The White Tiger trailer: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rajkummar Rao's social satire depicts India on the rise

The White Tiger will release in select theatres in December and on Netflix in January.

FP Staff October 29, 2020 09:54:23 IST
The White Tiger trailer: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rajkummar Rao's social satire depicts India on the rise

Still from The White Tiger. Image from Twitter

Netflix released the first trailer of Priyanka Chopra-Jonas and Rajkummar Rao's film The White Tiger on Wednesday.

Adapted from Aravind Adiga’s award-winning novel of the same name, the film stars Adarsh Gourav, Rao, and Chopra in lead roles.

See the trailer here

Netflix’s The White Tiger has been written for the screen and directed by Ramin Bahrani. Aravind and Ramin’s friendship goes way back, with Aravind having dedicated his novel to Ramin when it was first published.

Based on the New York Times bestseller and 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel, the film was shot with an Indian crew in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Dhanbad, and Agra.

The film's plot revolves around Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav), who narrates his epic and darkly humorous rise from poor villager to successful entrepreneur in modern India. Cunning and ambitious, the young hero jockeys his way into becoming a driver for Ashok (Rajkummar Rao) and Pinky (Priyanka Chopra Jonas), who have just returned from the US.

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 will release in select theatres in December and on Netflix in January.

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