Netflix have released the Official First Trailer for The White Tiger, the darkly comedic but empowering new film from Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes, Cop Shop).
A rags to riches tale, set in India. A story of an impoverish drive, who unearths a plan to break free from his servitude. His cunning plan pushes him to the top, however opens his eyes to the corruption determined to prevent him rising above his wealthy master.
There seems to be something in the water in Asia like Parasite, The White Tiger highlights the continuing global class struggle. India’s colonial past still overshadows modern day India with numerous numbers of classes still exist. This film looks fantastic and a glimmer of light still shines in the darkness that surround us…
Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav) narrates 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 (Rajkummar 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. Based on the New York Times bestseller and 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel.
The film stars Adarsh Gourav, Rajkummar Rao, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
The White Tiger will be in select UK cinemas and on Netflix in January.