Coaching Class by Adite Banerjie | Script Revolution

Coaching Class

A dishonored teacher takes on the education mafia in order to give his rag-tag bunch of brilliant but dirt-poor students a shot at changing their destiny.

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This story is set in a small town of Bihar, India, 1990s. Manav is a brilliant but discredited teacher who survives by running a small coaching centre.

Jeeva Singh, a school dropout, is the kingpin of the education mafia who runs a string of coaching institutes in the town. Jeeva has plans to scam the entrance exams to the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology by using poor students to cheat in the exams for the sons and daughters of his rich clients.

He approaches Manav to join hands with him in the scam. But Manav refuses and despite Jeeva’s threats, decides to coach the poorest students for the exams.

Even with corrupt police and politicians aiding Jeeva every step of the way, Manav’s rag-tag bunch of students do not give up. How they outwit the education mafia makes for an emotional and thrilling ride.

Inspired from true events, this is an inspiring tale of a teacher’s journey to give his underprivileged students a chance at changing their destiny despite the towering challenges that he faces.

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Semi Finalist at Academy Nicholl Fellowship.

Submitted: September 8, 2020
Last Updated: September 8, 2020

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The Writer: Adite Banerjie

Adite Banerjie is a screenwriter and author based in New Delhi, India. She has been writing screenplays and novels since 2006. Novelist After winning the Harlequin India Aspiring Authors 2012 Contest, her first romance novel The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal was published by Harlequin Mills & Boon – the leading publisher of romances in over 80 countries – in 2013. Her second title, Trouble Has a New Name (genre: romantic comedy), was published in 2014 by Harlequin Mills & Boon India. Her third novel, No Safe Zone (genre: romantic thriller) was released in June 2016 by Harlequin/Harper Collins. Indie Author In 2018, she went indie and self-published a romantic comedy, Bombay Heights... Go to bio

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