The Archies has recently been a popular topic of discussion among Bollywood fans for all the good and nostalgic reasons. This highly anticipated film has already released its trailer and two groovy songs, giving a nostalgic nod to the popular comic book.
With the vibes of 60s rock and roll, the trailer released on November 9, 2023, and introduced several newcomers. Featuring Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, Agastya Nanda, Vedang Raina, Mihir Ahuja, Yuvraj Menda, and Aditi ‘Dot’ Saigal. However, the buzz doesn’t stop there, as recent reports suggest there will be a special cameo by Shah Rukh Khan. Sources further state it’s a hush-hush affair to keep it a special surprise.
Check The Archies trailer out here:
The Archies cast: Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda, Khushi Kapoor, Vedang Raina & more
It is still unsure whether or not Shah Rukh Khan will star in the film, but what’s known is the film’s premise and its cast. The Archies is set against the backdrop of a fictional town called Riverdale in 60s India. It’s a coming-of-age musical that dives into the lives of the town’s favorite teenagers – Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, Ethel, and Dilton.
Suhana Khan as Veronica Lodge
Veronica Lodge, the richest girl in town, exudes trendiness and confidence. With a rare ‘je ne sais quoi’ element, she stands out in the Riverdale’s old-world charm.
Agastya Nanda as Archie Andrews
The charming and sweet teenage Casanova has a passion for music. He is also part of the infamous love triangle, as he is conflicted between choosing Betty or Veronica. His selfless and loyal nature often lands him trouble. However, his heart-on-sleeve approach saves him.
Rest of the cast: From Khushi Kapoor to Dot
Khushi Kapoor as Betty Cooper
Betty Cooper, the adorable girl next door, is determined, kind, and a reliable friend. Her love for journaling, working at her dad’s bookstore, and assisting her mom with baking paints makes her a lovable character.
Vedang Raina as Reggie Mantle
Reggie Mantle, the good-looking wisecracker, adds humor to the group. Self-absorbed and quick-witted, Reggie’s secret crush on Veronica doesn’t deter him from dating other girls in Riverdale.
Mihir Ahuja as Jughead Jones
Jughead Jones, who is Archie’s best pal and a foodie, is recognized by his appetite and unique headwear. He offers a witty and sharp contrast to his easygoing friend. Despite his fears of girls, Jughead is surprisingly clever and prefers marching to his own beat in the movie The Archies.
Dot as Ethel Muggs
Ethel Muggs is The Archies eccentric hair stylist and has ambitions for a bright future. Despite being underrated, she shines as a loyal friend within the narrative. Known for her sweet demeanor, Ethel shares her food generously with Jughead in an attempt to win his heart.
Yuvraj Menda as Dilton Doiley
Last but not the least, Dilton Doiley, the brilliant and fashionable teenager, impresses everyone with his intelligence. He constantly studies new subjects and works on new inventions. Additionally, Dilton harbors a secret that adds intrigue to the film.
The Archies is set to premiere on Netflix on December 7, 2023, promising a delightful, musical, and nostalgic cinematic experience.