Gorilla (film)

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Gorilla Poster.jpeg
Theatrical Release Poster
Directed byDon Sandy
Produced byVijay Raghavendra
Written byDon Sandy
Shalini Pandey
Music bySam C. S.
CinematographyR. B. Gurudev
Edited byRuben
All In Pictures
Release date
12 July 2019[1]
Running time
130 minutes

Gorilla is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language heist comedy thriller film written and directed by Don Sandy. The film stars Jiiva, Shalini Pandey, Kong in the lead roles, while Yogi Babu, Radha Ravi, Sathish, Rajendran, and Ramdoss appears in pivotal supporting roles.[2] The film also features a real chimpanzee in a prominent role.[3] 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's story revolves around a group of misfits who set out to rob a bank with the assistance of a chimpanzee.[4]



The production of the film commenced on 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.[5] The production team also initially roped in RJ Balaji for the film but was later replaced by Sathish.[6] The first look poster of the film was released on 21 June 2018.[7] The teaser of the film was unveiled by actor Suriya on 16 September 2018 through his Twitter account.[8][9][10] Most of the sequences related to the chimpanzee were shot in Thailand and the remaining portions were shot in Chennai.[11]

Marketing and release[edit]

The official trailer 1 of the film was released on 31 May 2019 by Sony Music South.[12]


Studio album by
Released2019 (2019)
Recorded2018 – 19
Studio20Db Sound Studios
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelSony Music India
ProducerSam C. S.
Sam C. S. chronology
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The music of the film was composed by Sam C. S. and lyrics were penned by Yugabharathi and Logan. Sony Music India hold the rights of music.



  1. ^ https://www.filmibeat.com/tamil/movies/gorilla.html
  2. ^ "Gorilla Teaser Starring Jiiva, Shalini Pandey". Silverscreen.in. 17 September 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Gorilla, Haathi Mere Saathi, Kumki 2, Adhugo: Animals are the stars of upcoming Telugu, Tamil films- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Gorilla teaser: Jiiva and Shalini Pandey's heist film featuring a chimpanzee looks like a solid entertainer - watch video | LatestLY". Latestly. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Jiiva's next movie will feature a live chimpanzee - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Jiiva and Shalini Pandey start shooting for 'Gorilla'". The News Minute. 5 February 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  7. ^ "'Gorilla': First look of Jiiva-starrer to release on June 22 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  8. ^ "ஜீவாவின் 'கொரில்லா' பட டீசரை வெளியிட்ட சூர்யா - NDTV Tamil Cinema". NDTV Tamil Cinema (in Tamil). 17 September 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  9. ^ "'கொரில்லா' டீசரை வெளியிட்ட சூர்யா!! - Samayam Tamil". samayam Tamil (in Tamil). 16 September 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Suriya unveils Jiiva-starrer 'Gorilla' teaser - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Jiiva's 'Gorilla' revolves around a bank robbery with a chimpanzee - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Gorilla - Official Trailer 1 (Tamil) | Jiiva, Shalini Pandey, Yogi Babu, Sathish | Sam CS | DonSandy". YouTube. Sony Music South. 31 May 2019.

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