‘Gorilla’ Movie Review!

‘Gorilla’ is not with Gorilla entirely but with diverting confusions!</b>

Reviews 13-Jul-2019 7:39 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Direction: Don Sandy
Production: All In PicturesCast: Jiiva, Shalini Pandey, Chimpanzee, Radha Ravi, Yogi Babu,Rajendran, Sathish & Vivek Prasanna
Music: Sam CS
Cinematography: R. B. Gurudev
Editor: Ruben

Much expected for a very long time on screens to see the naughtiness of a lively Chimpanzee, ‘Gorilla’ stars Jiiva, Shalini Pandey, Sathish, Vivek Prasanna and Yogi Babu in prominent roles. Finally coming to theatres after so much of peek-a-boos, how this ‘Gorilla’ has worked out in


Jeeva (Jiiva) is a youngster who makes his living by stealing in the bus, doing petty jobs in pharmacies and also working as a fake doctor. He lives with a Gorilla (Kong) which seems to be a pet of him while he rescues him from a jungle. Living with 2 of his friends (Sathish & Vivek Prasanna) as his housemates along with a Gorilla, he gets a threat from a stranger (farmer) who stays in his residence leaving his family in his native place for the sake of money and work for doing a bank robbery. As a result of which 3 of them along with Kong accept for doing bank robbery, what happens when they go to rob huge money from a recognized bank? How will they escape out by taking away all the money? Or will they get caught by Police while they are about to leave with the money? What are the consequences with the ‘red button’ lover Kong will be revealed in the climax of ‘Gorilla’!


Starting off the film with the interesting theft story of Jiiva and the other 2 housemates of him, the story seemed very interesting till the interval block such that there had been a great diversion due to the robbery subject changing to asking a demand to the Government for saving farmers by removing off the debts they have. However, Gorilla sentiment was only applied in very few instances; the screenplay looked a bit excited only after the entry of Yogi Babu which was the only consolation. Apart from that the technical aspects like the cinematography of R. B. Gurudev and music of Sam C S were decent whereas the editing seemed very much with diversion and with logic errors.


As the main pillars, Jiiva and Yogi Babu have been holding as the only strongest positive aspects of the film with the performances whereas the comedy sequences of Sathish and Vivek Prasanna has been working on then and there in the film but was not very impressive. However, Shalini Pandey was playing only the casual heroine role which was not expected from ‘Arjun Reddy’ girl, her portion was very weak with the improper screenplay with lots of logic mistakes. Besides them, Kong has been absolutely cute but with less importance in the portion of performance which will be a little disappointing if you were expecting so much. ‘Motta’ Rajendran’s portion was also not so impressive without having any connection even with humor sequences. Last but not least; Radharavi has performed well by satisfying the police character he has owed.

What works?

1) Jiiva and Yogi Babu

2) Cinematography

3) Music

What doesn’t work?

1) No connection with the idea of bank robbery and changing the idea in the end

2) Improper and diverted screenplay with logic mistakes

3) Shalini Pandey

On the whole, ‘Gorilla’ scores neither less than a pass mark nor higher than a fail mark among this week’s movie releases!

Verdict:‘Gorilla’ is not with Gorilla entirely but with diverting confusions!

Ratings: 4/10

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