NETFLIX | HINDI & ENG | S1: 8 EPISODES | 2023
CLA$$ is the official India-based adaptation of the Spanish thriller series Elite, executive-produced & directed by Ashim Ahluwalia and produced by Niharika Singh (Future East). The project is a co-production with Bodhi Tree Multimedia.
The original show was created for Netflix by Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona but Ahluwalia’s version, set in contemporary New Delhi, is a grimier, more realistic and politically-charged take. This cinematic and atmospheric re-imagining marks an immersive departure from the original.
Set in an elite high school in New Delhi, the show revolves around the relationships between three working-class students enrolled in a scholarship program and their millionaire classmates.
CLA$$ 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 hugely successful show was released globally on Netflix in Feb 2023 and was rated number 1 in over 20 countries on release.