Amar Akbar & Tony

Amar Akbar & Tony

Atul Malhotra (2014)

96min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A multicultural comedy drama, this follows three friends from different backgrounds as they navigate relationships, responsibilities and tragedy in contemporary West London. The film's focus is mainly on the British Asian community, but its exploration of the expectations of traditional families will be familiar to most who see it. The decision to combine light-hearted comedy with moments of very dark drama is daring, and the unflagged gear changes between the two can be quite jarring. But thanks to the charming chemistry between lead actors Rez Kempton, Sam Vincenti and Martin Delaney some of these bumps are smoothed over. Amar, Akbar and Tony may be three very different characters, but there is clearly a common thread between them, which which their relationship believable, particularly as things become more dramatic. Amid the tonal uncertainty and occasionally blunt stereotyping, this is a likeable coming-of-age tale with both brains and heart.

Summary

A Sikh, a Muslim and a Catholic living in London have been friends since childhood, and have led charmed, trouble-free lives. All this looks set to change as they find themselves faced with a series of unforeseen challenges that test their friendship to the limit. Comedy drama, with Rez Kempton, Sam Vincenti and Martin Delaney.

Cast & Crew

Amar Rez Kempton
Akbar Sam Vincenti
Tony Martin Delaney
Meera Karen David
Samantha Laura Aikman
Sonia Goldy Notay
Seema Nina Wadia
Honey Meera Syal
Richa Amrita Acharia
Director Atul Malhotra
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Sash Media LtdGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity, sexual references.Released on: 17 Apr 2015
Drama Comedy