The White Tiger

The White Tiger

The White Tiger

The director of 99 Homes adapts the New York Times bestseller about an ambitious Indian driver uses his wit and cunning to escape servitude from his rich masters.

Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav) narrates his 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. 

2020Rating: R16, Strong violence125 minsIndia, USA
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The White Tiger / Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

An absorbing tale of feline ambition.

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Variety

Variety

For much of the film Bahrani is in full, boisterous command as a storyteller.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

A punchy, propulsive watch...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Gourav's disarming Balram provides an engaging center...

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Although the comedy here is pitch-black, it strums with a particularly focused anger.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Balram's story would be barely credible in another kind of society, but Adiga and Bahrani have portrayed the machinations that govern this one so vividly that you're never in doubt.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

A turbulent and snarkily self-aware melodrama about breathless social climbing.

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