New from Netflix today is the first look at Ramin Bahrani’s The White Tiger, starring Adarsh Gourav, Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra Jones and produced by Chopra Jones and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay.
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 White Tiger is directed and written for the screen by Bahrani based on the book “The White Tiger” by Aravind Adiga. It is produced by Bahrani and Mukul Deora, and executive produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Ken Kamins, Paul Ritchie, Prem Akkaraju, Ava DuVernay and Sarah Bremner.
No release date is yet set for the film.