Rakshit Shetty and the labrador are terrific in Kiranraj K’s ‘777 Charlie’, but the film’s ambition is not matched by the execution

Posted on June 10, 2022


Spoilers ahead…

Each episode should lead organically to the next one, but we get the feel of standalone scenes, some of which could be cut with no harm to this overlong movie.

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The premise of Kiranraj K’s 777 Charlie is summed up in the first lines we hear: If you are lucky, a dog will come into your life and steal your heart and change everything. If you are a dog lover or a dog parent, this is hardly news. But the character Rakshit Shetty plays is neither. Forget dogs, he doesn’t love anyone. He lives alone, with recurring nightmares about an incident that changed his life forever. He survives on beer, cigarettes and idlis. The point isn’t that he doesn’t have a dosa for a change. The point is that he doesn’t care enough to make any changes in life. He is a welder, and he makes you think he’d rather be with metal than men. There are many colleagues at work, but his only companion during lunchtime is himself.

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