The Archies Twitter Review: Netizens applaud Suhana Khan's performance

The Riverdale gang is here! Zoya Akhtar's most awaited film The Archies was finally released on Netflix today (November 7th). The film marks the debut of the three-star children of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri's daughter Suhana Khan, late actress Sridevi, film producer Boney Kapoor's daughter Khushi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan's grandson Agastya Nanda.

Set in the fictional mountain town of Riverdale, the film revolves around a group of schoolmates living in a predominantly Anglo-Indian hilly town in northern India. Archie (Agastya Nanda), Veronica (Suhana Khan) and Betty (Khushi Kapoor). The film's other cast members include Dot as Ethel, Mihir Ahuja as Jughead Jones, Vedang Raina as Reggie and Yuvraj Menda as Dilton.

What is “The Archies” about?

The Zoya Akhtar film is the Indian version of the famous comic. Set in 1960s India, the film revolves around the lives of young students who banded together to save their green park where they spent their entire childhood and where they have thousands of memories.

The film is by acclaimed director Zoya Akhtar, who has written films like Gully Boy, Dil Dhadakne Do, Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara. Akhtar co-wrote the film with Reema Kagti.

Reviews started pouring in soon after the film's release. Like critics, netizens also gave mixed reviews about the film. Fans have praised the performance of Suhana Khan who played the role of Veronica.

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One user wrote: “Suhana Khan and Khushi Kapoor are really good in #TheArchies and Zoya Akhtar carefully manages to get the nostalgia right.” Do I wish the accents were less compromised? Yes. Did I still manage to get over it? Also yes.(sic)”

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''#SuhanaKhan really showcases her acting skills here. The confrontation scene between Veronica Lodge and Hiram Lodge in #TheArchies is 🤌❤️We have another heartthrob from the Khan family❤️,” another user wrote.

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The Archies review: Suhana Khan and Mihir Ahuja shine in Zoya Akhtar's nostalgic ride

Akhtar creates a nostalgic, sweet world of the 1960s The Archies. With a touch of rock 'n' roll, she also includes political and environmental messages in the sweet little film, which highlights several iconic musicians and pop culture of the 1950s and 1960s. It's all there – Pop's Tates, the Sundaes, Cheryl, Big Moose and The Lodge Mansion, taking you back to the comic series most grew up reading. Akhtar also utilizes a believable supporting cast to bolster her narrative. Kamal Siddhu, Alyy Khan, Vinay Pathak, Tara Saluja and Koel Purie play the teenagers' parents and bring back a touch of 1990s nostalgia. Read the review here.