The White Tiger (2021)
February 28, 2021 10:59 PM - Subscribe

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.
posted by Literaryhero (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Available on Netflix.
posted by Literaryhero at 11:01 PM on February 28, 2021 [1 favorite]

I liked it better than I thought I would; the beginning of the film is very different than the ending.

Loved the shade thrown at 'Slumdog Millionaire' and this felt a lot more plausible and explores more interesting dynamics.

Adarsh Gourav (Balram) does a very credible character growth.

The inclusion of "Americanised" characters, including Priyanka Chopra, is an effective counterpoint to highlight the very different dynamics that the lead character has to contend with as his reality.

It is not a pleasant film, and brings to mind a little bit of 'Goodfellas' and an unsavoury journey from poverty/ prejudice.
posted by porpoise at 11:59 PM on February 28, 2021

I read liked the book a few years back! Didn't know they made a movie. I will check this out.
posted by gemutlichkeit at 9:23 AM on March 1, 2021

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