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Beeba Boys

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103 minutes – Drama
Canadian release date: October 16, 2015
Film Festival release: September 13 (World Premiere at TIFF)
US release date: TBA
Canadian Distributor: Mongrel Media

Trailer & Poster courtesy of Mongrel Media

Set in present day Vancouver, within the contained world, or in this case, the underworld populated by a small handful of Indo-Canadians, we watch as a battle unfolds between two families. If this sounds a bit like The Godfather, it might actually be closer to Goodfellas. The exact translation of Beeba Boys is Good Boys, and like the the earlier film, a certain amount of the gangster code is expressed in the cars they drive, the clothes they wear and the woman they keep, almost as pets. The war is also generational. The young boys wanting to overthrow the older, wiser, more experienced local crime boss. There is a seering reality to the film thanks in part to the film’s producer and its director spending time in Vancouver interviewing an ex-gangster and much of the film is based on real events. A statistic in the pess notes states that in a ten year period, 100 young Indo-Canadian men have been slain. The film is also stylish, in places it exudes the rythym and joy of the culture, and yet it is as brutal, graphic and violent as the best films from this genre.



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Crew:
Producer:David Hamilton
Executive Producer:

Anthony Hoxon
Hussain Amarshi
David Hamilton

Line Producer:

Whitney Brown
Michael Williams

Director:

Deepa Mehta

Screenwriter:

Deepa Mehta

Cinematographer:

Karim Hussain CSC

Editor:

Colin Monie

Composer:

Manjeet Ral
Mychael Danna
Biggi Hilmars (Additional music)

Production Designer:

Arv Grewal
Paul McCulloch

Art Director:

David Best

Costume Designer:

Joanne Hansen

Cast:Roles:

Randeep Hooda
Ali Momen
Sarah Allen
Waris Ahluwalia
Ali Kazmi
Steve Dhillon
Jag Bal
Gabe Grey
Dileep Rao
Balinder Jahal
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Samir Amarshi
Gia Sandhu
Monika Deol
Gulshan Grover
Paul Gross
Raymond Ablack
Jason Cermak
Curtis Lum
Erica Deutschman
Dan Lett
Gelsy Wong
Vieslav Krystyan
Anand Rajaram
Nick Stojanovic
Troy Blundell
Rup Magon
Meegwun Fairbrother

Jeet
Nep
Katya Drobot
Manny
Guri
Harry
Jazz
Lovely
Kash Sood
Mrs. Johar / Mommyji
Mr. Johar / Papaji
Peter Johar
Choti Grewal
Pinky Grewal
Robbie Grewal
Jamie
Grewal’s Gangster 2
Supreme Court Reporter
Jimmy Choo
Lucky’s Girl
Blonski
Laura Ing
Katya’s Tatus
Punju
Homophobic boy
Cop 1
Lucky Singh
Prisoner