After an incredible 5 week run in UK cinemas, holding its own against blockbusters such as ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and ‘Fast & Furious 7’, independent British comedy ‘Amar Akbar & Tony’ receives it’s VOD release on November 2nd .
Described as an indie flick ‘…with both brains and heart” (Radio Times) and a “Brit of a laugh” (Mirror Newspaper), this enjoyable coming of age tale offers “entertaining visual set pieces and a moral of friendship” (Sight & Sound) and was deemed “crucially representative of an entire generation” by HeyUGuys.
This unique film marries the storytelling styles of UK independent cinema with that of the Bollywood narrative, to bring a wonderful insight into the multicultural Britain of today as a Sikh (Amar), a Muslim (Akbar) and an Irish Catholic (Tony) come of age, cause chaos and fall in love in in contemporary London.
Amar Akbar & Tony offers a refreshing and original depiction of the Asian community onscreen and is a ‘feel good flick that breaks the boundaries of South Asian representation’ (Asiana). ‘The film delivers on all accounts’ and is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Robert K Stephen, Toronto)
The cast boasts a host of familiar faces along with some of the hottest new talent in the UK including Meera Syal, Nina Wadia, Karen David (ABC’s Galavant), Laura Aikman (Bluestone 42) , Martin Delaney (Zero Dark Thirty), Rez Kempton (Mystic Masseur), Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones), Mark Moraghan (Allies) and Goldy Notay (Sex and the City 2).
‘Amar Akbar & Tony’ Writer and Director Atul Malhotra trained at Granada Television. His short film ‘If It Don’t Kill Ya’ – won rave reviews on the festival circuit before Atul went on to produce and direct a wide range of documentaries, comedy and entertainment content for all the main TV channels in the UK.
Amar, Akbar & Tony is released on VOD on November 2nd and will be available on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Blinkbox, Virgin Media Cable, Virgin Media Online Movies, Talk Talk Cable, Eirecom Cable and Google Play.
Source: Catherine Lyn Scott