The long-awaited official trailer for Zoya Akhtar’s The Archies was out today on the internet to great reviews. Now, superstar Shah Rukh Khan has praised the trailer on social media.
He took to X and wrote, “A contemporary subject with timeless characters #TheArchies… thrown into a world that is very fable-like. Zoya has created such an innocent and pristine quality to the film…. maybe just like our world could be with a more responsible outlook towards the environment. All the best to the entire team involved with this sweet and meaningful fun film!”
A contemporary subject with timeless characters #TheArchies… thrown into a world that is very fable like. Zoya has created such an innocent and pristine quality to the film….maybe just like our world could be with a more responsible outlook towards the environment. All the best… pic.twitter.com/kjg9UYpd5i
The Netflix film marks the acting debut of Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan, producer Boney Kapoor’s daughter Khushi Kapoor, and Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda.
It is a coming-of-age musical that follows the lives of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, Ethel, and Dilton who will take audiences to the fictional hilly town of Riverdale. The film explores friendship, freedom love, heartbreak, and rebellion.
Expressing excitement about the film, Zoya Akhtar said, “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. 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. It’s clean young adult content and was very fresh for Reema and me to work on. It’s also very exciting that a global IP chose the Indian film industry to make its first feature. Excited to get it out there.”
The Archies is scheduled to release on December 7 only on Netflix.