Books  |  Jan 22, 2021

The White Tiger launches on Netflix

Based on the eponymous Booker Prize-winning novel by Aravind Adiga and directed by Ramin Bahrani (Fahrenheit 451, 99 Homes, Man Push Cart), The White Tiger launches on Netflix on Friday 22nd January.

Exploring a darkly humorous perspective of stark class inequalities, The White Tiger follows protagonist Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav). Told retrospectively, the story tracks his journey from Delhi, working as a driver for a rich liberal couple, Ashok (Rajkummar Rao) and his American-Indian wife Pinky (Priyanka Chopra Jonas), to Bangalore, where he is a successful entrepreneur.

Focussing on themes of class, religion, poverty, corruption and globalisation, this is a gripping and timely adaptation of a modern classic. With executive-producers including Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Ava DuVernay, the film has received rave reviews:

‘Balzac-worthy satire of submission and power” says Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian (****)

“As angry, smart and dark as Parasite” Evening Standard (****)

“A vibrant, propulsive and morally complex adaptation …. One of those rare adaptations that is so good that it’s a great advert for the book, rather than a poor imitation of it.” iNews (*****)


The White Tiger is now available on Netflix.