The highly-anticipated trailer for Zoya Akhtar’s Netflix film “The Archies” has finally been released, giving viewers a glimpse of what’s to come in the debut film of star kids Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda, and Khushi Kapoor. Based on the beloved Archie Comics, “The Archies” is a teen-musical film set in 1960s India, offering a coming-of-age story that explores romance, friendship, and the future of Riverdale.
In the trailer, we are introduced to the picturesque hill station of Riverdale, which is under threat from developers looking to destroy a beloved park. The film’s ensemble cast, led by newcomers Agastya Nanda as Archie Andrews, Khushi Kapoor as Betty Cooper, and Suhana Khan as Veronica Lodge, embarks on a journey filled with youthful passion, laughter, and emotions. The film, produced by Tiger Baby Productions and directed by Zoya Akhtar, brings the beloved characters from the Archie Comics to life in an Indian setting.
“The Archies” is generating significant buzz not only for its adaptation of the iconic comic book series but also for marking the Bollywood debut of star kids Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, and Agastya Nanda. Suhana Khan is the daughter of Gauri Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, Khushi Kapoor is the daughter of the late Sridevi and Boney Kapoor, and Agastya Nanda is the grandson of Jaya Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan.
The film aims to challenge stereotypes, with Zoya Akhtar addressing criticism regarding the casting of fair-skinned actors in the roles of the beloved comic book characters. Akhtar defended her choices, emphasizing that India’s beauty lies in its diversity, and the film celebrates that diversity by featuring Indian actors with varying skin tones.
“The Archies” is set to be released on Netflix on December 7, 2023. It promises to be a delightful and vibrant portrayal of a beloved American classic, reimagined in an Indian context, and is likely to create a buzz among fans of the Archie Comics and Indian cinema alike.