The White Tiger Teaser Trailer Out

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Nalneesh Neel and Adarsh Gourav in a still from The White Tiger

Netflix has released the teaser trailer of The White Tiger. Earlier this month, Priyanka Chopra Jonas unveiled the first look of the film. Adapted from Aravind Adiga’s New York Times bestseller and 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name, the film stars Adarsh Gourav, Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra Jonas in lead roles. The film also stars Nalneesh Neel in an enigmatic role.

Netflix’s The White Tiger has been written for screen and directed by noted American-Iranian director Ramin Bahrani known for directing Hollywood films like 99 Homes and Fahrenheit 451. Aravind and Ramin’s friendship goes way back, with Aravind having dedicated his novel to Ramin when it was first published. The film was shot with an Indian crew in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Dhanbad and Agra.

The White Tiger revolves around Balram Halwai (essayed by Adarsh Gourav) who narrates his epic and darkly humorous rise from poor villager to successful entrepreneur in modern India. Cunning and ambitious, Balram jockeys his way into becoming a driver for Ashok (played by Rajkummar Rao) and Pinky (portrayed by 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.

A version of this article was first published in Transcontinental Times.

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