All ’90s kids can prepare to go on a nostalgic ride as Archie Andrews and his friends return, but with a twist. Archies world gets Indian adaptation Directed by Zoya Akhtar. The film features a cast including newcomer Agastya Nanda (Amitabh BachchanSuhana Khan (daughter of Shah Rukh Khan), and Khushi Kapoor (Wednesdaydaughter). Netflix released the first look of the movie on Saturday.
Sharing the joke on Twitter, Netflix wrote, “The sun is shining and the news is out! Come meet your new friends. Introducing the cast of The Archies, directed by the wonderful Zoya Akhtar.” The Archies is set to be a 1960s music group.
All three guys look like their counterparts from the comics, but with notable modifications. Suhana has long black hair, like Veronica, while Khushi sports her hair. Agastya didn’t have Archie’s famous red hair, but his locks appear to have been curled up in character’s style with a slight red tinge.
The movie’s official tagline reads, “A musical experience full of youth, rebellion, friendships, first love and everything young, still promises to have something for every generation. We can’t wait to see the new kids in the building!” The video ad features a musical score by Angkor Tiwari running in the background.
Suhana’s first acting debut has always been rumored. She first spoke about her ambitions in a 2018 Vogue interview. “I don’t think there was a single moment I decided. Since I was young, I’ve been doing all these accents and impressions. But my parents only realized I was serious about acting when they saw me performing for the first time. I used to play Miranda in a school performance of Storm Storm,” she said. “.
The Archies began production in April, and producer Rima Kagti shared a list from the first day of filming, writing on Instagram, “Firing for Archie, Tiger Baby’s first solo production #partnerincrimezoieakhtarNetflix has begun.”
Zoya Akhtar had previously said that comedy was a part of her childhood and teenage years. “I am so excited to have the opportunity to bring The Archies back to life. It was a huge part of my childhood and teenage years. The characters are so iconic and universally likable, which is why I get a little nervous. I have to make sure the movie evokes nostalgia for a generation that grew up on comedy. Yet it resonates with young people today,” Akhtar said in a statement.
The Archies, starring Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Vedang Raina and Yuvraj Menda, will be broadcast on Netflix in 2023.