Thursday, December 7, 2023

Trailer – “The White Tiger”

By Matt Neglia 

Netflix has released the trailer for “The White Tiger” starring Adarsh Gourav, Rajkummar Rao & Priyanka Chopra Jonas. The film is set to be released globally on Netflix on January 22 2021.
​Click below to see the trailer.

​Plot Synopsis: 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. Based on the New York Times bestseller and 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel.

What do you all think of the trailer? Based on an acclaimed novel, this looks like it could be a surprise contender for Best Adapted Screenplay as it tells the story of a poor Indian driver who rises to the the top with elevating stakes. Comparisons will certainly be made to Best Picture winner “Slumdog Millionaire” but the trailer certainly gives off more of a crime thriller vibe than I was expecting with a beautiful showcase of modern-day India. If it’s a crowdpleaser, this could be an unexpected contender in other categories as well. Be on the lookout for this one. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on our Twitter account.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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