FILM – The new British Comedy Amar, Akbar and Tony released on April 17th
Amar, Akbar and Tony explores the predicaments that face its lead trio – Amar (Rez Kempton) is a Sikh whose promising career gets derailed, Tony an Irish Catholic (Martin Delaney) is in love with the wrong woman, while Akbar (Sam Vincenti) a Muslim, is an ambitious charmer with the gift of the gab and all belong to the multicultural Britain of the present. Interracial relationships, strong female leads, surprise storylines and not one arranged marriage in sight, ensure this film is a real reflection of modern Britain. This British independent films cast offers a mix of familiar faces and some of the coolest up and coming talent in the UK including Karen David (ABC’s Galavant), Laura Aikman (Waterloo Road), Goldy Notay (Sex in the City II), Ace Bhatti (Eastenders), Mark Moraghan (Holby City), Tanveer Ghani (Trial and Retribution), Meera Syal (Goodness Gracious Me) and Nina Wadia (Eastenders).
Martin Delaney is no stranger to TV and has an impressive list of credits to his name, including starring in Family Affairs for 3 years, New Zealand’s Shortland Street, Casualty, Robin Hood, the BAFTA winning comedy Him & Her and Two Pints of Lager. On the big screen Martin has enjoyed roles in Flags of Our Fathers, directed by Clint Eastwood, the Oscar winning Zero Dark Thirty and more. Now he is filming the Bonded by Blood 2 and is about to release his directorial debut Queens Mile. Martin has also just been cast in the new Hollywood feature Now You See Me, the second act alongside Dave Franco and Daniel Radcliffe.
Rez Kempton has an equally commendable acting portfolio, including Merchant Ivory’s film The Mystic Masseur, BBC’s Spooks, BAFTA winner Bart Layton’s Banged Up Abroad, John Sullivan’s Roger Roger, Lee Evans’ So What Now? and Channel 4’s critically acclaimed Adha Cup. His film career has included award-winning films like Sharp Cookies, The Mel and Wendi House, UMAR and the hit family comedy Hari Puttar. Rez also stars in the upcoming movie Monsoon Tide.
Goldy Notay is a well known face and starred in the British TV drama Silent Witness, Holby City and the American show Warehouse 13. Goldy goes from wearing a burka in Sex and The City 2 to a very sexy scene in this new comedy. The original starred Shabana Azmi, who later played Goldy’s mother in It’s a Wonderful Afterlife. Goldy Notay stars as Sonia, Amar’s sister. This beautiful actress is about to play a child bride grooming her own daughter for child marriage in the film Red River, written, produced and directed by Emma Lindley.