The official trailer of Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra’s Netflix film The White Tiger is out. It features Adarsh Gourav in the lead role. The film is based on Arvind Adiga’s novel of the same name. The trailer gives the gist of the drama that is going to unfold in the film, which highlights the poignant class divide in the Indian society. The film will premiere on Netflix on January 22.
Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao play the roles of a rich, US-returned married couple. They belong to an affluent business family of the city. Adarsh Gourav plays the role of their poor driver, Balram Halwai. Directed by Ramin Bahrani, the film is about how Balram Halwai uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty to become an entrepreneur.
As is shown in the trailer, The White Tiger is the story of Balram Halwai. It starts with Balram Halwai narrating his journey and his dreams about becoming a successful entrepreneur. In the trailer it is shown that how the young driver is reminded of his social status at every step he takes towards achieving his entrepreneurial dreams. When he expresses his wish to work for Ashok (Rajkummar Rao) he is told that he is a servant and should be faithful to his employers. He is a faithful servant who can go to any extent for his employers, but when his masters try to trap him in a road accident to save themselves, he rebels and ventures out on his own to become a businessman.
In October, Priyanka Chopra took to social media to release the first look of the lead characters of the film. She wrote, “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 (sic).”
Praising the young actor Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka wrote, “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 (sic).”
About Rajkummar Rao, Priyanka Chopra wrote, “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 (sic).”
Source: India Today