Gorilla (film)

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Gorilla poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDon Sandy
Produced byVijay Raghavendra
Written byDon Sandy
Shalini Pandey
Vivek Prasanna
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 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.[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 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.



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

Marketing and release[edit]

The official trailer 1 of the film was released on 31 May 2019 by Sony Music South.[11]


Studio album by
Released16 May 2019 (2019-05-16)
Studio20Db Sound Studios
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelSony Music India
ProducerSam C. S.
Sam C. S. chronology
Devi 2

The music of the film was composed by Sam C. S. and lyrics were penned by Yugabharathi, Logan, Aishwarya and Sam C.S. Sony Music India hold the rights of music.

1."Yaaradiyo"Sam C. S.Sid Sriram 
2."So Mitta"LoganGuna, Mukesh 
3."Gorilla Theme"Yugabharathi, AishwaryaAishwarya, Anthony Daasan 
4."Chimp Song"Sam C. S.Anthony Daasan, Poovaiyar 


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  2. ^ "Gorilla Teaser Starring Jiiva, Shalini Pandey". Silverscreen.in. 17 September 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  3. ^ Pudipeddi, Haricharan (23 June 2018). "Gorilla, Haathi Mere Saathi, Kumki 2, Adhugo: Animals are the stars of upcoming Telugu, Tamil films". Firstpost. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  4. ^ C R, Sharanya (29 December 2017). "Jiiva's next movie will feature a live chimpanzee". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Jiiva and Shalini Pandey start shooting for 'Gorilla'". The News Minute. 5 February 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  6. ^ "'Gorilla': First look of Jiiva-starrer to release on June 22". The Times of India. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  7. ^ "ஜீவாவின் 'கொரில்லா' பட டீசரை வெளியிட்ட சூர்யா - NDTV Tamil Cinema". NDTV Tamil Cinema (in Tamil). 17 September 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  8. ^ "'கொரில்லா' டீசரை வெளியிட்ட சூர்யா!! - Samayam Tamil". samayam Tamil (in Tamil). 16 September 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Suriya unveils Jiiva-starrer 'Gorilla' teaser". The Times of India. 16 September 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  10. ^ CR, Sharanya (22 June 2018). "Jiiva's 'Gorilla' revolves around a bank robbery with a chimpanzee". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  11. ^ "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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