The film's main character is a Chimpanzee named Kong.

First-look poster of Jiivas upcoming film Gorilla releasedDigital Native
Flix Kollywood Friday, June 22, 2018 - 16:52

The first look poster of Jiiva’s upcoming film titled Gorilla was released by its makers on Thursday. Helming the affairs of the film is director Don Sandy who had directed the crime thriller Mahabalipuram earlier.

The film's main character is a Chimpanzee. The Chimpanzee which is named Kong, is from the world renowned Samut training station of Thailand, which boasts of training animals for Hollywood films like Hangover 2, Planets of the Apes hence the shooting of a major chunk of Gorilla is taking place there, a source reveals.

In an interview the film's director told TOI, "We have had scenes in Tamil cinema that show bank robberies. But no Tamil film has explored the idea in totality, in a full-length film. This movie will be like those bank robbery movies in Hollywood. It will be an out-and-out comedy where the lead cast heads off to loot a bank. They all have a short flashback as to why they are doing it, too. It will be an interesting subject for Tamil audiences.”

Shalini Pandey of Arjun Reddy fame has been roped in to play the female lead and the film also has a bevy of stars in the cast including Radha Ravi, Sathish, Muniskanth, Yogi Babu and Mottai Rajendran. It may be mentioned here that RJ Balaji was initially roped in to play a pivotal role in this entertainer but later he was replaced with Sathish.

The film is bankrolled by Vijayaraghavendra under his banner All In Pictures, who bankrolled movies such as Masala Padam and Rum. The music for this comedy entertainer will be composed by Sam CS of Vikram Vedha fame. Vetri Mahendran will crank the camera and Ruben is in charge of the cuts.

Jiiva will be teaming up with Joker fame Rajumurugan for his next titled Gypsy. The pre-production work has begun and soon the team will start shooting for the movie. Unlike Raju Murugan's earlier movies, Cuckoo and Joker, sources say Gypsy will be a commercial entertainer with a subtle social message. It will be a travel based film which will be shot across the country.

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