Mumbai: Makers of the upcoming film ‘The Archies’ on Tuesday announced the film’s official release date.
Helmed by Zoya Akhtar, the film stars Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan, Boney Kapoor’s daughter Khushi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda in the lead roles.
‘The Archies’ is all set to release on the OTT platform Netflix on December 7.
Taking to Instagram, Suhana Khan shared a video which she captioned, “The Archies are all set to arrive on December 7th!!#100DaysToGo.”
‘The Archies’, a coming-of-age musical, follows the lives of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, Ethel and Dilton who will take audiences to the fictional hilly town of Riverdale.
The film explores friendship, freedom, love, heartbreak and rebellion.
Makers announced the date of launch with a live billboard on Mumbai’s Western Express Highway.
The Indian adaptation of the beloved comics will see Dot play Ethel Muggs, Agastya Nanda as the charming and talented Archie Andrews, Khushi Kapoor take on the role of Betty Cooper, Mihir Ahuja as the always hungry Jughead Jones, Veronica Lodge portrayed by Suhana Khan, Heartthrob Reggie Mantle will be showcased by Vedang Raina and Yuvraj Menda will play Dilton Doiley.
Zoya recently unveiled the film’s teaser revealing that the film is set in 1964 in Riverdale, described on a railway sign as a “hill station,” a term dating back to colonial times that refers to a town located at a higher elevation than the nearby plain.
One of the transport links servicing the hill stations are small mountain railway trains running on narrow gauge tracks, known affectionately as “toy trains”, and the teaser opens with a shot of the top train puffing into Riverdale station. The Archies gang play music and dance at parties and classrooms while also enjoying their time outdoors.