'The White Tiger'
Ramin Bahrani (CC '96), Film, interviewed by Hamid Dabashi, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
Filmmaker and School of the Arts faculty member Ramin Bahrani (CC '96) discussed his new film, The White Tiger — an adaptation of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Aravind Adiga — with Hamid Dabashi, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature. Netflix describes The White Tiger as an “epic journey of a poor Indian driver (Adarsh Gourav) who uses his wit and cunning to break free from servitude to his rich masters (Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra Jonas) and rise to the top of the heap.”
Note: Please watch The White Tiger on Netflix in advance of this conversation.
Co-presented by the Columbia Alumni Association; Columbia Global Centers; and the Film Program and Office of Public Programs and Engagement at Columbia University School of the Arts.
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Praise for The White Tiger:
"Funny, Ferocious, Burning Bright. A Sensational Star Turn by Adarsh Gourav."
–Wall Street Journal
"Addictive and absorbing."
"Ramin Bahrani is in full, boisterous command."
"A punchy, propulsive watch."
"One of the best movies of the year. A star-making turn from Adarsh Gourav."
Four stars from The Times and The Guardian.
In its opening weekend, The White Tiger reached #1 in India and made the Top 10 in the US and the UK on Netflix.
Event Time & Date
'The White Tiger' by Professor Ramin Bahrani Released on Netflix to Much Acclaim
'The White Tiger' by Professor Ramin Bahrani Released on Netflix to Much AcclaimJanuary 26, 2021
The film follows the epic journey of a poor Indian driver who must use his wit and cunning to break free from servitude to his rich masters and rise to the top of the heap.read more
'The White Tiger,' by Professor Ramin Bahrani Released by Netflix in January
'The White Tiger,' by Professor Ramin Bahrani Released by Netflix in JanuaryNovember 24, 2020
Set in contemporary India with sardonic undertones, the film is centered on the murderous rise of a Bangalore driver who climbs from the bottom of India’s caste society to become a chauffeur and successful entrepreneur.read more