“There’s a creature that gets born only once every generation. The white tiger.”
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.
The White Tiger is directed and written for the screen by Ramin Bahrani based on the New York Times bestseller and 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel “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.
Netflix will release The White Tiger in theaters this December then on the streamer in January. Here is the first trailer.