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The White Tiger movie release: Highlights

The White Tiger, directed by Ramin Bahrani, stars Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao and Adarsh Gourav. The film released on Netflix.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 24, 2021 7:31:37 am
the white tiger release reviewThe film features Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rajkummar Rao and Adarsh Gourav among others. (Photo: Netflix)

Director Ramin Bahrani’s The White Tiger, starring Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao and debutante Adarsh Gourav, will start streaming on Netflix on Friday. The film is the official adaptation of Arvind Adiga’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name.

The White Tiger chronicles the journey of Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav) from a poor villager to a successful entrepreneur. The film’s trailer suggests it makes a commentary on the struggles of India’s working class. While unveiling the trailer a few weeks ago, Priyanka Chopra had said that she was proud to be a part of the film as it was about breaking free from what one believes is his or her destiny.

Priyanka Chopra is also the executive producer on the film along with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay. In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Priyanka said that the film had a profound effect on her, “It made me uncomfortable and made me think about a part of the world that we sort of desensitise ourselves to.”

Rajkummar Rao thanked director Ramin Bahrani for giving him the part of Ashok in the film. He shared on Twitter, “Our Captain #RaminBahrani. There was no way in the world I would have missed out on this golden opportunity to work wid this amazing man & to be a part of his vision in #TheWhiteTiger. Thank u for giving me #Ashok & making me an integral part of Balram’s journey in #TWT. @netflix”

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Here are all the latest updates about The White Tiger

16:18 (IST)22 Jan 2021
Planning to watch The White Tiger? Watch the trailer

Adarsh Gourav looks quite impressive in the trailer.

15:54 (IST)22 Jan 2021
The White Tiger will make you uncomfortable: Priyanka Chopra

When Priyanka Chopra shared the first look from the film, she tweeted, "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." 

The 38-year-old said the film will chronicle Balram’s rise from a poor villager to a successful entrepreneur in India, showcasing how hunger and lack of opportunity can build and drive a human being’s "animal instinct of survival."

She added, "Rajkummar 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." READ MORE

15:36 (IST)22 Jan 2021
Adarsh Gourav in The White Tiger
 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Adarsh Gourav (@gouravadarsh)

Sharing the poster, Adarsh Gourav wrote, "So kicked to share the main poster of the film with everybody!"

15:19 (IST)22 Jan 2021
Priyanka shared some photos from the sets

The White Tiger star Priyanka Chopra shared some BTS photos just before the film's release.

15:02 (IST)22 Jan 2021
Sayani Gupta shares her best wishes

Sayani Gupta shared via Twitter, "So excited for #TheWhiteTiger Great luck @priyankachopra @RajkummarRao #adarshgaurav @NetflixIndia @shrishtiarya Can't wait to finish shoot tomorrow and come home to watch the film as soon as I can! Big love!"

14:45 (IST)22 Jan 2021
The White Tiger is now roaring

Netflix India tweeted, "This had our heart beating so loudly we had to watch it twice just to hear it all! The White Tiger, now roaring."

14:31 (IST)22 Jan 2021
How Netflix helped The White Tiger movie become a reality

People have been trying to get a film adaption of The White Tiger off the ground for years. Producer Mukul Deora scooped up the film rights a decade ago. But it’s safe to say no one has been hoping to make an adaptation as long as Ramin Bahrani. READ MORE

14:10 (IST)22 Jan 2021
The White Tiger: Our verdict

Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave The White Tiger 3 stars. She wrote, "Priyanka Chopra does her bit, though her American-desi rebellious ‘bahu’ is a bit fuzzily dealt with. But the film belongs to Adarsh Gourav, who channels that very specific, razor-sharp mixture of obsequiousness and rage, to come up with a stellar performance." READ THE FULL THE WHITE TIGER REVIEW HERE

13:58 (IST)22 Jan 2021
Rajkummar Rao shared love for The White Tiger director Ramin Bahrani

Rajkummar Rao took to Twitter to post, "Our Captain #RaminBahrani. There was no way in the world I would have missed out on this golden opportunity to work wid this amazing man & to be a part of his vision in #TheWhiteTiger. Thank u for giving me #Ashok & making me an integral part of Balram’s journey in #TWT. @netflix"

13:28 (IST)22 Jan 2021
Adarsh Gourav's mother is proud of her son
 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Adarsh Gourav (@gouravadarsh)

Adarsh shared in the caption, "1. Amma said "I was feeling so much excitement and love for you, I got the garrage painted.

2. She came to receive me at the airport with a "Welcome white tiger" flag yesterday.🥺"

13:01 (IST)22 Jan 2021
Delhi HC refused to stay release of film The White Tiger on Netflix

The Delhi High Court, on Thursday, refused to stay the release of the film The White Tiger on OTT platform Netflix on a plea by Hollywood producer John Hart Jr alleging copyright violation.

In an urgent hearing conducted late evening, Justice C Hari Shankar dismissed the stay application by the producer saying not a single reason was shown to approach the court less than 24 hours before the release of the film. READ MORE

12:42 (IST)22 Jan 2021
Here's how Priyanka had shared the first look of the film
 
 
 
 
 
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12:29 (IST)22 Jan 2021
The White Tiger movie review round-up

The initial reviews of the film suggest that critics are mighty impressed with the performance of Adarsh Gourav. Read more here

12:09 (IST)22 Jan 2021
Who is The White Tiger actor Adarsh Gourav?

Actor Adarsh Gourav is awaiting the release of his big project The White Tiger, also starring Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao. The Netflix film, which is streaming now, is based on Aravind Adiga’s novel of the same name. Adarsh Gourav plays the central role in Netflix film The White Tiger. READ MORE

11:56 (IST)22 Jan 2021
When RajKummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra had some BTS fun
 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by RajKummar Rao (@rajkummar_rao)

11:37 (IST)22 Jan 2021
Priyanka Chopra plays 'Pinky madam' in the film
 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (@priyankachopra)

Priyanka Chopra earlier shared stills from The White Tiger and talked about her role.

11:16 (IST)22 Jan 2021
Rajkummar Rao shared his excitement before the film's release
 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by RajKummar Rao (@rajkummar_rao)

The actor shared this video and wrote along, "#TheWhiteTiger is coming tomorrow to meet you."

11:03 (IST)22 Jan 2021
Priyanka Chopra shares The White Tiger song
 
 
 
 
 
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Priyanka Chopra shared the song "Jungle Mantra" from her movie The White Tiger on Instagram.

10:44 (IST)22 Jan 2021
Adarsh Gourav shared a 'Behind the scenes' click
 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Adarsh Gourav (@gouravadarsh)

Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao, Adarsh Gourav are seen in the photo from The White Tiger film's sets.

The White Tiger has already earned acclaim from critics internationally, with many calling it the "anti-Slumdog Millionaire".

The Hollywood Reporter’s David Rooney wrote in his review, “The sting of underclass payback doesn’t rival that of, say, Parasite, but the movie taps into the same simmering rage of the have-nots, shafted out of an unyielding system in a perilously unbalanced world. It could almost be considered the anti-Slumdog Millionaire.”

While Variety’s Owen Gleiberman said the film is “like Slumdog Millionaire with more reality.” “The White Tiger is a tale of beating the steepest odds, and for much of the film Bahrani is in full, boisterous command as a storyteller. He captures how a society is embodied in its smallest interactions: the way a rival driver Balram must first defeat is made vulnerable by having to hide his Muslim faith; or the parasitical cynicism of the servants Balram shares living quarters within a parking garage; or the cutthroat elitism of the Stork and his family," read an excerpt from the review.