May 14 : Zoya Akhtar has revealed the first look of the much-anticipated film Archies. The filmmaker shared a teaser video and a poster of the Netflix film on her Instagram handle today.
The film is an Indian adaptation of the stories and characters from the age-old Archie Comics. The film will mark the debut of Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan, Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda, and Sridevi’s younger daughter Khushi Kapoor.
The first look poster shared by Zoya features the lead characters in their 1960s’ avatar, posing in a wood. All their picnic stuff can be seen around them. The characters have been played by Agastya Nanda, Khushi Kapoor, Suhana Khan, Mihir Ahuja, Dot, and Vedang Raina. The Archies will stream on Netflix in 2023. Sharing the poster, Zoya wrote, “Get ready to take a trip down memory lane 'cause The Archies is coming soon only on @netflix_in.”
The Archies teaser features first looks of Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda, Khushi Kapoor
The teaser video gave glimpses of the first look of the The Archies characters. They were seen goofing around and having fun on the sets as a peppy song played in the background. Sharing the teaser on Instagram, Zoya wrote, “Ain't nothing like old school. Grab your gang 'cause the Archies are coming soon on @netflix_in!”
The film reportedly features Agastya as Archie, while Suhana plays Veronica, and Khushi can be seen as Betty.
Reacting to the teaser, Agastya’s sister Navya Naveli Nanda dropped a heart in the comment section. Fans were overwhelmed as several of them wrote, “Finally!” Another said, “Omg looks great.” Many wrote, “Loved it.”
Zoya had announced the film in November last year. It went on floors last month. Based on the popular comic series, The Archies, Zoya’s directorial is jointly produced by Reema Kagti and Zoya.
In November last year, Netflix had announced that Zoya Akhtar was all set to bring the Archie Comics to life in a new film. The streamer took to its official Instagram account and shared the news. Netflix India wrote, “Get your milkshakes ready because Archie and the gang are about to get down and desi in ‘The Archies’. A coming-of-age musical drama directed by @zoieakhtar. Coming soon to Netflix! #TheArchiesOnNetflix.” The musical drama will be set in the 1960s.
In a statement, Zoya had expressed her excitement and said that she is “super excited” to helm the project. “It was a large part of my childhood and teenage years. The characters are iconic and globally loved, which is also why I am a little nervous. I have to make sure the film stokes the nostalgia of a generation that grew up on the comic and yet resonates with the young adults today,” she said.