The White Tiger.
Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav) spins his epic and darkly humorous rise from poor villager to successful entrepreneur in modern India. Cunning and ambitious, our young hero jockeys his way into becoming a driver for Ashok (Rajkumar Rao) and Pinky (Priyanka Chopra-Jonas), who have just returned from America.
Society has trained Balram to be one thing,a servant so he makes himself indispensable to his rich masters. But after a night of betrayal, he realizes the corrupt lengths they will go to trap him and save themselves. On the verge of losing everything, Balram rebels against a rigged and unequal system to rise up and become a new kind of master.
Cunning and ambitious, Balram jockeys his way into becoming a driver for Ashok and Pinky, who have just returned from America.“Society has trained Balram to be one thing – a servant – so he makes himself indispensable to his rich masters,” reads the official Netflix synopsis. “But after a night of betrayal, he realises the corrupt lengths they will go to trap him and save themselves.
On the verge of losing everything, Balram rebels against a rigged and unequal system to rise up and become a new kind of master. Cue an epic and darkly humorous tale (the film’s tagline is “eat or get eaten up”) about his ascension from poor villager to phenomenally successful entrepreneur.
CAST OF THE WHITE TIGER
Newcomer Adarsh Gourav takes the lead in the film, alongside Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. They will be joined by Aaron Wan, Perrie Kapernaros, Vedant Sinha, and Nalneesh Neel, among others. Ramin Bahrani does the honours as director, writer and producer.
Chopra Jonas has conjured up a storm of excitement about the film after sharing her thoughts on The White Tiger via her Twitter feed. “So proud to present the first look of The White Tiger,” she said, alongside a series of stills from the Netflix film.
“This is a story about a family and the plight of one man – Balram Halwai, played by Adarsh Gourav, one of the most talented newcomers I’ve ever worked with, and one of the most remarkable performances I’ve seen in a long time.”
DATE OF RELEASE
The White Tiger released on January 22 to widespread critical acclaim. The Hindustan Times review read, “It’s a star-making performance by newcomer Adarsh Gourav, who not only manages to grab the proverbial bull by the horns, but also reins it in. He’s an Angry Young Man for post-Modi India, much like what Amitabh Bachchan was for the Emergency generation — an embodiment of rage, restlessness and rebellion directed at the establishment.”
ARVIND ADIGA- THE CREATOR
The White Tiger is directed by Ramin Bahrani and is based on Aravind Adiga’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel. It stars Adarsh Gourav in the lead with Priyanka and Rajkummar Rao as supporting actors. She has also co-produced the film
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The ambitious driver for a rich Indian family uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and become an entrepreneur. Based on the bestselling novel