Gokul (director)

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu
EducationDr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai
Occupation(s)Film director, Screen writer
Years active2011 – present

Gokul is an Indian film director who works in Tamil cinema. He made his directional debut with the action drama Rowthiram,[1] followed by an ensemble comedy Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara. After that, he directed the historical-horror film Kaashmora, starring Karthi in the lead role. His next was the action comedy Junga, featuring Vijay Sethupathi in the lead role. He then directed Anbirkiniyal, the tamil remake of Helen. Gokul is best known for directing interesting stories revolving around offbeat characters and also for handling multiple genres. He is currently working on Corona Kumar featuring Silambarasan, a spin-off of Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara.


Gokul's maiden venture, Rowthiram, featured Jiiva and Shriya Saran in the lead roles. The movie earned praise for its cinematography and stunt choreography. Later, the movie was dubbed in Telugu[2] as Roudram and in Hindi as Nirbhay The Fighter.

His second movie, Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara, produced by Leo Visions, featured a huge cast including Vijay Sethupathi, Ashwin Kakumanu, Swathi Reddy, Nandita Swetha, Pasupathy, and Soori. The movie won accolades for its quirky dialogues[3] and intervening plot line.

His third venture was the magnam-opus Kaashmora, with a high production cost starring Karthi and Nayanthara It featured Karthi in dual roles.

His fourth film, Junga, had Vijay Sethupathi as the titular character. The film was praised for Vijay Sethupathi's acting.

After that he remade malayalam's critically acclaimed Helen in tamil titled Anbirkiniyal. He is currently working on Corona Kumar, featuring Silambarasan, a spin-off of Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara. It is a comedy drama film set in corona times.


Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Writer
2011 Rowthiram Green tickY Green tickY Winner of Ananda Vikatan Best Stunt Choreography

Dubbed in Telugu as Roudram and in Hindi as Nirbhay The Fighter

2013 Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara Green tickY Green tickY
2016 Kaashmora Green tickY Green tickY
2018 Junga Green tickY Green tickY
2021 Anbirkiniyal Green tickY Green tickY Remake of Helen


  1. ^ "Rowthiram: A roaring spectacle".
  2. ^ "Dubbing films save the industry".
  3. ^ "Review: Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara is a laugh riot".