The White Tiger (2021)

An ambitious Indian driver uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and rise to the top. An epic journey based on the New York Times bestseller. (Letterboxd)
Uneven and a bit scattered in its mix of a generic “rags to riches” plotline with a more nuanced character study and critical examination of both western capitalism and the class system in India. It’s not helped by a pointless narrative framework (the end reveal is underwhelming), but Gourav’s great turn, along with some cool artistic touches throughout (Balram’s visions, the 4th wall breaking, unnerving close-ups–see especially during the signing) keeps this engaging through the bumpy delivery.
7/10 (Good)

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