Monday, June 17, 2024

Va Va Voom’ – From Netflix’s The Archies: A fun, retro dance spectacle set in the ’60s rock and roll era. Out Now!

National, 3rd November: The highly anticipated live-action musical ‘The Archies’ helmed by filmmaker Zoya Akhtar, coming on Netflix, has made quite an impression with its first song ‘Sunoh’ securing the top spot in the hearts of the fans. The creators of the film have now unveiled its second song titled ‘Va Va Voom’, a groovy time machine to the ‘60s rock and roll era. ‘Va Va Voom’ is composed by the dynamic trio Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, penned by renowned lyricist Javed Akhtar and sung by Tejas Menon.

An electrifying dance spectacle, ‘Va Va Voom’ celebrates the timeless rock and roll tunes, with Dot (Aditi), Agastya Nanda, Khushi Kapoor, Mihir Ahuja, Suhana Khan, Vedang Raina, and Yuvraj Menda in the spotlight. Set at a soirée, the song features relatable and romantic lyrics. Agastya Nanda’s guitar strumming adds to the romance with Suhana Khan and Khushi Kapoor, while other co-stars join the dance.

Talking about composing ‘Va Va Voom’ Composers Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy jointly said, The creative process behind this song was truly exciting. We wanted to create a dance number that would immediately compel one to hit the dance floor. Our composition, Tejas Menon’s vocals and Javed Akhtar’s lyrics all came together as a collaborative effort. ‘Va Va Voom’ transports you back to the moody rock and roll era of the 1960s. We have effectively tried to capture the essence of that era and look forward to seeing the audience’s response to the song.”

The Archies’ director Zoya Akhtar also shed light on the song adding, “ “Va Va Voom is a classic Archie comic term. It’s a compliment to describe a girl he likes. A way of saying she is cool” This song encapsulates the energy of the 60s rock ‘n’ roll era and romanticizes teenage love. Archie wears his heart on his sleeve as they dance to a super fun Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy composed tune. My dad Va va voomed it and Ganesh has nailed the choreography. The actors just followed his lead and as gruelling as it was we had a blast shooting it”

A heartfelt coming-of-age tale set in the idyllic backdrop of the 1960s, ‘The Archies’ draws viewers into the lives of a beloved group of teenagers. The film is a collaborative effort between Netflix India, Tiger Baby, Archie Comics, and Graphic India. Helmed by Zoya Akhtar, the highly anticipated film exclusively released on Netflix worldwide on December 7, 2023.

‘Va Va Voom’ is now available on all streaming platforms and Sony Music’s YouTube channel.

About Sony Music:
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company that has on its roster a rich and storied history of iconic artists like Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Shakira, Mariah Carey and Britney Spears and today’s superstars like Harry Styles, Camila Cabello, Travis Scott and Khalid, pop sensation AKASA, new age artists like OAFF-Savera, Talwiinder and South India’s biggest acts like Anirudh, A.R. Rahman, GV Prakash, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Devi Sri Prasad, Thaman S, Vivek-Mervin, Darbuka Siva and Ghibran including several decades-long relationships with Dharma Productions, Maddock Films, Red Chillies Entertainment, Vishesh Films, Madras Talkies, Raaj Kamal Films International. Seven Screen Studio ,The Route, Mythri Movie Makers, Vyjayanthi Movies and SVCC among others. On offer is a vast catalogue that comprises some of the most important recordings in history spread across multiple genres, languages, and geographies.

About Netflix:
Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 221 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, feature films and mobile games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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 humor, 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 have sold over 2 billion comics worldwide and are published around the world in a number of 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.

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 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


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