Film: The White Tiger
Artists: Priyanka Chopra, Rajkumar Rao, Adarsh Gaurav, Mahesh Manjrekar
Director: Ramin Bahrani
Rating: two and a half stars
What a story
There is a dialogue in the film that the White Tiger in animals is born once in several generations. This has been used as sarcasm for the film. The film is from a village where Balarama (Adarsh Gaurav) lives with his family. Dad dies of TB disease. After this, Balarama’s life changes. The responsibility of the house falls on the head. Dreams are broken Still he gives his dreams a chance. He becomes the car driver of Ashok (Rajkumar Rao), the son of his village zamindar. He is accompanied by his wife Pinky (Priyanka). Together they both want to grow the outsourcing business. Meanwhile, one such incident occurs, which completely changes the story. Balarama realizes how the rich hide their sins by using the poor. Balaram then decides that he too will no longer choose the direct route. Where does it take its destination. This is the essence here. But the story does not touch the heart like Slum Dog.
The story has been tried to show in a completely realistic way. Narrative is good.
What is bad
The story is presented in a fairly superficial way. You know what happens next. Such stories have also been seen before. Despite actors such as Rajkumar and Priyanka, the acting is not visible at all. There are no such events that attract you. There is no moment in the film that does emotional. These days, for every film, Hindu and Muslim issues are being forced. Casteism is a superficial approach to wealth-poverty.
Notwithstanding Rajkumar Rao and Priyanka Chopra, the screenplay at that level is not fabricated. Rajkumar Rao has done a simple and natural job nonetheless. Priyanka has been seen unnecessarily overacting. This is Adarsh Gaurav’s film and he has played his part honestly, perfectly well. He has done a great job.
There is little scope to connect to the general audience.
Review By: Anu Verma