When it comes to renowned bands like The Archies, there is frequently a lot of excitement surrounding the release of new albums. The Archies have a long history and have won over admirers all over the world with their classic songs. After much anticipation, we are now able to reveal some wonderful news: The Archies are getting ready to release a new album. We’ll go into more depth about the release date, what to anticipate from this legendary band, and why music fans are so ecstatic about this news in this blog.
The Archies Overview
|Release Date||7 December 2023|
|Genre||Comedy, Musical, Romance|
|Cast||Suhana Khan, Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Khushi Kapoor, Agastya Nanda, Vedang Raina, Yuvraj Menda|
|Writer||Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar, Ayesha Devitre|
|Music Anchor||Tiwari, Islanders|
|Producer||Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar, Sharad Devarajan|
|Production||Tiger Baby Films, Archie Comics, Graphic India|
What’s The Archies about?
The Archies is a coming-of-age musical that follows the lives of the community’s favorite group of kids, Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, Ethel, and Dilton. It is set in 1960s India in a fictional town called Riverdale. The peculiar Anglo-Indian community serves as the lens through which The Archies investigate friendship, independence, love, heartbreak, and rebellion.
These Archies will also leave their musical mark, much like their forebears did (the original Archies released the classic earworm “Sugar, Sugar”). The cast even gave the Tudum crowd a little preview of one of their concerts.
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The Archies Release Date
On December 7, Netflix will release the film, which is based on the well-known American comics of the same name. The cast of The Archies made the official release date announcement live on a billboard on Mumbai’s Western Express Highway. A countdown clock that displays the number of days until the movie’s release may be seen on the billboard.
They all uploaded videos to Instagram. Suhana appeared in the video sporting a grey crop top and jeans. Khushi was dressed in a gray sweater and pants. Agastya Nanda chose to wear a blue jacket, denim, and a white T-shirt. Vedang selected a grey ensemble, while Mihir and Yuvraj chose casual white clothing. Aditi was spotted wearing a red and black ensemble.
The Archies – Star Cast
For those of you living under a rock, several new stars will make their Bollywood debut in The Archies. In the popular comic book adaptation for Indian audiences, Dot will play Ethel Muggs alongside Agastya Nanda as the endearing and gifted Archie Andrews, Khushi Kapoor as Betty Cooper, Mihir Ahuja as the always-hungry Jughead Jones, Suhana Khan as Veronica Lodge, Vedang Raina as Reggie Mantle, and Yuvraj Menda as Dilton Doiley.
Making An Adaption
In an interview with Film Companion, Zoya discussed adapting work and stated, “When I was approached to do this, I didn’t want to do a modern perspective. First of all, Riverdale has succeeded. Second, I have no personal experience with Archies. My impression of Archies is of a simpler, more innocent, kinder era when little was more. I desired to return to that. Finding a method to make the comic’s core message relevant to today’s young adults was important to me.
In the film, Suhana will play Veronica Lodge, Agastya will play Archie Andrews and Khushi Kapoor will play Betty Cooper. Vedang Raina, Yuvraj Menda, Mihir Ahuja, and Aditi Dot will all play Reggie Mantle, Dilton Doiley, Jughead Jones, and Ethel Muggs, respectively.
Zoya Akhtar has directed
It is now Zoya Akhtar’s turn to star kids in ‘The Archies’ with hits like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD), Dil Dhadakne Do, and Gully Boy. The audience’s reaction to these fresh faces will have to wait to be seen. Along with handling the film’s direction, Zoya Akhtar co-wrote the script with Reema Kagti and Ayesha Devitre.