Draft:Gemini Film Circuit

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Not to be confused with Gemini Studios.


Gemini Film Circuit is a Chennai-based film distribution and production company founded in 1995 by Ravi Shankar Prasad as a successor to Gemini Studios. They went on to produce many successful Tamil-language films up until 2013, when Kadal flopped at the box office. They would not produce another film until 6 years later with Unda.

1st Logo (August 12, 2004-July 27, 2007)

Visuals: Filmstrips are flying with a grid of the Gemini statue on a moving blue mist background. When the screen zooms to the last frame after around three-four seconds, a grid Gemini statue transmogrified into a sliver picture of it and turns around for a few seconds. Then it sets up to face the northeast direction, as opposite to facing the viewers at the first logo. "GEMINI FILM CIRCUIT" flashes in for 2-4 seconds, then "ஜெமினி பிலிம் சர்க்யூட்" or "జెమిని ఫిలిం సర్క్యూట్" flashes back, being these texts the translations in Tamil and Telugu (respectively) of the previous text. The logo cuts out after a few seconds.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A majestic fanfare, coming with the rendition of the previous trumpet music, this time played on a synth trump. Between the first section is a synth shooting stock effect. After the synth trump, there goes another synth stock effect, then a synth majestic finish. Overall, a mix of orchestral and synth.

Availability: Seen on Shankar Dada MBBS, Vasool Raja MBBS, and Shankar Dada Zindabad. As a distributor, no logo appears since they weren't involved in the films. The Telugu version has been seen on the Telugu dubbed version of Aaru ("Six").

2nd Logo (December 9, 2005)

Visuals: Unknown.

Technique: Unknown.

Audio: Unknown.

Availability: Only in the Tamil dub of Aaru.

3rd Logo (September 4, 2009-February 1, 2013, June 14, 2019-)

Visuals: Same as the Eastman color variant of the Gemini Studios logo but with a more bluish tint.


  • Starting in 2012, the logo was remade in CGI where the clouds are more realistic and the statue and structure have more detail.
  • A 75th anniversary variant gives the logo even more detail where the cloud background is different and slowly zooms in, the structure has a wooden texture, and the text was replaced with "GEMINI". After the twins rotate, the text "When the bugles blow there is a Great Show" fades in underneath the company name, followed by a stamp reading "75 YEARS" appearing on the right side of the screen. This variant was used until 2020.
    • One version of this variant has the company name reading "GEMINI AUDIO". This can be seen on Gemini Audio's YouTube channel.

Technique: Live-action in the 2009-2012 version, and CGI in the 2012-present version.

Audio: The trumpet fanfare used in the Gemini Studios logo, but with more reverb.

Availability: Seen on Kutty, Thupakki, and Vilaiyattu Pillai. The 75 Years variant debuted on Unda, the studio's first film for 6 years.

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