777 Charlie is a 2022 Indian Kannada-language adventure comedy-drama film directed by Kiranraj K. It stars Rakshit Shetty, Sangeetha Sringeri, Raj B. Shetty, Danish Sait and Bobby Simha. It is produced by Rakshit Shetty and GS Gupta under Paramvah Studios. The film follows the journey and bonding between a lonely factory worker and a Labrador dog.777 Charlie had a limited theatrical release on 2 June 2022, and was released in cinemas worldwide on 10 June 2022. The film received highly positive reviews for its performances, cast, screenplay, direction & emotional weight of the story.Dharma is a loner, who doesn’t socialize with people, spends his time by working in a factory.
Charlie, a small Labrador dog makes a complete changeover in Dharma’s life. In the companionship of the little Charlie, Dharma finds his purpose in life and develops himself into a better human.In September 2017, Rakshit Shetty announced his next film under the production banner Paramvah Studios titled as 777 Charlie. Kiranraj K, who had assisted Rishab Shetty in Ricky and Kirik Party, was brought on board for the project, which marked his directorial debut. Shetty agreed to produce the film as the script was considered to be “first-of-its-kind” in Kannada cinema. Kiranraj also revealed that some sequences in the film were inspired from his real-life incidents.
Before the film’s production in June 2018, dog trainer BC Pramod trained three Labrador Retrievers to play the role of Charlie in the film for three weeks, as the bonding between the dog and the lead actor was to be real and convincing.The makers initially considered Aravinnd Iyer as the lead actor, whom Shetty had recommended after working with him in Kirik Party. Shetty stated that “The character in the film works in a vehicle manufacturing factory and wears a rugged look, and even the neighbourhood children are scared of him. The role perfectly suited Aravinnd and he came on board”.