January is rarely anyone's favourite month, but luckily for us Netflix is here to make it just that little bit better with the release of their new unbelievably gripping and shockingly dramatic film The White Tiger. Based on the Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name, the unsettling story follows Balram Halwai on his journey from working as a chauffeur to wealthy employers (Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao) to becoming a successful entrepreneur in India, all with the backdrop of corruption and class discrimination. Tweeting about the film Chopra Jones said, "It will make you uncomfortable, and most importantly it will entertain you."
Here's everything you need to know.
What's The White Tiger about?
The official Netflix synopsis states, "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 realises 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."
Who has been cast in The White Tiger?
The lead role is played by rising star Adarsh Gourav, who as well as being a graduate of The Drama School in Mumbai also happens to be a classically trained musician. Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao star as Pinky and Ashok, Balram's wealthy employers, while Chopra Jonas will also executive produce alongside When They See Us producer Ava DuVernay. Sounds like we're in excellent hands.
Do we have a trailer for The White Tiger?
Lucky us, Priyanka herself tweeted the trailer and it looks outrageously tense.
When is The White Tiger being released?
The White Tiger lands on Netflix on the 22nd January.
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