Rakshit Shetty's second production is 777 Charlie
The Kirik Party filmmaker's production house Paramvah Studios will be bankrolling the film, directed by Rakshit's associate Kiranraj K, which is about the bond between the protagonist and a dog
The blockbuster hit Kirik Party was Paramvah Studios’ first production, and now, the banner is set to bring out its second movie. Rakshit Shetty, who has established himself as a filmmaker who pushes boundaries, has decided to let his Kirik Party associate Kiranraj K helm the next from his production house.
Script for the movie titled 777 Charlie, written by Kiranraj, got Rakshit’s nod the day the team celebrated the success of Kirik Party. Kiranraj says, “It is a dream come true and to make a film under Paramvah Studios is an honour.”
The film will have Aravinnd Iyer, who played one of the lead characters in Rakshit Shetty’s Kirik Party, as the lead. His co-star will be a labrador named Charlie. According to the director, Rakshit became interested after he heard the unique story line -- a bonding between a dog and his human -- which is the first-of-its-kind in Kannada cinema.
The filmmakers have already done a concept-based photo shoot, which captures the bond between Aravinnd’s character and Charlie.
“Charlie is a dog who escapes from his owner and is now on the streets. He wears a licence number 777. Aravinnd plays the character of a depressed, angry young man, who can’t stand being around any humans and likes to live a lonely life. He hates animals, especially dogs, and then Charlie enters his life. How the dog changes his life, and how they bond is what the film is about,” says Kiranraj, who has a reason for roping in Aravinnd for the role. “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,” he says.
This will be yet another experimental film for Aravinnd, who is currently shooting for his third film Bheema Sena Nala Maharaja.
777 Charlie will go on floors from next January before which the lab will be trained for three weeks starting October 1. Aravinnd will also spend time with Charlie in the presence of the trainer. “We want the bonding to be real. The chemistry between Charlie and Aravinnd will make the movie more convincing,” says Kiranraj.
Kiran says his love for dogs helped him get a better handle on the subject. “In fact, a few scenes in the film will be based on my own life experiences. I am confident that 777 Charlie will be an entertaining film for all ages and will be liked by animal lovers, and those who don’t, might turn into one,” he says.
The film will have music by Nobin Paul and cinematography by Aravinnd Kashyap. Rest of the cast will be finalised before they go on floors. “We are finalising the script and planning to shoot in Madikeri or Chikmangaluru,” he says.