The White Tiger (2021)

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The epic journey of a poor Indian driver who must use his wit and cunning to break free from servitude to his rich masters and rise to the top of the heap.


Ramin Bahrani


Aravind Adiga (book), Ramin Bahrani (screenplay)
587 ( 540)

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Status: Completed | See complete list of  »
Updated: 12 December 2020
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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Priyanka Chopra ... Pinky Madam
Rajkummar Rao ... Ashok
Adarsh Gourav ... Balram
Mahesh Manjrekar ... The Stork
Perrie Kapernaros
Swaroop Sampat ... The Great Socialist
Vijay Maurya ... The Mongoose
Vedant Sinha ... Dharam
Nalneesh Neel ... Vitiligo
Solanki Diwakar ... Hotel Manager / Agent
Kamlesh Gill ... Granny
Aaron Wan ... Premier
Abhishek Khandekar ... Assistant Commissioner
Trupti Khamkar Trupti Khamkar ... Pinky's Friend
Satish Kumar ... Balram's Father


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 (Rajkumar 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. Written by Netflix

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village | class | See All (2) »


Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language, violence and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra's first collaboration See more »

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'The White Tiger' delivers thrills and social commentary
14 January 2021 | by Sir_AmirSyarifSee all my reviews

A cross between 'Slumdog Millionaire' (Danny Boyle, 2007) and 'Parasite' (Bong Joon-ho, 2019), Ramin Bahrani's 'The White Tiger' roars as it expertly integrates an engrossing socio-political commentary about the rich poor divide in India with a thrilling, bitingly cynical narrative. Bahrani's direction is clear and controlled but, unfortunately, unable to develop the screenplay to the point required for success. The cast breathes some decent life into the material at times with Adarsh Gourav leads with a highly entertaining performance.

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Release Date:

22 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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