777 Charlie Movie Review
Rakshit Shetty’s entertaining and emotionally smacking ride is worth a watch for sure!
Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music
After a long time, a film featuring an animal actually gets its emotions right and hits the target. Yes, Rakshit Shetty – Kiran Raj’s 777 Charlie is an emotional rollercoaster that takes us on a journey worth travelling in, filled with beautiful moments from start to finish.
The film is based on the life of Dharma, a youngster who has a dry and boring life, that is as repetitive as it can get. Suddenly, Dharma’s life takes a big turn when he runs into Charlie, a labrador which comes by his street. After initially shooing away the dog, it starts to make a major impact in his life. However, all is not right in their track, as Dharma learns a big truth about Charlie and has to take a different path thereon.
Director Kiran Raj has been very clear about his film’s storyline, that has a neat graph from start to finish, and lands its emotional beats right. The film starts off on an entertaining note, and slowly moves into the emotional zone little by little, as we get accustomed to Dharma and his best friend Charlie. The film gets a little twist at the interval point, and then moves to become a travel film in the second half, where there are a lot of events intertwined.
Kiran Raj has ensured that his film does not drop out on the entertainment and emotional value, and there is always something to cheer about when it comes to the dog Charlie. There are a lot of moments which tug at our heartstrings throughout, and that is helped in a large way through the emotionally packed climax of the film, which works as a big plus.
Animal lovers are sure to enjoy the film all the more, and will definitely find 777 Charlie to be an authentic film that portrays the man-dog relationship in the right ways. Rakshit Shetty once again delivers a cracking performance that is great to watch. The actor has a handful of emotional scenes in the second half which he totally rules in the innocent space, and he also looks super comfortable with Charlie which makes it a huge asset for the film. The rest of the cast including Sangeetha, Raj B Shetty and Bobby Simhaa are apt fits to the film and do a very good job. However, the show stealer is undoubtedly the dog Charlie – it is tough to understand on how the team was able to extract such a solid performance from the special one.
Nobin Paul’s music does not have great songs but the re-recording for the film is done right. The cinematography by Arvind Kashyap has top notch visuals to deliver in the second half, which turn out to be a treat to the eyes.
777 Charlie is extremely long, which makes it drag at many places, but the film ultimately gains momentum from its sequences between the man and dog. There have been a lot of films which come out on the man-dog relationship, but 777 Charlie is something different. 777 Charlie Movie Review by Siddarth Srinivas