Last month, director Zoya Akhtar announced that her launch vehicle for Bollywood’s next generation has finally begun shooting and now the first teaser announcing the cast of The Archies, Netflix’s musical-drama, is out.
The short teaser is set to a track by Ankur Tiwari and The Islanders and features the cast of the movie dancing around and generally having the best time in a hill station (the cast has been shooting in Ooty after all).
The teaser confirms the cast which features the children of some of the biggest stars in Bollywood, including Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan, late actor Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor’s daughter (and Janhvi Kapoor’s sister) Khushi Kapoor, and Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda. They are joined by Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Yuvraj Menda and Vedang Raina.
The director had announced the project late last year, saying, “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.”
We now know that the live-action adaptation of the comics is going to be set in the ’60s and will be far, far from the CW adaptation Riverdale.
The streaming giant released a little more information about what we can expect from the movie, “A musical experience bursting with youth, rebellion, friendships, first loves and everything young adult, it still promises to have something for every generation. The film has the iconic gang of The Archies at the center of it, and perfectly matches the youthful energy, hope and excitement of the sixties era.”
We can’t wait to go on a nostalgic trip with the cast of The Archies, what about you?