“The Archies explores the idealism and rebellion of the 1960s”- Zoya Akhtar

The Archies is all set to make its OTT appearance on the 7th of December on Netflix. The official trailer of the film was released yesterday, giving a sneak peek into the imaginary village Riverdale. Zoya Akhtar is directing the film, which is based on the famous American comic series of the same name. The live-action musical drama is set in the 1960s era reviving the favourite characters Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, Veronica Lodge, Betty Cooper and Reggie Mantle.
The film seeks to capture the idealism and rebellion of the 1960s era with a perfect blend of rational representation. In an interview with PTI, Zoya Akhtar also revealed the possible challenges they encountered while merging teenage innocence with contemporary issues. It was a task to create a wholesome movie with a mixture of potential young adult charm.
The film features Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor and Agastya Nanda in lead roles alongside others. They will also be making their debut in the film industry through The Archies.
The screenplay work is handled by Kagti, Zoya Akhtar and Ayesha Devitre Dhillion. It is designed in such a way that will not only revive old childhood memories but also accustom the new generation to the comic series. Kagti has also emphasised the importance of The Archies during the 60s as there was no television, internet and OTT. It clearly shows the relevance of the characters and the time during that period.
The filmmaker has also expressed the enthusiasm newcomers are putting in. She expressed this energy as refreshing and contagious. The Archies embark on a gruesome journey by adjoining the old times with a touch of modern mechanisms.