit Shetty plays a supporting part to Charlie; he understands and respects that this production belongs to the dog star as an actor himself.
The world of Charlie has been bathed in hues of soft and warm blue light that have a soothing effect. The color palette is inspired by the monsoon weather in Bengaluru, which lends it a dreamlike quality. Nobin Paul’s songs compliment Kiranraj K’s vision while still adding to the feel-good aspects of the film.
Unnatural acts of birth, war, and suicide by guns of all shapes and sizes have dominated our movie experience thus far this year. In 2017, the motto has been — the more powerful the weapons, the greater the devastation, and the bigger box office success. And those behind 777 Charlie should be congratulated for believing that viewers would still flock to films that offer a calmer way to contemplation on life’s absurdity.
Cast Leads: Rakshit Shetty, Charlie, Sangeetha Sringeri
Director: Kiranraj K
Producer: G.S. Guptha, Rakshit Shetty
Written by: Kiranraj K, K.N. Vijay Kumar, Satheesh Muthukulam
Music: Nobin Paul
Director Of Photography: Arvind Kashyap