On May 14, filmmaker Zoya Akhtar and Netflix announced a new film based on The Archies Comics. Zoya Akhtar made us all happy as she announced the Bollywood version of The Archies.
The show is an Indian adaptation of characters and stories from Archie’s comics and will mark the debut of Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan, Sridevi’s younger daughter Khushi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda, with the upcoming film receiving mixed reviews. Reactions have been pouring in on social media ever since its announcement.
Zoya shared a poster and a short first look teaser of the show on Instagram on Saturday morning. The poster shows the ensemble posing in a wooded field, in 1960s costume.
The minute-and-a-half video, set to the tune of an original track by Ankur Tewari, shows the film’s setting in the 1960s. The Archies, which went into production last month, has been described as a “musical drama-packed of youth, rebellion, friendships and first loves”.
Sharing the sneak peek on Twitter, Netflix wrote: “The sun is out, the news is out! Come meet your new friends. I present to you the cast of The Archies, directed by the fantastic Zoya Akhtar.” The Archies is meant to be a musical set in the ’60s.
Here’s how netizens have reacted to it.
Earlier, Shah Rukh had posted, “And remember @suhanakhan2 you are never going to be perfect….but being yourself is the closest to that. Be kind and giving as an actor….the brickbats and applause is not yours to keep….the part of you that gets left behind on screen will always belong to you….u have come a long way baby….but the road to peoples heart is unending…..stride forth and make as many smile as you can. Now let there be Light….Camera and Action! Signed Another Actor.”