Netflix has released the official teaser of ‘The White Tiger‘ starring Priyanka Jonas, Rajkumar Rao and debutant Adarsh Gourav in the lead roles. The movie is based on Aravind Adiga’s New York Times-bestselling and 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name. Netflix is producing the project in association with Mukul Deora. Priyanka Chopra Jonas is also serving as the executive producer.

The 2-minute trailer explores themes like poverty, corruption, survival and class struggle in India. The trailer unfolds from the point of view of Balram Halwai (Adarsh), who is narrating his rise from a poor villager to a successful entrepreneur. It highlights how poverty hits the poor and how riches are just filling up their pocket. It also showcases how corruption and class are still prevalent in several parts of this country.

Balram takes up the job of a driver for the US returned couple – Ashok (Rajkummar) and Pinky (Priyanka). His social lessons teach to be a good servant. However, one night, the couple try to trap him to save themselves, Balram ensures that not just his freedom, but also a revolt against the class system in India.

Sharing the trailer on Twitter, Priyanka Chopra wrote, “Presenting the first look trailer of #TheWhiteTiger. You believe your destiny is what was bred in you… till you find a way to break free. I’m so proud to be part of this project. From writer-director Ramin Bahrani, The White Tiger is an adaptation of The New York Times Bestseller & the 2008 Man Booker Prize Winning novel by Aravind Adiga. WATCH it in select theaters December and on Netflix, January 22, 2021 #TheWhiteTigerNetflix.”

The film is directed by Ramin Bahrani and will release on Netflix in January 2021.