Netflix hosts its first Tastemaker screening of ‘The Archies’ in New York, ahead of its premiere in India!

Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti, and Netflix's Bela Bajaria attended a special screening at New York's Paris Theatre, joined by 400 South Asian tastemakers. Also present were Archie Comics' CEO Jon Goldwater and Graphic India's CEO Sharad Devarajan.

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Fans and special guests in New York City got to watch Netflix India’s most awaited film of the year, ‘The Archies’ before its global release on the 7th of December. The impressive guest list includes leading members of the South Asian creative community and film industry based in New York - Kal Penn, Prabal Gaurang, Sarita Choudhary, David Tagioff, Jugal Hansraj, Alok Vaid-Menon, Arjun Bhasin and Aasif Mandv to name a few were all present to support the screening of The Archies.


The audience word gathered post-screening was joyful, there was something for everyone! With its distinct setting, spectacular cinematography, and infectious catchy music, Zoya Akhtar has created an immersive viewing experience that transports you to a simpler bygone era. The sentiment and buzz carried over to a special reception hosted by Netflix, Gold House and Product of Culture at the chic Indochine in Downtown NY. The movie's energy made for a festive fun night for everyone. ALSO READ: List Of Movies & Series Releasing In December 2023: Animal, Sam Bahadur, Dunki, The Archies, Salaar, Wonka & More!



The film is an Indian adaptation of a Global IP, the iconic Archies Comics. The Archies, set in the 1960s in an Anglo-Indian community based in the fictional hill station town called Riverdale is a coming-of-age story that follows the lives of the town’s favourite set of teenagers- Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, Ethel and Dilton. The film explores friendship, freedom, love, heartbreak and rebellion.

‘The Archies’ is scheduled for global release on December 7, exclusively on Netflix.


Agastya Nanda
Khushi Kapoor
Mihir Ahuja
Suhana Khan
Vedang Raina
Yuvraj Menda

Tiger Baby/ Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti
Graphic India/ Sharad Devarajan 
Archie Comics 

Zoya Akhtar


Written by:
Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar & Ayesha Devitre

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About Netflix:
Netflix is one of the world's leading entertainment services with over 247 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, films and games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can play, pause and resume watching as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, and can change their plans at any time.


About Tiger Baby:
Helmed by filmmakers Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, Tiger Baby is a film and web studio that aims to tell stories that can shape social narratives and inspire viewers to forge a new reality.
Tiger Baby believes that stories have the power to shift consciousness while they entertain. With the goal of impactful engaging storytelling guiding the studio’s vision and acclaimed projects like Gully Boy, Made in Heaven, Lust Stories and Ghost Stories already in its kitty, Tiger Baby has emerged into a leading launch platform for a diverse pool of artists who have something fresh to say.

About Archie Comics:
Archie Comics is the leading mass-market comic book publisher in the world and the home to a wide array of the most popular humour, action-adventure and superhero characters in entertainment, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Reggie, Kevin Keller, Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Afterlife With Archie, the Dark Circle Comics superhero characters (The Black Hood, The Fox, The Shield, Sam Hill and more), Li’l Jinx and many more. Archie Comics has sold over 2 billion comics worldwide and is published around the world in several languages. In addition to comics, the Archie Comics characters are spotlighted weekly on The CW’s Riverdale and Katy Keene TV series and the Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and have been featured in animation, television, film and music. Follow Archie Comics on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and the Archie Comics Store.

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About Graphic India:
GRAPHIC INDIA is a leading character entertainment company focused on creating superheroes, comics and stories through mobile and digital platforms. Led by media entrepreneur Sharad Devarajan, Graphic has produced over 200 episodes of animation and developed over a dozen live-action film and TV projects across Hollywood, and Bollywood. The Company’s characters and animated shows include, “The Legend of Hanuman” which became the number one most-watched streaming show in India upon launch; "Chakra The Invincible" created with Stan Lee (co-creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man and Avengers); “Astra Force,” an award-winning animated series created with iconic actor, Amitabh Bachchan; and “Baahubali The Lost Legends” a 70-episode animated series, created with Arka Mediaworks and based on the most successful film franchise in Indian history. Graphic believes that India is home to some of the most creative talent in the world, with more than 600 million people under the age of 25 and more than 850 million mobile phone users in the country. The Company’s mission is to create new enduring stories and heroes that connect global audiences and ideas through the power of story

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