|Directed by||Don Sandy|
|Produced by||Vijay Raghavendra|
|Written by||Don Sandy|
|Music by||Sam C. S.|
|Cinematography||R. B. Gurudev|
All In Pictures
|12 July 2019|
Gorilla is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language heist comedy film written and directed by Don Sandy. The film stars Jiiva, Shalini Pandey and Kong in the lead roles, while Yogi Babu, Radha Ravi, Sathish, Rajendran, Vivek Prasanna, Madhan, and Ramdoss appears in pivotal supporting roles. The film also features a real chimpanzee in a prominent role. The music was composed by Sam C. S. with lyrics penned by Yugabharathi, while cinematography was handled by R. B. Gurudev and editing was done by Anthony L. Ruben.
The film revolves around three down-on-their-luck friends, who have their own problems. Jeeva is a petty criminal, but has fallen in love with Jhansi, who is being pressured to get married. Sathish, who is his family's sole breadwinner, has been given the pink slip at his work, and Venkat is an aspiring actor who hopes he can become a hero if he has money. Into their life walks Sadhik, a farmer who is on the verge of committing suicide after being turned down by the banks. All four hatch a plan to rob a bank, in an inebriated state, and circumstances force them to follow through with what seems to be a ridiculous plan with a chimpanzee as an accomplice.
- Jiiva as Jeeva
- Shalini Pandey as Jhansi
- Kong as the chimpanzee
- Radha Ravi as Assistant Commissioner Shanmugam
- Sathish as Sathish
- Yogi Babu as Pickpocket
- Rajendran as Barber
- Vivek Prasanna as Venkat
- Madhankumar as Sadiq
- Santhana Bharathi as Minister Ramaiah
- Swaminathan as Bank customer
- Venkat Subha as Chief Minister
- Cinemawala Sathish as Police Inspector
- Vishnu as Ramaiah's son
- Ashritha Sreedas as Jhansi's friend
- Rahul Thatha as Bank security guard
- KPY Sarath as Barber's son
- Boys Rajan as Commissioner
The production of the film commenced in February 2018 by director Don Sandy who rose to prominence in Kollywood industry with his debut directorial venture Mahabalipuram in 2015. This film also brought the thought of having a gorilla in a key role which was the first ever instance in Indian film history. It was also revealed that the chimpanzee named Kong was hired from the Samut training station of Thailand, which is a world renowned destination for training animals like chimpanzees, gorillas for mainly Hollywood films. The production team also initially roped in RJ Balaji for the film but was later replaced by Sathish. The first look poster of the film was released on 21 June 2018. The teaser of the film was unveiled by actor Suriya on 16 September 2018 through his Twitter account. Most of the sequences related to the chimpanzee were shot in Thailand and the remaining portions were shot in Chennai.
Marketing and release
The official trailer 1 of the film was released on 31 May 2019 by Sony Music South.
|Studio album by|
|Released||16 May 2019|
|Studio||20Db Sound Studios|
|Label||Sony Music India|
|Producer||Sam C. S.|
|Sam C. S. chronology|
|1.||"Yaaradiyo"||Sam C. S.||Sid Sriram|
|2.||"So Mitta"||Logan||Guna, Mukesh|
|3.||"Gorilla Theme"||Yugabharathi, Aishwarya||Aishwarya, Anthony Daasan|
|4.||"Chimp Song"||Sam C. S.||Anthony Daasan, Poovaiyar|
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