Netflix has released the full trailer for their upcoming drama film adaptation of The White Tiger, based on author Aravind Adiga’s 2008 novel of the same name. The trailer highlights the journey of a man’s rise from the bottom of the Indian social class. Check out the video in the player below!
In The White Tiger, Balram Halwai 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 and Pinky, 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 film is written and directed by Ramin Bahrani. It stars Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Rajkummar Rao, Mahesh Manjrekar, and Vijay Maurya.
The White Tiger is produced by Chopra-Jonas, Mukul Deora and Bahrani with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay set as an executive producer. The film will be available for streaming on January 22, 2020.