Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai was in tears after watching Rakshit Shetty- starrer movie 777 Charlie.
Written and directed by Kiranraj K, the film is about a dog entering into the life of the protagonist, who is stuck in a rut with his negative and lonely lifestyle. The dog gives him a new perspective on life.
After watching the movie on Monday night, Bommai complimented its emotional storyline and screenplay. He said, “Rakshit Shetty’s character and his acting are superb. It is not easy to play this character. Acting by complementing the feelings of Charlie (the dog) and stitching both emotions is superb.”
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“This film 100 per cent synchronises with emotions, especially the emotion of a dog, which expresses its emotions through eyes…the film is superb and everyone should watch … I always say it is unconditional love, which is pure. This cinema has brought out purity in love through Rakshit Shetty and Charlie,” said the CM, his voice choking.
“We run out of words to express our gratitude. We are beyond grateful to see Shri. B S Bommai, honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka accept our film with so much love,” 777 Charlie team said in a tweet with a video where CM can be seen constantly wiping tears watching the movie, also complementing Shetty and Kiranraj.
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Last year, on July 12, 2021, videos and pictures of Bommai flanked by family members bidding farewell to his dog Sunny, had gone viral on social media. He reached down to kiss the dog, just ahead of the pet’s last rites. He then wiped his eyes with a handkerchief. He was the Home Minister then and later took over as CM on July 28.
Bommai is often seen affectionately caressing and kissing cows after performing Gau Puja, wherever he goes.
Expressing joy over the Chief Minister watching his movie, Shetty in Bommai’s presence said, “From the day the movie was ready we were trying to (get him to watch it). As we had seen videos about his affection and love for animals, especially dogs.”
Having seen his reaction to the loss of his pet dog, our team was sure that he would like this movie, he added.
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Revenue Minister R Ashoka, Primary and Secondary Education Minister B C Nagesh, had accompanied Bommai to watch the movie.
(With inputs from Agencies)