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 (Rajkumar Rao) and Pinky (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.
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Did You Know?
Aravind Adiga dedicated the novel "The White Tiger" to Ramin Bahrani, the Iranian American director of the movie. Turns out the two have been close friends since college. See more
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I was trapped in the rooster coop, and don't believe for a second there's a million rupee game show you can win to get out of it.
Referenced in The 93rd Oscars
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Written by Rohit k Sharma
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