Netflix’s ‘The White Tiger’ Is A Visually Witty Exploration Of Class That Evokes Memories Of ‘Parasite’

Netflix’s ‘The White Tiger’ Is A Visually Witty Exploration Of Class That Evokes Memories Of ‘Parasite’

Uproxx - News·2021-01-26 12:07

Despite being a dizzyingly diverse nation of more than 1.3 billion people, movies set in India, probably thanks to the Bollywood formula and Slumdog Millionaire, still carry with them an oddly specific set of expectations. It’s hard not to expect exuberant expression, vivid colors, music, and a vague kind of plucky optimism driving it all. In White Tiger, director Ramin Bahrani (adapting a 2008 bestseller by Aravind Adiga) plays on those expectations to deliver something else entirely: an exploration of class, caste, culture, and capitalism that isn’t particularly sunny and definitely doesn’t have any dancing.

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