Zoya Akhtar’s next directorial venture ‘The Archies’ recently dropped its first song Sunoh, featuring indie artist DOT (Aditi Saigal) and the film’s stars Agastya Nanda, Khushi Kapoor, Mihir Ahuja, Suhana Khan, Vedang Raina and Yuvraj Menda.
The coming-of-age musical following the lives of a fictional town’s favourite set of teenagers is encapsulated perfectly in the first number which is an ode to the 1960s rock n’ roll era. Sunoh is created by the duo of Ankur Tewari and The Islanders, lyrically woven by Javed Akhtar and DOT, and harmoniously performed by Tejas Menon and Shivam Mahadevan. The song is intended to give viewers a glimpse into the exciting world of 'The Archies', introducing the key characters of the film based on the beloved comic series.
Zoya Akhtar said: "With Sunoh we wanted to encapsulate the teenage soul of the 60s. 'The Archies' is a celebration of that era.
“The song had to evoke simplicity, nostalgia but also a rebellion and idealism that could resonate with Gen Z today. Ankur and The Islanders are rock n’ roll boys at heart so they nailed it.”
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Javed Akhtar, Zoya’s father and award-winning lyricist, said: "Writing Sunoh was like unlocking a time capsule of the 1960s' rock and roll era. It's a musical experience that bridges the past and present, celebrating the enduring essence of this iconic period through melody and lyrics.
“Being a part of 'The Archies' has allowed me to rediscover the magic of an era that has deeply impacted generations."
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“Through our compositions, The Islanders and I, aimed to resurrect the electric energy and vibrant rhythms of that iconic period, offering listeners a chance to relive the magic of a musical era that remains etched in the hearts of generations."
The film is produced by Netflix India, Tiger Baby, Archie Comics and Graphic India and will be released worldwide on Netflix December 7.