The White Tiger
 
 
Directed by Ramin Bahrani, India 2021
126 mins. Hindi and English dialogue with English sub-titles
 
Summary:
 
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 his wife, 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 realises 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. Based on the New York Times bestseller and 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"A film about a culture of servitude and inequality in modern India ... really remarkable and very worth watching."  (Mark Kermode)