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Amar Akbar Anthony Movie Review: Comical Extravaganza!

By Akhila Menon
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    Amar Akbar Anthony is the comical thriller which stars Prithviraj, Jayasurya, and Indrajith in the title roles. The movie marks the directorial debut of actor-singer-tv host Nadhirshah. Amar Akbar Anthony is produced by Alwin Antony and Dr. Zachariah Thomas, under the banners Ananya Films and United Global Media Entertainment.

    Amar Akbar Anthony Story

    Amar (Prithviraj), Akbar (Jayasurya) and Anthony (Indrajith) are three carefree youngsters who live in a colony in Mattancheri. They love to live the life in their own terms; to the much disappointment of their respective families.

    Then enter Jenny (Namitha Pramod) and the trio attempts to her. Meanwhile, they unknowingly become a part of certain incidents, which turn their lives upside down. What happens in the trio's life forms the rest of the story.

    Cast And Performance

    Prithviraj, who essays Amar has improved a lot in the case of comical timing, when compared to his earlier comical flicks. Jayasurya is brilliant as Akbar, and scores with the perfect comical timing, hilarious mannerisms, and dialect. Indrajith played Anthony to near perfection and manages to outshines his co-stars with his performance.

    Namitha Pramod, who plays Jenny, has nothing much to do in the movie. She has managed to share a good chemistry with Prithviraj. But the actress tends to overperform at certain points and needs to work on her acting skills.

    KPAC Lalitha deserves a special mention for her amazing comedy timing. The rest of the star cast, including Srinda Ashab, Bindu Panicker, Kalabhavan Shajohn, Sasi Kalinga, Ramesh Pisharady, Pradeep Kottayam, Dharmajan, Priyanka etc have played their parts well.

    Script And Direction

    Amar Akbar Anthony has the Nadhirshah touch in each and every point. The debutant filmmaker has succeeded in bringing out the best from his actors; without losing the grip over the high-dose comical situations.

    The script by debutante duo Bipin George-Vishnu Unnikrishnan is brilliant when it comes to the comical elements. The movie also discusses a social issue, which doesn't appeal the audience much. But the rich comical situations and racy climax makes the movie engaging.

    Technical Aspects

    Sujith Vasudev, the cinematographer has done a commendable job, by grasping the beauty of Kochi in to his frames. John Kutty's editing has helped in making the movie crispy till the end.

    Songs And Background Score

    Songs, which are composed by director Nadhirshah himself, are rhythmic and oozes energy. Background score is composed by National Award winner Bijibal compliments the narrative at most of the parts; but fails to appeal in certain points.


    Highly recommended if you are a fan of out-and-out comedy movies.

    Go through the slides for some candid pics and interesting details about the cast and crew...

    Prithviraj As Amar

    Prithviraj plays Amar, a carefree youngster with a flirty nature. The actor is sporting a very different get up in movie and will be speaking in Kochi dialect.

    Jayasurya As Akbar

    Jayasurya plays Akbar, a handicapped yet confident youngster. It is another different role from the talented actor.

    Indrajith As Anthony

    Indrajith plays Anthony, the best buddy of Amar and Akbar. It is yet another comical avathar of Indrajith, after a long gap.

    Namitha Pramod As Jenny

    Namitha Pramod is playing Jenny, a cinematic dancer who lives in Amar, Akbar and Anthony's colony.


    It is the directorial debut of Nadhirshah, the multi-faceted talent of M'town. The movie was announced in early 2013; but got delayed due to the busy schedule of the lead actors.

    Supporting Cast

    The movie features KPAC Lalitha, Bindu Panicker, Srinda Ashab,kalabhavan Shajohn, Ramesh Pisharady, Dharmajan, Priyanka etc in the supporting roles.

    Technical Aspects

    Sujith Vasudev handles the cinematography. John Kutty is the editor. Sameera Saneesh designs the costumes.


    Nadhirshah himself composes the songs. Bijibal, the National Award winner composes the background score.

    Production Banner

    The movie is jointly produced by Dr. Zachariah Thomas and Alwin Antony, under the banner United Global Media Entertainmets and Ananya Films.


    A perfect entertainer for the audience of all age groups.

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