Netflix’s upcoming Indian musical drama The Archies from director Zoya Akhtar has set its solid. The ensemble, who play characters from the enduring Archie Comics franchise, consists of rising expertise equivalent to Mihir Ahuja (Bard of Blood), Khushi Kapoor (The Garhwal Rifles) and Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan in a however function.
Set within the Sixties, the movie may even function Dot, Yuvraj Menda, Agastya Nanda and Vedang Raina. The solid is formally revealed in a brand new video, which presents a glimpse into the world that Akhtar guarantees to carry to life for audiences world wide. You can see it right here:
Netflix is billing the movie, which comes from Akhtar’s Tiger Baby Films, as a “musical experience bursting with youth, rebellion, friendships, first loves and everything young adult, it still promises to have something for every generation.”
It is ready to launch on the streamer in 2023.
Director Akhtar is thought for the buzzy 2020 Mumbai hip-cop culture-themed musical romantic Gully Boy.
For Netflix India, The Archies will enter into an more and more aggressive Indian streaming area. In the previous few weeks, ZEE5 and Amazon Prime Video have unveiled main movie and TV slates with key expertise from the multi-lingual nation — Akhtar and Tiger Baby co-founder Reema Kagti are working with Excel Media to supply serial killer drama Dahaar for Amazon, for instance.
But the enchantment of Indian content material globally is clearly rising and final week Netflix knowledgeable journalists that Gangubai Kathiawadi had turn into the primary non-English language movie from the APAC area to high its film charts in 2022 and the primary since Thai flick The Whole Truth in 2021. Gangubai Kathiawadi was watched for a cumulative 13.81 million hours within the week after its launch.