New Netflix movie “The White Tiger” is a stunning adaption of the book by Aravind Adiga

January 26, 2021

Over the weekend, it was the third most-watched film on the platform.

Netflix has released a new movie called “The White Tiger”. It is based on the Man Booker winner and New York Times bestseller book by the same title. The book was written by Aravind Adiga. The story follows an Indian man’s journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur. 

Check out the film’s trailer below.

Balram, the main character, gets a job for an affluent family. He is a driver to Ashok and his wife, Pinky. The job is initially a major stepping stone for Balram, as he earns a good salary and lives on the family’s estate.

It doesn’t take long, though, for the film to take a very dark turn. In a surprise move, Ashok and Pinky use Balram as the fall-guy for a crime they committed. This sends Balram off on a path of destruction and revenge. 

The main character constantly narrates the film, keeping the viewer informed of what is happening and why certain events led to specific results. Some might find this annoying, but in the context of this film, it is masterfully executed and the viewer never gets lost in the details.

The movie was directed and written by Ramin Bahrani. He has received major praise from critics for managing to stay true to a renowned book. Some are saying that this might be the finest film adaption in the 21st century.

Others have compared the film to the Academy Award-winning Parasite. This is likely because it also comments on class differences between the rich and poor. Like Parasite, the story tells one of a less fortunate individual’s rise to success while slowly undermining their rich employers.

On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has a very high rating of 91%.