13. July 2015 · Comments Off on Deepa Mehta’s ‘Beeba Boys’ · Categories: Feature Films · Tags: , , , , , , ,

si-mehta-deepa-getty-84114342Culture and Crime clash violently when five young charismatic Sikh gangsters vie to take over the Vancouver drug and arms scene in Deepa Mehta‘s Beeba Boys.

Beeba Boys is a ferocious, fast-paced story inspired by real incidents and characters. It takes us inside the world of Jeet Johar, a loving single father, a dutiful son, a proud, observant Sikh and a ruthless gangster managing a team of stylish, charismatic but brutal and unforgiving young men. Competing with rival gangs for increasingly shrinking turf, Jeet is under pressure that only increases when he falls for a beautiful blond juror at his murder trial and takes under his wing a new member with a suspicious background. — Twitch

Shot in Vancouver, the film stars Randeep Hooda, Sarah Allen, Waris Ahluwalia, Paul Gross, and Ali Momen star and is scheduled to open theatrically in October 2015. Here’s a trailer.

Deepa Mehta at TIFF 2015, video produced by THE NOMADS.

22. May 2015 · Comments Off on Sanjay Talreja’s ‘Surkhaab’ · Categories: Feature Films · Tags: , , , , , , ,

4Shot on location in Toronto and Chandigarh, Toronto-based writer/director Sanjay Talreja‘s feature film debut Surkhaab is described as “a week in the life of a human being trafficked.”

“Jeet, has spent her formative years training hard to become a state level Judo champion. The discipline required has made Jeet into a straight shooter, who is unafraid to say things as they are. Now, trying to adjust to a life after sports, she finds herself tackling the chauvinistic and corrupt world of a life in a village in Punjab… Although she has no trust in them, Jeet is forced to ask the help of the local hustler Balbir and his nephew Kuldeep. Through them she obtains a counterfeit visa to come to see her brother in Toronto.” – Surkhaab Press Kit

The film has recently won Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director awards at the London International Film Festival, the Remi Platinum Award for Best Feature at the Houston World Fest and Best Producers at the Madrid Film Festival. Here’s the trailer.

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