Source of inspiration
NOVEMBER 9 saw the release of the trailer for the highly-awaited Zoya Akhtar film The Archies, which gives viewers a peek into the wondrous world of the fictional town of Riverdale, where the movie is set.
The Bollywood film will stream on Netflix and features a number of notable debuts, including Suhana Khan, daughter of superstar Shah Rukh Khan; Agastya Nanda, grandson of Amitabh Bachchan; and Khushi Kapoor, daughter of producer Boney Kapoor and the late Sridevi.
The Tiger Baby production, an Indian adaptation of the American comic book series of the same name, lends a captivating look into the lives of seven teenagers in the picturesque hill station town in 1960s India.
The coming-of-age tale boasts a musical narrative that steers through the lanes of high school friendship, rebellion, and adolescent aspiration.
The story, co-written by Ayesha Devitre,
Reema Kagti and Akhtar, promises a delightful retelling of a timeless classic with a touch of originality.
The Archie comics, which released from 1941 onwards, has long been a source of inspiration for Indian cinema.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and Raj Kapoor’s Bobby (1972), which starred his son Rishi Kapoor in his introduction into the movies as a leading man alongside Dimple Kapadia, have included many recognisable tropes from the comic books.
Akhtar’s adaptation within the Anglo-Indian space has seemingly apt casting after hinting at having seen the essence of each character in the actors of the main cast, which include Archie (Agastya), Veronica (Suhana), Betty (Khushi), Jughead (Mihir Ahuja), Ethel (Aditi Dot), Reggie (Vedang Raina) and Dilton (Yuvraj Menda).
This convergence of talent guarantees the global audience an unforgettable movie experience. The Archies is set to release on December 7 worldwide.
African News Agency