Is there a factual story that 777 Charlie is based on? That's what everyone has been searching for following the viewing of the intense drama movie. The movie in Kannada. Sangeetha Sringeri, Raj B. Shetty, and Rakshit Shetty play the key parts in this film, which is directed by Kiranraj K.
Also very talented actor-producer Rakshit Shetty was conferred with the National Film Award for the Best Kannada Film for ‘777 Charlie’ by President Droupadi Murmu on October 17 at Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital.
The central characters in '777 Charlie' are 'Dharma' and his Labrador Retriever dog. "Dharma" is an introverted producing worker with little social life. People are reluctant to speak with him as a result.
Before Charlie, his dog, entered his life, Dharma used to live alone. They have unwavering love for one another and never stop looking out for one another.
Is there a factual story that 777 Charlie is based on?
Of course, there have been a lot of inquiries about the same, with people wanting to know if '777 Charlie' is based on true events or a genuine fiction.
What 777 Charlie does uniquely to warm hearts
An Indie named Charlie actually existed. Being a passionate animal lover, director Kiranraj K has owned Indie dogs his entire life. Charlie, one of his independent dogs, was found to have squamous cell carcinoma, an uncommon kind of cancer. Charlie was sent to Charlie's Animal Rescue Centre (CARE) in Bengaluru, where he was recuperating.
During the pandemic and following Charlie's death, Kiranraj, overcome with sadness, started working on the film project 777 Charlie. Kiranraj used CARE's insights on pet abandonment, trauma care, inbreeding, cruelty, and pet adoptions while writing the script for 777 Charlie. These insights have been incorporated into the story of the movie.
The recently released film honors homage to Kiranraj's Indie dog. Given Kiranraj's affection for Indie dogs, the reel Charlie was supposed to be an Indie; nonetheless, it would have been difficult for one dog to do more than 400 tasks. The filmmakers were forced to bring in four Labradors to the shoot since no two independent dogs were alike, according to Sudha Narayanan, CARE's founder and trustee.
The story of "Adopt-Don't-Shop"
The dog breeding industry is quite profitable in India. Dogs are exploited to produce puppies in large quantities and are treated like commodities. Since the Labradors were portraying Indie Charlie, the filmmaker had to make sure the viewers understood the "Adopt-Don't-Shop" message.
"The audience should take away that Charlie was never purchased or sold in the movie. Both Rakshit and Kiranraj have adopted their reel Charlies in real life as well, according to Sudha. In the end, Charlie gets adopted from the streets by the movie's protagonist, Dharma. "I wanted to encourage people to adopt any dog that is abandoned, even an India.