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Amar Akbar & Tony

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 2014
  • Atul Malhotra
  • 96 mins
  • 15

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.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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AmarRez Kempton
AkbarSam Vincenti
TonyMartin Delaney
MeeraKaren David
SamanthaLaura Aikman
SoniaGoldy Notay
SeemaNina Wadia
HoneyMeera Syal
RichaAmrita Acharia

Crew

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DirectorAtul Malhotra

Details

Theatrical distributor
Sash Media Ltd
Released on
2015-04-17
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity, sexual references.
Formats
Colour
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