‘The Archies’ trailer is out. After keeping fans on their toes for a long, the makers finally released the interesting trailer of the upcoming film. The movie directed by Zoya Akhtar will take you back to the comic world of Archies with a great ensemble cast including Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, Agastya Nanda alongside Vedang Raina, Mihir Ahuja, Yuvraj Menda and Aditi Dot.
The trailer takes fans back to 1906 when Riverdale welcomed teenagers Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Dilton, Ethel, Moose and others. They spent their time skating, dancing and romancing. Their idyllic life in the town changes when Veronica’s father begins to take over his business expansion plans. While everyone hates Veronica for not trying to intervene and stop her father, they later team up to protect their home.
Starting from highlighting the lives of these students at Riverdale to the college romance and their struggles and activism, everything makes the story relevant. Other than this, the characters will also serve as nostalgia to readers of the comic books.
Check out The Archies Trailer here:
The Archies has already released two songs — Va Va Vroom and Sunoh. Both the songs have been penned by Javed Akhtar. While Sunoh has been composed by Ankur Tiwari, Va Va Vroom is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
Last month, speaking at the Bollywood Hungama OTT India Fest 2023, Zoya explained the reason she chose to opt for newcomers for the film. “We were clear that we wanted newcomers because they are such iconic characters and getting anybody who is already very well-known would bring their baggage onto it or their image onto it, good or bad. Also, they (characters) are 17-year-old in the film, so we needed kids that were teenagers,” the filmmaker said.
Zoya said when streamer Netflix made her “an offer” to adapt and set the popular comics in India, the “Gully Boy” director said she couldn’t refuse. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do next, they got ‘Archies’ to me, which is one of our favourite comics, I grew up on this. I was like, ‘How can I take this, retain its essence and make it from India?’ “Since it’s a global IP, I need to be able to take something from here and do it in a language that retains its original essence and speaks to kids today. We were excited about that. We have done whatever we wanted to and now we are getting scared, as always,” she added.