The Archies 2023: Release date, Review, Storyline & Everything You Need to Know About it

Get to know the talented actors bringing the iconic Archie Comics characters to life

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    Highly Anticipated Hindi Teen-Musical Comedy Film 'The Archies' Draws Inspiration from the Legendary American Comic Book Series. Produced by Tiger Baby Productions and helmed by director Zoya Akhtar, this Netflix original features a talented ensemble cast including Mihir Ahuja, Aditi "Dot" Saigal, Khushi Kapoor, Suhana Khan, Yuvraj Menda, Agastya Nanda, and Vedang Raina. Mark your calendars for its grand release on Netflix on December 7, 2023.


    Set against the backdrop of 1960s India, in the make-believe town of Riverdale, "The Archies" unfolds as a heartwarming coming-of-age musical. It invites us into the lives of a group of beloved local teenagers: Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, Ethel, and Dilton. This endearing story, viewed through the prism of the distinctive Anglo-Indian community, delves into the themes of camaraderie, independence, romance, heartache, and youthful defiance.

    Overview Table

    Film NameThe Archies
    Release date7th December 2023
    Directed byZoya Akhtar
    • Agastya Nanda
    • Suhana Khan
    • Khushi Kapoor
    • Mihir Ahuja
    • Vedang Raina
    • Aditi "Dot" Saigal
    • Yuvraj Menda
    Distributed byNetflix
    Production CompanyTiger Baby Films

    Nostalgia Rekindled

    For those who grew up in the 90s, "The Archies" cartoons and comics were a cherished part of their childhood. The arrival of "Riverdale" on Netflix reignited the passion for this beloved franchise, making it one of the most talked-about shows on the platform. Now, Zoya Akhtar is bringing an Indian twist to "The Archies" with a Hindi musical adaptation.

    Teaser Teases

    During the Netflix Tudum 2023, a worldwide event, fans were treated to a tantalizing teaser for "The Archies." The teaser not only unveiled the cast but also provided a glimpse into the tantalizing world of this Indian adaptation. The cast, including Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, Agastya Nanda, Mihir Ahuja, Aditi "DOT" Saigal, Yuvraj Menda, and Vedang Raina, showcased their talents in a brief musical interlude.


    The teaser, steeped in musicality, provides a sneak peek into the 'Indian' world of the Archies comics. Set in 1964, the film will revolve around the lives of seven school friends residing in the fictional hill station of Riverdale in India as they navigate the challenges of friendship, heartbreak, and teenage life.

    Meet the Cast

    • Agastya Nanda as  Archie Andrews.
    • Khushi Kapoor  as Betty Cooper.
    •  Suhana Khan as  Veronica Lodge 
    •  Mihir Ahuja as Jughead Jones.
    •  Aditi "DOT" Saigal will play Midge Klump.
    •  Yuvraj Menda will assume the character of Dilton Doiley.
    •  Vedang Raina will step into the shoes of Reggie Mantle.

    Marketing Marvel

    Netflix created a buzz by announcing the cast on May 14, 2022. The teaser, unveiled during the Tudum 2023 event in São Paulo on June 18, 2023, was accompanied by a lively dance performance by the cast, further adding to the anticipation surrounding "The Archies.

    Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) 

    1. Who is the director of "The Archies"?

     Ans: The film is directed by the renowned filmmaker Zoya Akhtar.

    2. Is "The Archies" related to the American TV series "Riverdale"?

    Ans: While "The Archies" draws inspiration from the same comic book series as "Riverdale," it offers a unique Bollywood twist and is set in 1960s India, providing a fresh and distinct take on the characters and storyline.

    3. How can I watch "The Archies"?

    Ans: "The Archies" will be available for streaming exclusively on Netflix, so you can watch it on the platform once it's released on December 7, 2023.

     4. Is this the first Indian adaptation of the Archies comic series?

    Ans: Yes, "The Archies: A Bollywood Twist on a Timeless Classic" is the first Indian adaptation of the iconic Archies comic book series.

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