The trailer for Zoya Akhtar's The Archies, starring Aditi Dot, Agastya Nanda, Khushi Kapoor, Suhana Khan, Vedang Raina, Mihir Ahuja, Aditi Saigal, and Yuvraj Menda, was recently released by Netflix India. The movie is a collaborative effort between Tiger Baby, Graphic India, and Archie Comics.
The trailer unfolds a musical narrative led by seven charming characters from the beloved Archie comics, steering through the retro alleys of love, friendship, and youthful aspirations, the press statement said. The video signs off with a message - 'You are never too young to change the world.'
Speaking about the trailer, director Akhtar said that Archie Comics, Netflix, Tiger Baby and Graphic India were in complete sync and wanted the adaptation to be as wholesome as the original comic was. "Having spent a lot of my childhood living in an Archie Comic, I'm thrilled to introduce Riverdale to this generation. The characters are iconic, their teenage life innocent, the world simpler, a time when less was more. It is also very exciting that a global IP chose the India film industry to make its first feature," she said.
The film’s screenplay is written by Ayesha Devitre Dhillon, Reema Kagti, and Zoya Akhtar. Film's music was composed by Ankur Tiwari, The Islanders, Dot. and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The first song titled Sunoh was released in October 2023 and the second song titled Va Va Voom in November 2023.
Netflix's vice president for content, Monika Shergill, emphasized that the film is a family entertainer and said, “We set out with the ambition to make a live action film with an Indian twist, and Zoya and Reema were the perfect choice to bring the story to life. They are incredible storytellers and have made a film full of colour and heart, fantastic characters and toe-tapping songs."