The Archies 2023 Movie with Songs and Other Details

The Archies

“The Archies” is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language teen musical comedy film directed by Zoya Akhtar, who also produced the film alongside Reema Kagti under Tiger Baby Films and Sharad Devarajan under Graphic India. The movie revolves around the fictional music band associated with Archie Comics and features a cast including Agastya Nanda, Khushi Kapoor, Suhana Khan, Vedang Raina, Mihir Ahuja, Aditi “Dot” Saigal, and Yuvraj Menda.

The film adaptation of the Archie Comics had been in development since March 2018, with Zoya Akhtar officially announced as the director and producer in November 2021. After an extensive pre-production and casting process, the film was shot from April to December 2022 in Ooty, Mauritius, and Mumbai. Cinematography was handled by Nikos Andritsakis, and the music score was composed by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy and Jim Satya, with additional songs composed by Ankur Tewari, The Islanders, and Saigal.

“The Archies” premiered at the 54th International Film Festival of India on November 22, 2023, and was later released on Netflix on December 7, 2023. The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics.


Set in 1960s India, the movie follows Archie and the gang as they navigate romance, friendship, and the future of Riverdale, with developers threatening to destroy a beloved park.

Directed by: Zoya Akhtar

Written by:
Ayesha Devitre Dhillon
Reema Kagti
Zoya Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar (dialogues)

Based on: Characters by Archie Comics

Produced by:
Zoya Akhtar
Reema Kagti
Sharad Devarajan
Jon Goldwater

Agastya Nanda
Khushi Kapoor
Suhana Khan
Vedang Raina
Mihir Ahuja
Aditi “Dot” Saigal
Yuvraj Menda

Cinematography: Nikos Andritsakis

Music by:
Songs: Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, Ankur Tewari, The Islanders, Aditi Saigal
Background Score: Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, Jim Satya

Production Companies:
Archie Comic Publications
Graphic India
Tiger Baby Films

Distributed by: Netflix

Release Dates:
22 November 2023 (Goa)
7 December 2023

Running Time: 144 minutes[1]

Country: India

Language: Hindi

Budget: Estimated ₹40 crore (US$5.0 million)

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  • Agastya Nanda as Archibald “Archie” Andrews
  • Khushi Kapoor as Elizabeth “Betty” Cooper
  • Suhana Khan as Veronica “Ronnie” Lodge
  • Vedang Raina as Reginald “Reggie” Mantle
  • Mihir Ahuja as Jughead Jones
  • Aditi “Dot” Saigal as Ethel Muggs
  • Yuvraj Menda as Dilton Doiley
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The film’s development started in March 2018, with Zoya Akhtar officially joining in November 2021. Set in the Anglo-Indian community of the 1960s, the movie aimed to capture the culture, music, and fashion of that era. The casting, which included star kids like Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, and Agastya Nanda, received criticism for nepotism, but Akhtar defended the choices. The film was shot in Ooty, Mauritius, and Mumbai, adhering to COVID-19 safety regulations.


The soundtrack, released by Sony Music India on November 25, 2023, featured compositions by Ankur Tewari, The Islanders, Aditi “Dot” Saigal, and Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, with lyrics by Javed Akhtar, Tewari, and Saigal.


Promotional activities included the release of the first look poster and teaser in May 2022, a dance performance by the cast at the Tudum 2023 fan event in Brazil, and character promos and posters on Instagram. The film’s trailer was released on November 9, 2023.


Premiering at the 54th International Film Festival of India on November 22, 2023, the film was released on Netflix on December 7, 2023.


The film received mixed to negative reviews, with a 64% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics praised the production design but criticized the dialogues. Performances by newcomers Suhana Khan and Vedang Raina were highlighted, while the film’s ensemble cast faced criticism for nepotism.


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