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R Released Jan 13, 2021 2h 6m Drama TRAILER for The White Tiger: Trailer 1 List The White Tiger: Trailer 1 The White Tiger: Trailer 1 2:20 The White Tiger: Teaser Trailer The White Tiger: Teaser Trailer 2:16 View more videos
92% Tomatometer 179 Reviews 80% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

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Well-acted and beautifully made, The White Tiger distills the strengths of its source material into a grimly compelling drama.

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His character's choices can be difficult to digest, but Adarsh Gourav is great in this smart, socially conscious satire, which realistically blurs the lines between good and evil.

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Linda Marric NME (New Musical Express) Frustratingly naive one minute and coldly calculating the next, Gourav manages to make Balram likeable for the duration of the film. If you're looking for a Friday night movie to while away a few lockdown hours - The White Tiger is the perfect choice. Rated: 3/5 Jun 17, 2021 Full Review Wenlei Ma News.com.au Any hope or salvation The White Tiger offers is laced with a drop of arsenic, and there are certainly no Bollywood dance numbers to lift your spirits. Rated: 4/5 Feb 28, 2021 Full Review Karthik Purushothaman The New Republic Through [a] climactic nod to Naipaul's merciless depiction of underdeveloped India, no matter how many fortunate individuals might escape it, Bahrani's The White Tiger subverts the standard-issue poverty porno... Feb 6, 2021 Full Review Daryl MacDonald InSession Film The White Tiger is excellent. Hilarious, edgy, modern, and stylish, it leans into its more superficial aspects to great effect, even if it sacrifices some of its more salient points along the way. Rated: B+ Apr 26, 2024 Full Review KT Mahe For Your Reference Podcast There is use of literal light and literal darkness but in the themes as well. A film that is able and provides commentary on the harsh realities of their country is an indicator of a compelling story. Rated: 4.5/5 Apr 3, 2024 Full Review Oti For Your Reference Podcast We get to see it uncovered in such a way where you feel sorry, angry and disillusioned by it all. So when things are happening to Balram because he wasn't born rich, you want him to win. Rated: 4.5/5 Apr 3, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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Angad S The beginning of the movie suggests it to be entrepreneurial rise of balram but in the end we realise its actually a criminal movie. I was expecting a rise from poverty by hardwork and finance hustle but movie just gave a cliche criminal rise to a poor person just he doesnt get caught. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 05/31/24 Full Review Jaime Andrés B The film gives us an interesting portrait of Indian society. Poverty, servitude, corruption, family; are some of the concepts that are shown throughout the movie, which may help us to understand a little bit about how Indian society is and give us a perspective on it. However, I think it is important to keep in mind that this is just one point of view of reality, and even though we can take a look at some of the Indian traditions and ways of thinking, it is impossible to represent all the culture in just one film. On the other hand, in my opinion, the rhythm of the movie declines after the first half and the ending becomes overly predictable. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/07/24 Full Review Audience Member This movie is a perfect representation of the society in which we live right now, it transcends cultures and countries, taking into account some global themes, just as the ambition, morality and pursuit of power the humans always have had. The film is centered in the Indian society, and shows us the big inequality, the injustices and the corruption that the “World Biggest Democracy” faces, it tells us everything through a man who wanted to change his world, but just as him there are a lot of people who are trapped in this system of inequality. The way these actors play their roles is fascinating and very well done, they were able to express every feeling and show us how every person from the most poor to the richest will act in that corrupted society. It May be a little bit long but i would definitely recommend you to watch this movie :3 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/07/24 Full Review Manuela L The film gives us a cruel and intense way to see the Indian society, it lets us see the big social inequality, corruption and injustices through the story of a man who wants to change his destiny because of his social position. One of the positive things about the film is the easy way with which it give us to understand the difficulties of Indian society and the tension between social classes. With Balram, we get a real insight of the struggles and challenges faced by the characters as they struggle to have a better life in a country with too much inequality and injustice. Another very good aspect of the film is that it shows really real landscapes of India, from street markets to rural landscapes, which ones helps the person who is watching the film to understand more about the Indian reality. The movie is about very difficult and deep issues, and the main character has an individual improvement, it does not leave a learning or a significant change. Also the film is very difficult to watch because of the mistreatment, violence and suffering that it is seen. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/05/24 Full Review MARINELLA M In my point of view, although the end is "happy", is a sad movie. Sad because we know that is a reality. The movie show us how is unfair the life and one way to face it. That are good actors, and the message is clear, but the movie is too long . Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/05/24 Full Review Whitney S If you are looking for a movie to dream and look for a happy story with a correct process, I consider that this is not the movie for you. The white tiger shows a reality of what is lived in those countries, where if we do not pay attention we can take out and apply the wrong teachings or on the contrary take out a positive application that leads to personal or business growth. I like other types of movies, that's why I don't give it 5 stars. But it's a good movie, if it captured my attention. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/05/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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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.
Director
Ramin Bahrani
Producer
Ramin Bahrani, Mukul Deora
Screenwriter
Ramin Bahrani
Production Co
Noruz Films (I), Lava Media, Netflix, ARRAY Filmworks, Purple Pebble Pictures
Rating
R (Violence|Sexual Material|Language)
Genre
Drama
Original Language
Hindi
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 13, 2021, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 22, 2021
Runtime
2h 6m
Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)
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