Netflix India shared the official first look of the much-anticipated movie, The White Tiger, starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rajkummar Rao and Adarsh Gourav. Written and directed by Ramin Bahrani, the film is based on Aravind Adiga’s best selling Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name. The exact date of the release is still unknown, and this mystery further adds to our excitement.
The first look released by Netflix India consists of 4 stills, each one in a different location, conveying a different emotion. From the look of these stills, it is safe to say that the movie will definitely be one to look out for. The White Tiger narrates the story of a poor, but extremely ambitious villager who becomes a successful businessman. It’s a rags to riches story mixed with deceit, murder, betrayal, manipulation, and love. It is an extremely compelling story that also highlights casteism, social standing, culture shock, and corruption. Watching it come to life with the talented cast of Priyanka, Rajkummar, and Adarsh will be nothing but an absolute thrill. Priyanka also reposted this first look on her social media saying, “The film is powerful. It will make you uncomfortable, and most importantly, it will entertain you.”
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So proud to present the first look of THE WHITE TIGER – directed, written, and produced by Ramin Bahrani, based on The New York Times Bestseller and the 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel. This is a story about a family and the plight of one man – Balram Halwai played by Adarsh Gourav, one of the most talented newcomers I've ever worked with, and one of the most remarkable performances I’ve seen in a long time. Balram’s rise from a poor villager to successful entrepreneur in modern India showcases how hunger and the lack of opportunity can build and drive a human being’s animal instinct of survival. Rajkumar Rao, already one of the most prolific actors in India, will showcase depths very few can. The film is powerful. It will make you uncomfortable, and most importantly it will entertain you. Coming soon to Netflix globally. @netflixfilm @netflixqueue @netflix_in @gouravadarsh @rajkummar_rao @vjymaurya @maheshmanjrekar @mukul.deora @Ava @purplepebblepictures @tessjosephcasting @srishtibehlarya
She shared another post with some more stills from the film giving a gist of her role, Pinky mam.
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In #TheWhiteTiger, I play the role of Pinky madam, who is a first generation immigrant in the US. She is in India with her husband, who is travelling for business. And then… life changes! Pinky madam is such a specific character, to play her unravelling in the story was such a joy. This is a story that needs to be told and it comes alive with its characters so compellingly in Ramin’s hands. The White Tiger, coming soon to Netflix globally. @netflixfilm @netflixqueue @netflix_in @gouravadarsh @rajkummar_rao @vjymaurya @maheshmanjrekar @mukul.deora @Ava @purplepebblepictures @tessjosephcasting @srishtibehlarya
The exact date of The White Tiger’s release is yet to be announced, but fans can expect it to be around December 2020. Indian cinema is exploring all kinds of evocative stories and genres, and this movie is an example of that. Keeping our eyes peeled for the release date of this one!