When is The White Tiger Netflix release time? Here’s when you can tune into the 2021 Ramin Bahrani movie on the streaming service.

Recently, Netflix gave their subscribers some phenomenal news, explaining that they’re set to release one new movie every single week throughout 2021.

Last year, the streamer unveiled new titles from such championed talents as David Fincher, Spike Lee, Charlie Kaufman and many more.

This year, audiences have already been invited to check out the heartbreaking drama of Pieces of a Woman and the sci-fi spectacle of Outside the Wire.

Now, viewers are eagerly anticipating The White Tiger.

Directed by Ramin Bahrani, the film stars newcomer Adarsh Gourav alongside the likes of Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, telling the tale of a villager turned entrepreneur.

Here’s when you can check it out…

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The White Tiger: Netflix release time

  • The White Tiger will be available on Netflix from Friday, January 22nd 2021 at midnight in the US. In the UK, it will be added around 8 am.

As noted by Metro, the difference in time is due to different time zones. Netflix releases new titles at Midnight in San Francisco time, which is where the Netflix headquarters are. This is the equivalent of 8 am in London.

So, if you’re in the UK, you should find The White Tiger in the Netflix library by roughly 8 am.

The movie was released theatrically on Wednesday, January 13th 2021.

Ramin Bahrani talks The White Tiger

There are a number of well-known names in the cast, so you may be wondering why Ramin decided to cast a newcomer in The White Tiger.

Speaking with the Radio Times, the director explained why, noting that he passed on established performers to cast Adarsh:

“I had an opportunity to talk with a lot of actors, stars that you might know, Bollywood stars who are all incredible. But at a certain point, while I was in India, I felt that the lead actor should be from India and preferably unknown. I just felt it matched the character and the story of an underdog.”

He added: “I didn’t want to see a rich successful actor playing the part of that underclass underdog who’s going to do something crazy in the film. And Adarsh just blew me away in the audition!”

Ramin went on to describe that Adarsh was “really inspiring on set”, conveying what he brought to the role: “He has this great winning smile, he’s very charming and you like him immediately. But if you don’t pay attention and you look at him again he’s got a laser on you and you don’t know what he might do – and I needed that duality.”

What is the critics’ verdict?

On the whole, The White Tiger has been met with favourable reviews and currently holds an impressive 75 score on MetaCritic.

The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw called it “an absorbing tale of feline ambition”.

Similarly, The Telegraph’s Robbie Collin said: “It’s a punchy, propulsive watch, blown along by snappy editing and a hip-hop-driven soundtrack that stresses that there’s still much fun to be had when hefty themes of inequality and geopolitics are being tackled. And honestly? There really is.”

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