Girish Panicker Mattada is making his feature film directorial debut with ‘The Gambinos’, a crime story set in Malabar. Veteran Tamil actress Radikaa Sarathkumar, last noted in Malayalam for her role in ‘Ramaleela’, is playing the lead role. The movie also stars Vishnu Vinay, Sijoy Varghese, Sampath Raj, Salu K George, Sreejith Ravi, Musthafa and Neeraja.
‘The Gambinos’ is the story of a crime family based in the Malabar region. The title is inspired from the dreadful Gambino crime family that dominate organized crime crime activities in the US. According to the makers, it is not a typical crime-action movie that revolves around murders and bloodshed.
The movie attempts to showcase the emotional statuses of crime families, their personal struggles and the illegal activities they carry out. The story about the relationships in crime families is brought together through a character called Mamma, played by Radikaa, and the two generations that come after her. Radikaa and her four sons are referred to by the police department as the Gambinos after the original crime family.
Director Girish is a product of the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles and and SAE Film School in New Zealand. His debut movie’s script is written by Sakkir Madathil. Elban Krishna is the DOP and music department is handled by Jakes Bejoy of ‘Ranam’ and ‘Dhuruvangal 16’ fame.
‘The Gambinos’ is produced by an Australian based film company, Kangaroo Broadcasting. Shoot for the movie has been wrapped. An official announcement regarding the release date is expected to be made soon.