NETFLIX | HINDI & ENG | S1: 8 EPISODES | 2023
CLA$$ is the official India-based adaptation of the Spanish thriller series Elite, executive-produced and directed by Ashim Ahluwalia.
The hugely successful original show was created for Netflix by Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona but Ahluwalia’s version, set in contemporary New Delhi, is a grimier, more realistic and politically-charged take. This cinematic and atmospheric re-imagining marks a huge departure from the original.
Set in an elite high school in New Delhi, the series revolves around the relationships between three working-class students enrolled through a scholarship program and their millionaire classmates.
CLA$$ explores the rise of the Indian rich and a world of extreme disparity, following the students through their experiences of sex, drugs, religious difference, homophobia, trauma, friendship and love.
The show is scheduled for a global release on Netflix in early 2023.