The Archies

The Archies


Original Title: द आर्चीज़

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November 24, 2023

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A group of friends create a band together as they make their way through their teens in the 1960s

In 1960s India, a group of friends come together to form a band, The Archies, as they move through their vibrant teenage years, exploring love, friendship, and the wonders of life together. 

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What to know

Acclaimed film director Zoya Akhtar steps behind the camera for Netflix’s Bollywood-style adaptation of the Archie comics 

The Archies is an upcoming Indian coming-of-age live-action musical comedy produced by Tiger Baby Films and Graphic India for a Netflix distribution. The film is based on the Archie comics created by Bob Montana and John L. Goldwater, who also received writing credits on the film. Other screenplay writers include Ayesha DeVitre, Reema Kagti, and the film’s director, Zoya Akhtar. Her previous works include Gully Boy and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Poornamrita Singh designs the film’s costumes, having previously used her talents for Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, Life of Pi, and Akhtar’s Gully Boy

The film is based on the fictional rock band The Archies, who appear in the Archie comics and features the main characters Archie Andrews, Reggie Mantle, Forsythe ‘Jughead’ Jones, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, and Kevin Keller. The cast of The Archies is made up of young talent, including singer and musician Aditi Dot, Agastya Nanda in his first on-screen role, Khushi Kapoor, Vedang Raina, and model-actor Mihir Ahuja. Bollywood icon Shahrukh Khan’s daughter, Suhana Khan, also stars in the film alongside Yuvraj Menda.

Production News

  • 2018-03-07
    • Graphic India and Archie Comics announce they are collaborating on a live-action musical film adaptation of The Archies. (Source: Variety
  • 2021-11-10
    • Zoya Akhtar is announced as the film’s director. It is also confirmed the film will be distributed by Netflix. (Source: Variety
  • 2022-05-15
    • A first look photo and a casting announcement is released, revealing the young up-and-coming actors in 1960s costumes. (Source: The Indian Express
  • 2022-12-19
    • Production wraps on the film. (Source: Variety)


Romance, Comedy, Drama


2h 21min

Production country

United States, India


Zoya Akhtar


Agastya Nanda
Archie Andrews
Ethel Muggs
Khushi Kapoor
Betty Cooper
Suhana Khan
Veronica Lodge
Mihir Ahuja
Jughead Jones
Vedang Raina
Reggie Mantle
Yuvraj Menda
Dilton Doiley