Netflix has released the trailer for the upcoming film The White Tiger, based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Aravind Adiga.
Directed and written for the screen by Ramin Bahrani, the movie revolves around Balram Halwai, an ambitious young man who moves from the small village where he was born in and spent his childhood to Delhi and becomes the driver of a rich Indian couple – Ashok and his American wife, Pinky. According to the official synopsis, “Balram’s entry into the world of the higher classes pulls back the curtain on an underbelly of corruption from which he must break free.” However, he uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and become an entrepreneur.
The cast ensemble includes Adarsh Gourav as the driber, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao as the rich couple.
The trailer gives viewers a glimpse at Balram’s life before moving to Delhi, where he gets to become Ashok’s driver. His life takes a dramatic turn when he is asked to sign a confession that he was alone in the car to cover Ashok and Pinky’s responsibility for a car accident. He eventually decides to take his destiny into his own hands and seize the kind of life he never would have thought possible. “I would have to become the creature that gets born only once every generation,” he says in voiceover, revealing that he calls himself The White Tiger.
The song used in the trailer is Queen’s iconic single “I Want To Break Free“.
The White Tiger will debut January 22 on Netflix following a limited theatrical release in December.