Zoya Akhtar has directed the much-awaited film based on the Archie comics.
Finally, the day is arriving when Zoya Akhtar's The Archies is set to premiere. The film, based on the popular comic book series, sees a list of newcomers foraying into Bollywood, including Agastya Nanda, Khushi Kapoor, Suhana Khan, Vedang Raina, Mihir Ahuja, Aditi Saigal, and Yuvraj Menda. The Archies will premiere on Netflix this Thursday, December 7, 2023. The film has been among the most anticipated films of 2023, with the comics getting a movie adaptation for the first time in the world.
A glimpse into 1960s Riverdale in India
In the film, as developers plot to demolish a much-loved park in 1960s India, Archie and the gang deal with love, friendship, and Riverdale's destiny. The film has these actors playing the following roles: Agastya Nanda as Archie Andrews; Mihir Ahuja as Jughead Jones; Vedang Raina as Reggie Mantle; Khushi Kapoor as Betty Cooper; Suhana Khan as Veronica Lodge; Aditi Saigal as Ethel Muggs; and Yuvraj Menda as Dilton Doiley.
Check out the trailer below:
A nostalgic journey through time
Meanwhile, apart from the star cast and the whole vibe, the music of The Archies has caught the attention of many. The teen film adaptation will take viewers back in time. The film's score, created by renowned songwriters Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Ankur Tewari, and others, mirrors the era of transformation. The bilingual jazz, swing, and rock tracks are filled with energy, and the vocals of Dot and Tejas steal the show. Dot's calming vocals on the four Dear Diary tracks are particularly noteworthy. She also really comes into her own on the energetic Dhishoom Dhishoom, which has a fearless brass section and an inspiring chorus.
Take a look at the Dhishoom Dhishoom song below:
The Archies has an interesting supporting cast, including Koel Purie, Santana Roach, Tara Sharma, Vinay Pathak, Luke Kenny, and Alyy Khan.
Reema Kagti and Zoya have penned the screenplay with Ayesha Devitre Dhillon, while the dialogues are by Farhan Akhtar. The lyrics for the song are by Javed Akhtar.