Called The White Tiger, the drama stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas and is based on the New York Times bestseller and 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name. Directed By Ramin Bahrani, The White Tiger is coming to the streaming platform sooner than we expected—January 22. Keep reading for everything we know.
The film’s official synopsis reads: “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 has 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.”
Chopra Jonas shared a sneak peek at the new film back in October with a first-look image on Instagram. “This is a story about a family and the plight of one man—Balram Halwai played by Adarsh Gourav, one of the most talented newcomers I’ve ever worked with, and one of the most remarkable performances I’ve seen in a long time. Balram’s rise from a poor villager to successful entrepreneur in modern India showcases how hunger and the lack of opportunity can build and drive a human being’s animal instinct of survival,” she wrote in the caption.
Watch the full trailer above and mark your calendars, because we’d make a small bet that this one is going to end up on Netflix's most popular movies list.