For pet parents
Movie: Charlie 777
Cast: Rakshit Shetty, Sangeeta Sringeri, Baby Sharvari, Charlie, Raj B. Shetty, Danish Sait, Bobby Simha, Abhijit Mahesh, Gopal Krishna Deshpande, Bhargavi Narayan and HG Somasekhar Rao.
Direction: Kiranraj K
Music: Nobin Paul
Cinematography: Aravind Kashyap
Duration: 173 minutes
The movie is about the attachment between a human being and a dog.
Let us analyse
The movie Charlie 777 begins with the camera focusing on Dharma (Rakshit Shetty), a lonely man at an ill-lit and unkempt dwelling. Dharma’s routine is going to a factory and returning home and drinking beer, smoking cigarettes and eating only one idli and throwing other idli at a garbage bin near his house. Meanwhile, a dog escapes from an illegal dog breeding centre and comes to a colony that prohibits pet dogs. The dog makes attempts to come closer to Dharma but he does not like it. The dog meets with an accident and circumstances compel Dharma to take to a veterinary hospital. Dr Ashwin Kumar (Raj B Shetty) thinks that Dharma is the caretaker of the dog and advises him to look after it well. Dharma requests Dr Ashwin Kuamar to find a person who can adopt the dog. He tries his best to avoid the dog but it becomes closer to him. Despite opposition from neighbours, Dharma decides to adopt the dog. At this juncture, the veterinary doctor informs Dharma that the dog is diagnosed with cancer. What will Dharm do and what happens to the dog is the climax.
It is a treat to watch Charlie, the dog on the screen. It makes you indulge in laught rioter during the first half of the movie and makes you empathise and sympathise with it in the second half. Charlie’s acting has the potential to make you contemplate on adopting a street dog or at least offer food to a street dog if you are not ready to adopt a dog.
Rakshit Shetty, as a reluctant and arrogant person in the first half and compassionate person in the second half, deserves a pat on the back. His tryst to escape from the dog and his struggle to convince Raj B Shetty that he is not the pet parent are a treat to watch. The scene where he wants to mortgage his mobile phone in exchange for food to the dog has the potential to melt your heart.
When it comes to Sangeeta Sringeri, Raj B Shetty and Baby Sharvari, all of them have acted well. Veteran actors HG Somasekhar and Bhargavi Narayan who are no more vied with each other as a couple..
Charlie’s performance and cinematography by Aravind Kashyap.
The only drawback is the director’s failure to ensure screenplay crisp in the second half .
Direct Kiranraj K who has also provided the script has handled the megaphone with aplomb. His specialty is ensuring the actors follow the script. He neither allowed Rakshit Shetty, who has produced this movie, to wander away from the main theme. By giving importance to Baby Sharvari and senior artistes Bhargavi Narayan, the director has included all the ingredients that are needed to entertain class as well as mass including children.
Bottom-line: It is worth watching by whole family members.