Amazon Prime’s latest film ‘Penguin’ recently released on 19th June 2020 and has garnered commendations from the critics and the audience alike! In the film, a character that really stood out was the adorable black labrador whose character is named ‘Cyrus’. The dog has emerged as a much-loved and appreciated character in the film, with the audience calling him a hero.
Recently, Eashvar Karthik, the director of Penguin unveiled this about Cyrus: “Actually his (Cyrus’) real name is Maddy and he is my own dog! He knows my body language very well and I understand each and every movement of his. While I was looking for trained dogs for the part for a while, I wasn’t able to find any that I thought worked. “
Speaking about how his own dog Maddy played the part smoothly, the director further added “So just before we went on floors for production I just picked Maddy to play Cyrus and he was just brilliant. He never needed too many instructions, and was such a natural. He really is a one-take artist!”
Penguin is produced by Karthik Subbaraj under the banner Stone Bench Films and is also produced by Kaarthekeyen Santhanam, Sudhan Sundaram, and Jayaram under Passion Studios. The film was shot in Tamil, Telegu, and dubbed in Malayalam.
The film had a debut duo of Keerthy Suresh as an actress on the OTT platform and Eashvar Karthic as a director. Penguin is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam, in more than 200 countries and territories, so make sure not to miss it!