The White Tiger

audience Reviews

, 80% Audience Score
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Very good representation of life
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Slick, funny, sad, and cynical all at once. To fit so much into one movie, surely the edit suffers a bit - this movie was just too long. However, its scale borders on epic so it's easy to forgive it for being a bit bloated. The White Tiger is a story of desperation, ambition, and morality that stayed with me for some time after watching. How far would you go to escape a predestined reality for something more?
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Ramin Bahrani's "The White Tiger" is an ambitious, darkly comic and gritty satire that sheds light on the oft-ignored class struggles of modern India. With his eighth feature, writer/director Ramin Bahrani has crafted a scathing indictment of the caste system in modern India. It's the filmmaker's first attempt to satirize the experiences of lower-caste drivers in India, but he pulls it off successfully. Using dazzling cinematography, Bahrani draws viewers into the world of a poverty-stricken chauffeur that dreams of becoming rich. From intimate close-ups to stunning establishing shots, the cinematography keeps viewers immersed in the film's cultural setting. Bahrani effectively employs a diverse color palette to draw a fine distinction between the lives of poor and upper-class individuals in India. It is hard to not praise the phenomenal performances from the cast. Adarsh Gourav delivers a star-making performance as Balram Halwai. With mesmerizing expressions, he conveys the ambitions, desperation and machiavellian streak of an impoverished servant that conspires to deceive his rich employers. The supporting cast, which includes the Bollywood legend Rajkumar Rao, is also spectacular and worthy of recognition. Although "The White Tiger" is undeniably an unforgettable class satire, ultimately it is not a flawless film. It is unevenly paced, and struggles to maintain momentum following an engrossing first hour. Moreover, it builds to an exaggerated conclusion that sugarcoats the harsh realities of poverty. Nevertheless, fans of the beloved book will definitely enjoy "The White Tiger" and so will movie-goers seeking enlightening entertainment. At a time when Indian impoverishment remains glamorized in Hollywood, its a stark reminder of the harsh realities that lower-caste servants continue to experience in one of the world's most underdeveloped countries.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Definitely worth watching. Fascinating movie with a lackluster ending.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    This is a drama as it should be, canonical, with life, death and everything in between that is human. Though i found the acting in this movie being sometimes weird-ish i will not judge it since i`m not that versed in Hindi cinematography but make no mistake this is a great movie. Maybe one of the best of 2020.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    la pelicula es entretenida su historia 6/10
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    The White Tiger is a thumping, vibrant film about modern Indian life. It's enjoyable and even enlightening but I couldn't dig myself totally into it. The film is based on the Booker Prize winning novel by Aravind Adiga. It's basically the life story of Balram Halwai. Growing up in a small rural village he was very good at school, a 'White Tiger' but when his father is unable to pay his debts to the village landlord young Balram goes into servitude. Eventually as he grows up he moves to Delhi and becomes a driver for the family, living a poor lifestyle whilst serving the needs of the wealthy. The Delhi scenes are great, capturing the chaos and colour of the that enormous city. A major act though forces Balram to question his loyalty to the family and he decides to forge his own path. This film shows the inequity of Indian society and the huge gap between rich and poor but I could never quite connect to the characters in the film, leaving me feeling entertained but not enriched.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I really like this movie. It made me reflect on my own experiences in india. i dont think people understand how much damage the caste system causes today. Whether intentional or not, Priyanka Chopra Jonas was perfect for this movie.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    The story sheds some light on the Indian caste system with some great acting.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Super entertaining. Loved the book and really liked the movie version. Killer lead actor. Excellent social commentary. Fun for those who hate oppression.