The Archies Review : Suhana & Khushi Battle Evil in "The Archies" But Can They Save Riverdale?

The Archies: Review

Zoya Akhtar's sun-kissed adaptation of Archie Comics shines with musical numbers and youthful charm, but can it stand out in the crowd?

Suhana Khan & Khushi Kapoor Dazzling Entry

Industry kids, Suhana Khan and Khushi Kapoor, step into their first film roles as Veronica and Betty, bringing fresh faces and musical talents to the iconic characters.

Riverdale Gets an Indian Makeover

The classic story of Archie, Betty, and Veronica gets transported to a charming 1960s Indian hill station, offering familiar beats with a touch of local flavor.

Greed Vs. Green Park

Suhana Khan's Veronica's father, Hiram Lodge, threatens the idyllic Green Park with a luxury hotel project, sparking the teenagers' fight for their community.

From Reggie to Jughead

Vedang Raina as the charming Reggie, Mihir Ahuja as the introspective Jughead, and the rest of the Riverdale crew join the fun, adding their unique personalities to the mix.

Sing Along with The Archies

Zoya Akhtar infuses the film with upbeat musical numbers, seamlessly blending American-style singing with Bollywood influences, creating a foot-tapping experience.

Hidden Humor and Heartfelt Moments

The film offers unexpected laughs, like the hilarious scene with Jughead and food, and touching moments, particularly through Khushi Kapoor's soulful portrayal of Betty.

Celebrating Socialist Ideals

The film evokes a sense of idealism and community spirit, reminiscent of a bygone era, through its focus on protecting Green Park and its values.

A Different Zoya Akhtar

Compared to Zoya Akhtar's earlier gritty and raw films, The Archies offers a lighter and more polished experience, raising questions about whether it matches her usual style.

The Archies: Pleasant, Not Perfect

While not Zoya Akhtar's strongest work, The Archies provides a visually pleasing and heartwarming watch with catchy music and charming performances. Still, it leaves room for improvement in terms of narrative depth and originality.

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