Another Indian book adaption after A Suitable Boy, helmed by Mira Nair, released a week before, Netflix is gearing up for release The White Tiger, adapting the 40th Man Booker Prize winner, written by Aravind Adiga, published in 2008.
The White Tiger is a humorous, dark tale mirroring Indian class struggles. It’s a journey of a poor village boy Balram Halwai, employs under a rich landlord, based in Delhi, as a car driver, who ends up killing his master, steals his money, and flees away. Ultimately, he becomes a successful entrepreneur in Bangalore, owning a taxi service.
The national award-winning actor, RajKummar Rao presented the first trailer on Twitter.
The intense thriller, packed with some gruesome images unfolds from Balram’s point of view. The debutant actor, Adarsh Gourav, who’s playing Balram Halwai role, looking flawless. And Priyanka Chopra and Raj Kumar Rao, who is playing as the US returned couple, looking at their best.
Directed by Ramin Bahrani of Fahrenheit 451 and 99 Homes fame, The White Tiger will release in selected theatres in December and premiere on Netflix on January 22, 2021.
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