The Archies Cast, Zoya Akhtar, Fans Gather in ‘Flight to Riverdale’ Special Ahead of Netflix Release



The ArchiesZoya Akhtar’s coming-of-age musical, is all set to release Netflix on December 7. Inspired by iconic characters from Archie comics with an Anglo-Indian spin, The Archies boasts a cast of star kids including Agastya Nanda, Suhana Khan and Khushi Kapoor, among others. Ahead of the film’s release, airline Vistara has partnered with Netflix on ‘Flight to Riverdale’, a special British 1964 flight that will host the cast of the film, select fans and Club Vistara members for an Archie experience.

The flight took off from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi at 2.40 pm and arrived at Manohar International Airport, Goa, at 17.15 Friday. The plane itself offered an authentic Archie experience with retro-themed decor that matched the film’s aesthetic. According to a press release, fans on the special flight also received specially selected meals and beverages, customized Vistara and Netflix giveaways along with the chance to meet and travel with the film’s cast.

Along with the cast director Zoya Akhtar and co-author Reema Kagti were also present on the flight. The press release also noted that the cast was present in character during the flight – Suhana Khan as Veronica Lodge, Khushi Kapoor as Betty Cooper, Agastya Nanda as Archie Andrews, Aditi Saigal as Ethel Muggs, Vedang Raina as Reggie Mantle, Mihir Ahuja as Jughead Jones and Yuvraj Menda as Dilton Doiley.

Commenting on the collaboration, Deepti Sampat, Vice President – Marketing, Vistara said, “We are delighted to be the first Indian airline to partner with Netflix to take a trip down memory lane with our special ‘Flight to Riverdale’. Vistara Retrojet, with its nostalgic charm, not only transports us back to a golden era, but also propels us into a future where the boundaries between cinema and air travel merge, offering passengers an experience that transcends the ordinary.UK 1964 will completely sure to leave a permanent trail of lasting memories while evoking nostalgia.”

In August, Netflix revealed the release date for The Archies. The streaming platform also dropped a trailer for the upcoming film earlier this month, showcasing its story, cast and candy-colored aesthetic.

Set in the 1960s, The Archies recreates popular characters from the titular comics and casts them in the imaginary idyllic town of Riverdale in India. It follows the lives of Archie and their friends as they navigate friendship, heartbreak, rebellion, school protests, dance parties and more. Akhtar is co-producing The Archies film through his own Tiger Baby Films banner with Sharad Devarajan’s Graphics India. The Archies will be released on December 7 on Netflix.


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