Filmmaker Karan Johar is among the many Bollywood celebrities who attended the premiere of Zoya Akhtar's The Archies. The film is the Hindi adaptation of popular American comic series of the same name. After watching the film, Karan penned a heartfelt review and revealed what has worked the best for the film, which marks the Bollywood debut of big names such as Agastya Nanda, Suhana Khan and Khushi Kapoor.
Karan shared a poster of The Archies and hailed the efforts of Zoya and her work partner, Reema Kagti. From the costumes to cinematography, everything left the filmmaker impressed. He wrote, “Straight from the credit roll you’re sucked right into @zoieakhtar’s world and with her impeccable craft and command she makes sure you’re hooked! The production design, the cinematography, the choreography, the costume design will blow your mind with its on fleek detailing and aesthetic victories.”
Sharing details for the audience to watch out for, Karan revealed his favourite scene. He said, “Zoya and Reema not only speak of friendship and the traumas of genZ love but also of what a teenage mind can feel when they combat their sexual orientation and fear judgement (watch out for this tender moment my favourite scene in the film) …but very subtly they address climate change, voice of a minority and the need to uprise to injustice all this packaged to a zingy and zany musical!! I felt young and wanted to be a friend to this magnificent 7 and go back in time where I spent hours reading this delicious comic series.”
Katrina Kaif posted for The Archies team, “My @zoieakhtar there just is none like you, your eye your talent what you bring to whatever genre you choose, such a original unique voice , you get actors like no one can, you see the most special thing about that actor and you bring that on screen. Your just a exceptionally skilled talented and gifted soul. Born for the movies, what a body of work you are creating.” “And the KIDS STUNNING ENDEARING the PERFECT CAST ..They make you laugh smile #augustya just belongs on the big screen such a lovely screen presence and is so effortless. @suhanakhan2 this seems like your 10 th film your shine in every frame and what dancing !!! @khushi05k is justso lovely and endearing and gets you to feel for her @mihirahuja_loved your comic timing you were too good @dotandthesyllables Flawless in her quirky role @yuvraimenda adorable in every scene @vedangraina reminds you of the old Hollywood musical stars Zo zo and Reema Kagti congratulations I love you guys,” she wrapped up.
Neetu Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar, Karisma Kapoor and others too posted about the film on their respective handles. The premiere night was a star-studded event with several celebrities in attendance including Shah Rukh Khan and his family, Karisma Kapoor, Amrita Arora, Juhi Chawla, Malaika Arora, Shanaya Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Janhvi Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Isabelle Kaif, Ranveer Singh, Atlee, Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Saba Azad, Ibrahim Ali Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Ananya Panday, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Rekha.