Published on January 11th, 2021
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.
Movie Reviews: “The White Tiger”
Review: The Variety
Adarsh Gourav is marvelous as a small-town young man out to alter his destiny, but the trick of the tale is that it’s an ironic study of the psychology of servitude. A poor young man in India who longs for a life where the grass is greener. A stark but teeming portrait of the squalid underbelly of Indian poverty.
A one-in-a-million shot that could catapult our hero to the place of his dreams. “The White Tiger,” written and directed by Ramin Bahrani, is a movie that clearly owes a major debt — maybe its very existence — to “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008), Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning fable of a former Mumbai street kid looking to flip fortune on its head.
Review: The Hindustan Times
Adarsh Gaurav is being hailed as the star of Ramin Bahrani’s film, The White Tiger, in early reviews. Many compared the film to Slumdog Millionaire but agreed that the two have very little in common.The first reviews for Ramin Bahrani’s The White Tiger are in. Scheduled for a selective theatrical release on January 8 and then an online release on Netflix, the film is considered among the front-runners for the upcoming awards season.
Review: The Guardian
The White Tiger is a story of servitude, resentment and love – and what its hero calls “the contented smile that comes to the lips of a servant who has done his duty by his master”. He does a lot of smiling in this film, but this is about something other than contentment. It is a professional reflex and a personal holding pattern, a blank grin kept in place while the servant decides if he in fact hates his master, and while he also decides if he might somehow one day be the master himself.
Review: The Indian Express
Director Ramin Bahrani’s The White Tiger is all set to premiere on Netflix on January 22. Based on Aravind Adiga’s book of the same name, the film stars Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao in the lead roles.The initial reviews of the film are out and it looks like debutant Adarsh Gourav has impressed critics.