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The White Tiger (2021)

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An ambitious Indian driver uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and rise to the top. An epic journey based on the New York Times bestseller.


Ramin Bahrani


Ramin Bahrani (written for the screen by), Aravind Adiga (based on the book by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adarsh Gourav ... Balram
Rajkummar Rao ... Ashok
Priyanka Chopra ... Pinky Madam (as Priyanka Chopra Jonas)
Vedant Sinha ... Dharam
Kamlesh Gill ... Granny
Sandeep Singh Sandeep Singh ... Young Kishan
Tilak Raj Tilak Raj ... Tea Shop Owner
Satish Kumar ... Balram's Father
Harshit Mahawar Harshit Mahawar ... Young Balram
Mahesh Pillai Mahesh Pillai ... School Inspector
Rajinder Singh Pancharia Rajinder Singh Pancharia ... Teacher
Mahesh Manjrekar ... The Stork
Vijay Maurya ... Mukesh 'The Mongoose'
Sanket Shanware ... Kishan
Balvinder Singh Baryah Balvinder Singh Baryah ... Driving Instructor (as Balvinder Singh)

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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. Written by Netflix

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language, violence and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Verbal product placement, Sheraton Hotel. See more »


When Balram was narrating the story about Chinese president traveling to India and meeting Manmohan (Ex-PM of India) there was a glimpse of printing INR 2000 currency note. However, INR 2000 denomination came after demonetization in 2016, while the story takes place in early 2010. See more »


Balram: I don't give it to you because I need to, but because I want to.
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Teri Baaton
Written by Raghav (as Raghav Mathur), Nina Mathur, Pliers (as Everton Bonner), Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar (as Sly Dunbar), Chaka Demus (as John Taylor), Lloyd Willis
Performed by Raghav
Couretsy of Mathurmatics Records LTD.
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The Indian "Parasite"
1 February 2021 | by anshulrsSee all my reviews

This movie reminds me of Oscar Winning 'Parasite'. How poor people take advantage of rich ones, is the centre of storyline in both the movies. White Tiger is throghly an enjoyable movie and 1st half is so engaging. The end is still questionable because the movie ends on a negative note. So 7/10 otherwise.. i was thinking about giving 8/10. need more such unique movies.

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Release Date:

22 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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