Recently, Zoya Akhtar released the teaser for her highly awaited musical 'The Archies' starring Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan, Amitabh Bachchan's grandson Agastya Nanda, Boney Kapoor's daughter Khushi Kapoor, and the rest of the cast, including actors Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Yuvraj Menda, and Vedang Raina, were all included in the trailer.
Comments and fan reactions are still flowing in on social media days after the trailer was released, with many people offering their honest thoughts about the impending feature. The film, which serves as a springboard for three rising stars, is described as an adaptation of the popular comic novels, but with a 'desi' twist.
Although Bollywood celebs have been praising the preview and expressing their enthusiasm for the upcoming film, some internet users have been dissatisfied.
While the topic of 'nepotism' was brought up again, some couldn't seem to draw the links and questioned the film's relevance.
A Twitter user commented,
" love @iamsrk but this series with Indian kids playing as Europeans in 80s is the most disconnected show ever planned. Zero interest raised . It’s like few American kids playing Malgudi days with Hawai backdrop!"
Another added, "#TheArchies from @NetflixIndia looks like a bunch of kids who actually have never read Archies.
"How does it look like an Indian adaptation ..where does Indians used to wear these kind off dresses eat burger, pizza, doughnuts When u tell Indian adaptation it should make u feel on screen also," said another.
Meanwhile, there were those who revived the nepotism debate. Reacting to the film's poster, a Twitter user said, "It should be called 'THE MULTIVERSE OF NEPOTISM'"
The Archies is an official adaption comic book series of the same name which follows the lives of four friends — Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge and Jughead Jones, all navigating through teenage life. Although there are people who are finding the project interesting, there are people who are questioning the need for such a film.
'The Archies' will be released in 2023.