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Fans go gaga over Rakshit Shetty’s 777 Charlie Mahabharatha connect

The visuals of the trailer and the reference to Dharmaraj and Kaliyuga has spurred theories that the Kiranraj K directorial is inspired by the mythological tale

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 12.09 PM, May 18, 2022

Fans go gaga over Rakshit Shetty’s 777 Charlie Mahabharatha connect
A poster of the film

In the time since the trailer of Rakshit Shetty’s 777 Charlie came out, the team of the film has been flooded with praise for its heart-warming content. But amid all the congratulatory messages, there are theories swirling around about the film’s connect to the epic Mahabharatha. Earlier, 777 Charlie was always described as the transformative journey of its protagonist Dharma (Rakshit), after a dog called Charlie comes into his life.

The trailer, though, presents a deeper, more meaningful picture – of a loner called Dharma, whose life is all about routine, work, eat, sleep, repeat. His lifestyle, with all the smoking and drinking, disgusts people around him – not even a dog will take an interest in Dharma, they reckon. But then a dog does take interest and changes Dharma’s life around. Audiences who have watched the trailer keenly believe that director Kiranraj has woven his story around the concept of Dharmaraj (Yudhishtira) and his journey to heaven, accompanied by a dog.

According to the Mahabharatha, after the Kurukshetra war, the Pandavas set out to attain ‘moksha’ in heaven. Along the way, all but Yudhishtira perishes, and he continues his ascent atop the mountain, accompanied by a dog (lord Yama in disguise). When it is time for Yudhishtira to ascend into heaven, he refuses to go if the dog is not allowed to join him.

This, according to Twitterati, is the thread that Kiranraj has used for his tale, with the scenes of Dharma (Rakshit) pleading with army personnel to not leave Charlie behind in an avalanche being likened to Yudhishtir and the dog.

777 Charlie is Kiranraj’s debut directorial and stars Sangeetha Sringeri, Raj B Shetty, Gopalkrishna Deshpande, Danish Sait and Bobby Simha on its cast. The film, produced by Rakshit and the late GS Gupta for Paramvah Studios, will head to Voot Select after its theatrical outing.