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Class director Ashim Ahluwalia: Rather than just making a localized copy, I used the Spanish show as a source novel

The coming-of-age show is based on the critically acclaimed Spanish series Elite.

Class director Ashim Ahluwalia: Rather than just making a localized copy, I used the Spanish show as a source novel
A still from Netflix's Class
  • Aishwarya Vasudevan

Last Updated: 04.24 AM, Jan 29, 2023

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National Award-winning director Ashim Ahluwalia, well known for highly praised movies like "Miss Lovely" (2012) and "Daddy" (2017), among others, is making his digital entertainment debut. The Netflix series "Class," which is a remake of the well-liked Spanish series "Elite," is being directed by the filmmaker and screenwriter. By focusing on the lives of three students from the working class and their rich classmates, the television show delves deeply into the complexities of social standing and privilege.

He says that translating the Spanish series for Indian audiences is a huge responsibility for him. Ashim explained to Mid Day that he created a new work using the Spanish series as a starting point rather than simply localising it. It's not just about adapting a show for Indian viewers; it's also about giving the plot a distinctive viewpoint and cultural context.

The series, which will debut on the platform on February 3, features Zeyn Shaw, Ayesha Kanga, Chayan Chopra, Naina Bhan, Chintan Rachchh, Moses Koul, Cwaayal Singh, and Madhyama Segal. The director says he is happy with the series' outcome.

Ashim's art is inspired by the cinema. He had the chance to use his favourite forms in class in a deeper, more immersive way. They have never before seen this aspect of India on television, thanks to the series. A seventh season of the Spanish series has recently been ordered.

When children from a different part of town start attending the prestigious Hampton International School, tensions rise and friendships break down. Netflix has released a trailer, giving fans a first look at the young actors starring in its next teen drama, Class. This class, which is a sight for sore eyes, is prepared to interrupt the assembly.

Based on the critically acclaimed series Elite, the coming-of-age show produced by Bodhitree Multimedia Limited and Future East and directed by Ashim Ahluwalia is about power, love, and drama, and it has an attractive group of young actors.