Gogola (1966)

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The Indian poster for Gogola
Directed by Balwant B Dave
Producer T.M. Rai
Music by Rai & Frank
Distributor Indra Dhanush Films
Running time 133 minutes[1]
(2 hours, 13 minutes)
Aspect ratio 1.37:1[1]
This is an article about the film. For the monster, visit Gogola.
An action packed story of a sea-monster with thrills, suspense and what not?

— Tagline[2]

Gogola (गोगोला,   Gogola) is a 1966 Hindi language[1] Indian giant monster film produced and distributed by Indra Dhanush Films. The country's sole entry in the genre, it is now considered a lost film, with only stills, a censor script, and the soundtrack still available.


Disclaimer: As Gogola is a lost film, this synopsis is derived from articles by Mike Barnum and Rajesh Devraj.[3][4]

A group of teenagers holding a beach party witness a giant reptilian monster, Gogola, emerge from the ocean. They inform the Mumbai police, who refuse to believe them until more eyewitnesses come forward. Gogola soon makes landfall and attacks Mumbai, prompting a military response. Tanks and planes drive him back into the sea, then break off the attack out of concern that they lack jurisdiction. Undaunted, the monster soon returns.

The scientist father of Asha, one of the teenagers who first sighted Gogola, prepares a poison to destroy the menace. Kumar, another witness, volunteers to administer the poison underwater, while his rival Lacchoo plots to kill him, claim Asha for his own, and take credit for Gogola's destruction.


Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Balwant B Dave
  • Produced by   T.M. Rai
  • Music by   Rai & Frank
  • Special effects by   Balwant B Dave


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Azaad Irani   as   Kumar
  • Nayam Palli   as   Asha
  • Polson
  • Rani
  • Bhale Rao
  • Tabassum



Weapons, vehicles and races

  • Unspecified tanks and planes


The Gogola suit was constructed by practical effects specialist D.S. Malvankar and inhabited by at least two actors.[4]


Main article: Gogola (film)/Gallery.


Main article: Gogola (film)/Soundtrack.

Theatrical releases

  • India - 1966


The soundtrack for Gogola

External links


This is a list of references for Gogola (film). These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Gazette of India 1966, p. 335.
  2. Gogola promotional poster.jpg
  3. Barnum, Mike (6 May 2012). "Fun With Filmi Ads…the Bollywood Godzilla…GOGOLA!". Pedro (The Ape Bomb) Blog.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Devraj, Rajesh (20 March 2016). "Films that are 50: 'Gogola? Kaun Gogola? Bada janwar? OK! OK!'". Scroll.



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