Netflix’s Next Indian Musical Drama The Archies from director Zoya Akhtar has defined its cast. The set, which stars characters from the iconic Archie Comics franchise, includes emerging talents such as Mihir Ahuja (Bard of Blood), Khushi Kapoor (The Garhwal Rifles) and Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter, Suhana Khan, in a role but.
Set in the 1960s, the film will also star Dot, Yuvraj Menda, Agastya Nanda and Vedang Raina. The cast is officially revealed in a new video, which offers a glimpse into the world Akhtar promises to bring to life for audiences everywhere. You can see it here:
Netflix bills the film, which comes from Akhtar’s Tiger Baby Films, as a “musical experience full of youth, rebellion, friendships, first loves and all things young adulthood it still promises to have.” something for every generation”.
It is expected to launch on the streamer in 2023.
Director Akhtar is known for lively romantic music themed around Mumbai’s hip-cop culture in 2020 Ravine boy.
For Netflix India, The Archies will enter an increasingly competitive Indian streaming space. Over the past few weeks, ZEE5 and Amazon Prime Video have unveiled major film and TV slates featuring key talent from the multilingual country – Akhtar and Tiger Baby co-founder Reema Kagti are working with Excel Media to produce a killer drama serial Dahar for Amazon, for example.
But the appeal of Indian content around the world is clearly growing and last week Netflix informed journalists that Gangubai Kathiawadi had become the first non-English language film from the APAC region to top its film charts in 2022 and the first since the Thai film All the truth in 2021. Gangubai Kathiawadi was watched for 13.81 million cumulative hours within a week of its release.