Based upon the New York Times bestseller Indian author Aravind Adiga’s novel ‘The White Tiger’, which won the prestigious Booker Prize for 2008, and triggered a debate in Nepal over alleged negative “stereotyping” of the Nepalese, Netflix brings to life this new comedy film. The movie stars, Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav), who 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.
“I’m so excited to work with Ramin Bahrani and Netflix to bring Aravind Adiga’s story to cinematic life. When I read the book, I was fascinated with the perspective of the narrative. ” said actress, Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
THE WHITE TIGER film will be released in the USA on Netflix beginning January 22, 2021.