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‘Kota Factory’ To ‘Staff Room’ To ‘Class’ – 5 Web Shows Packed With High School Nostalgia

In the web series space, high school stories are something that people love a lot. The nostalgia that’s attached to such stories is what makes them click with the audiences. Here are few such shows which will remind you of your life in high school.

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A Still From 'Kota Factory'
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What you seek for yourself in a story is what you usually tend to consume on social media or television. Aside from studies, college is a place where teenagers and young adults, and even teachers can meet the love of their lives and make the best of memories. Campus stories have always been popular with audiences because of their relatability, quirky moments, and moments of fun and laughter, or even sad events everyone experiences in their journey in life.

In today’s times, a lot of web shows revolve around romances on college campuses, college life, and teacher or student-centric stories. Here is the perfect list of web shows to binge on to relive your school or college days, or to simply enjoy if you’re a fan of campus dramas:

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Class

Based on the Spanish series Elite, Ashim Ahluwalia's crime thriller, Class, has been a sensation with the audience. The series stars youth actors Anjali Sivaraman, Gurfateh Pirzada, Piyush Khati, Madhyama Segal, Cwaayal Singh, Zeyn Shaw, and Chintan Rachchh in the lead roles. Set in a fictional elite high school, Hampton International, in Delhi, the series revolves around the relationships between three working-class students studying at the school along with their rich classmates. The show offers a novel perspective on a variety of contemporary youth-related social concerns, such as casteism, child maltreatment, corruption, homophobia, religious prejudice, and wealth disparity in India. Stream the show on Netflix to enjoy!

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‘Staff Room - Teacheron Ka Adda’

‘Staff Room - Teacheron Ka Adda’ is a must-watch dramedy series launched by Dice Media. The show focuses on dedicated teachers, in their most organic setting - the school’s staff room. Set in the fictitious Janaki Prakash Public School in Delhi, the show unfolds against the backdrop of challenges and situations faced by educators as they navigate their professional and personal lives while fulfilling their teaching responsibilities toward their students. Starring a talented ensemble cast, including Apara Mehta, Shahnawaz Pradhan, Tushar Pandey, Simran Sharma, and Srishti Dixit, the show has become an instant hit with the audience. The new series gives a true glimpse and reflection of the lives of teachers and the challenges they face on a daily basis. The show is available on Amazon mini TV to watch for free!

‘Kota Factory’ is a unique show that captured the hearts of millions of viewers across India. The show is a coming-of-age story that follows the life of Vaibhav, a young student attending Maheshwari, one of the premier training institutions in Kota starring Mayur More, Jitendra Kumar, Ranjan Raj. The show explores the pressures and challenges that students face in their quest to crack the notoriously difficult entrance exam for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Giving a realistic portrayal of the education system and the pressures that students face, the first two seasons became a cultural touchstone and a symbol of hope for students across the country who are struggling to navigate the competitive world of education. The show is available to stream on Netflix!

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‘Flames’

‘Flames’ has long been a much-loved web series franchise. While the previous two seasons focused on teenage romance and character development, Flames 3 is even more intense and delves deeper into the characters' maturation and evolution. The five-episode series revolves around the struggles of the lead characters as they juggle their relationships, prepare for their 12th-grade exams, and choose a career path. The show manages to strike a perfect balance between friendship, romance, and emotions starring stars Ritvik Sahore, Tanya Maniktala, Sunakshi Grover, Shivam Kakar, and Deepesh Sumitra Jagdish. The series is available on Amazon Prime video to enjoy!

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‘School Days: The Backbenchers’

‘School Days: The Backbenchers’ is a heart-warming journey that takes you back to the days of high school and first love. The series showcases the complexities of relationships and how they evolve over time. The plot revolves around two boys who fall in love with the same girl. The show is a perfect blend of fun, romance, and drama, with plenty of twists and turns that will keep you hooked till the very end. The web series is a nostalgic journey that will make you recall your own high school days and the excitement and confusion that came with them. Starring young talented actors Tanya Maniktala, Manan Madaan, Sahil Verma, Shreya Singh, Ankit Motghare, and Simar Singh, the comedy series is available on YouTube to watch!

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