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Did Deepa Mehta just make a mobster movie?

Celebrated filmmaker Deepa Mehta knows how to keep audiences guessing. Her latest film, Beeba Boys, follows Sikh gangsters.

If there's one thing we can say for sure, it's that Deepa Mehta keeps us guessing. The celebrated director behind Water, Midnight's Children and Bollywood/Hollywood is back with a decidedly darker film — complete with ruthless gangsters, guns and explosions.

Mehta joins Shad to discuss Beeba Boys, a bloody mobster story set among Sikh gangs in Vancouver. She explains what attracted her to the violent genre, why the film is "thematically consistent" with her past work, and just how much fun she had directing high-speed chases. 

WEB EXTRA | Watch the official trailer for Beeba Boys, an official selection of TIFF 2015, below. 
 
"We're here. You can't ignore us." Director Deepa Mehta says her new gangster film is not thematically different from her earlier work. It's still about identity. (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)

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