Directed by American director Ramin Bahrani, the film is based on Aravind Adiga’s book by the same name. The novel, which released in 2008, earned Adiga the Man Booker Prize the same year.
The film will premiere on the streaming giant on January 22, 2021.
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The English-language film also stars Mahesh Manjrekar and Nalneesh Neel. The trailer implies that the film is based on class-based discrimination, where servants are made to bear the brunt of their employer’s deeds.
As per the synopsis given by Netflix, Gourav’s character “uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and become an entrepreneur”.
Ava DuVernay and Chopra Jonas are the film’s executive producers, while Italian cinematographer Paolo Carnera is the cinematographer. Tim Streeto is in charge of editing and music has been composed by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans.
The three leading actors of the film- Gourav, Chopra Jonas and Rao- shared the trailer on social media.
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Gourav has earlier worked in several supporting roles in advertisements and films like Sridevi-starrer Mom (2017), where he played the role of one of the antagonists. He was also seen in web series like Die Trying (2018), and Leila (2019). The White Tiger will be the first film where plays the lead role.
The White Tiger will be Chopra Jonas’ first release in 2021. She was last seen in the 2019 film The Sky is Pink, opposite Farhan Akhtar. Her upcoming works include We Can Be Heroes, The Matrix 4, and Citadel, among others.