The Archies, Zoya Akhtar’s upcoming musical film, is set to release on Netflix on December 7. With an Anglo-India spin, inspired by the iconic characters of Archie Comics, The Archies features a host of star kids including Agastya Nanda. Suhana Khan, and Khushi Kapoor, among others. Ahead of the film’s release, airline service Vistara has collaborated with Netflix for a special flight ‘Flight to Riverdale’ from UK 1964, which will host the film’s cast, select fans and Club Vistara members for the Archie experience.
The flight took off from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport at 2:40 pm and reached Goa’s Manohar International Airport at 5:15 pm on Friday. The airplane itself provided an authentic Archie experience with retro-themed decor that matched the aesthetics of the film. According to a press release, the special flight also offered fans specially curated food and beverages, customized Vistara and Netflix gifts, as well as a chance to meet and travel with the cast of the film.
Along with the cast, director Zoya Akhtar and co-writer Reema Kagti were also present on the flight. The press release also states that the cast were present in character during the flight – Suhana Khan as Veronica Lodge, Khushi Kapoor as Betty Cooper, Agastya Nanda as Archie Andrews, Aditi Sehgal as Ethel Muggs. , Vedang Raina as Reggie Mantle, Mihir Ahuja Jones as Jughead, 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 embark on a nostalgic journey with our special ‘Flight to Riverdale’. Vistara Retrojet, with its vintage charm, not only takes us back to a golden era, but also takes us to a future where the boundaries between cinema and air travel merge seamlessly, and Offering passengers an experience that is beyond the ordinary. UK 1964 will certainly evoke nostalgia as well as leave a lasting mark of lasting memories.
In August, Netflix revealed the release date of The Archies. The streaming platform also released a trailer for the upcoming film earlier this month, showcasing its story, cast of characters and sweet color aesthetics.
Set in the 1960s, The Archies re-imagines the popular characters from the titular comic books and drops them into the fictional idyllic town of Riverdale, India. It follows the lives of Archie and his friends through friendship, heartbreak, rebellion, school protests, dance parties and more. Akhtar is co-producing The Archies film with Sharad Devarajan’s Graphics India through his Tiger Baby Films banner. The Archies is coming to Netflix on December 7th.
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