After an incredible five-week run in UK cinemas, holding its own against blockbusters such as ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and ‘Fast & Furious 7’, both fans of the film and those that missed Brit-flick ‘Amar Akbar & Tony’ now have the chance to catch it again.
Described as an indie flick “…with both brains and heart” (Radio Times), this enjoyable coming of age tale is fun yet inspirational, with a meaningful message.
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 contemporary London.
‘Amar Akbar & Tony’ offers a refreshing and original depiction of the Asian community onscreen, opening in April this year to rave reviews and jam packed screens. ‘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 glowing 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’ will release on Video On Demand (VOD) on 2nd November and will be available on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Blinkbox, Virgin Media Cable, Virgin Media Online Movies, Talk Talk Cable, Eircom Cable and Google Play.