Life under Western capitalism is gang warfare. An education in the ethnic tensions in British Columbia that dutifully implements the moral ambiguities central to the gangster film genre, but unfortunately misses the mark when it finally attempts to rework itself as a public service announcement about the real social epidemic of gang violence. A tad muddled overall, but a welcome relief from American Mafioso idolatry.
Deepa Mehta, director of the 'Elemental' trilogy and 'Midnight's Children', goes well out of her comfort zone to film this tale about a Sikh gangster waging war on a rival. The film is clichéd to the point of near self parody and plods along with little interest and contains performances that seem to have only been given one personality trait each. A disappointment from one of Canada's best known directors.
Review published at Next Projection [REVIEW] 35/100 - BEEBA BOYS (Deepa Mehta) Put candidly, Beeba Boys is a joke of a film, only marginally redeemed by its capacity to amuse. Read full review: http://nextprojection.com/2015/09/30/viff-beeba-boys-shiny-outside-completely-empty-within/