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THE WHITE TIGER (2020): The Things I Liked…

The White Tiger (2021), Priyanka Chopra, Netflix
The White Tiger (2021), Priyanka Chopra, Netflix

The White Tiger, though not perfect, it’s a good movie with flawless performances.

Starring Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao and Adarsh Gourav; director Ramin Bahrani’s crime/drama tells the story of a poor Indian driver named Balram. Particularly his use of wit and cunning to break free from servitude to his rich masters.

I found several things to enjoy about The White Tiger. From the generally well-paced, compelling story, to its commentary on India’s socio-economic ills, and the broken systems that maintain them. It was interesting to see the different paths the characters of The White Tiger took to survive. And where possible, drastically change their fate within said system. No wonder then, that none of the people in the story are angels.

Another thing to appreciate is how none of the main female characters in The White Tiger are stereotypically ‘helpless.’

After seeing the trailer several weeks earlier, I’d been looking forward to a story of epic proportions. I can now say that epic is not too far from the truth. However, there are things I wish were different about director Bahrani’s movie. For example, the way the story seemed to slow down at approximately three-quarters of the way. Secondly, the ending felt a tad abrupt and not as thoroughly satisfying. I was therefore left wanting, and reminded that the start of the movie was also awkward.

I’ve never read Aravind Adiga’s  bestselling book that inspired this movie. Still, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that everyone who has read the book loves it more than the film.

Watch The White Tiger because it is a good story overall.

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THE WHITE TIGER (2021): New Trailer Starring Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao, Adarsh Gourav…

The White Tiger (2021), Adarsh Gourav, Netflix
The White Tiger (2021), Adarsh Gourav, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of  The White Tiger (2021).

Based on Aravind Adiga’s bestselling book of the same name, new drama The White Tiger is the story of the epic journey of a poor Indian driver who must use his wit and cunning to break free from servitude to his rich masters.

Co-written and directed by Ramin Bahrani; Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao and Adarsh Gourav star.

I’m excited for this one on account of the very compelling story set in a country I’m ever curious about. Also, Priyanka Chopra! This will be my first Chopra movie that seems to be fully English-speaking while set in India.

Perrie Kapernaros, Nalneesh Neel, Vedant Sinha, Aaron Wan, Abhishek Khandekar and Mahesh Pillai also star.

The White Tiger Release Dates: January (2021), (US & US) Netflix…

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ISN’T IT ROMANTIC (2019): The Thing I Liked…

Isn't It Romantic (2019), Rebel Wilson
Isn’t It Romantic (2019), Rebel Wilson

Isn’t It Romantic is a comedy / romance about Natalie, a young woman who’s become disenchanted with love and mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.

The good news about director Todd Strauss-Schulson’s movie is that I did laugh and smile a few times. The beautiful city of New York and all the scenes before Natalie wakes up in the hospital are the ones I enjoyed the most. What I like about these scenes is the way Natalie was making fun of romantic comedies. The disappointment then came for me when she found herself inside a romantic comedy, but it wasn’t an especially good one.

The vibrant colours and the humour in the super romantic New York scenes were fun in parts but after a while it didn’t do a good job of holding my interest. Something about Isn’t It Romantic made the movie feel as though it shouldn’t have been the final draft, because if it had felt more finished, maybe I’d have been more convinced by Natalie’s emotional journey and the way it was executed.

Another moment I didn’t find convincing is the actual presentation of the ‘parking lot conversion’ idea. Not that I have any actual architectural experience but as someone who’s been in many presentations, I wanted to buy into Natalie’s idea and visualise it as a good and feasible one during that presentation but it just didn’t happen.

Watch Isn’t It Romantic if you’re so curious. The trailer is pretty fun so you may find that you enjoy the finnished film more than I did.

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ISN’T IT ROMANTIC (2019): New Trailer From Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra, Adam Devine…

Isn't It Romantic (2019), rebel Wilson
Isn’t It Romantic (2019), rebel Wilson

Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson; Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra and Adam Devine are the stars of new comedy / romance Isn’t It Romantic.

This ones the story of a young woman disenchanted with love who mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy…

I already like this more than expected. The colours and silliness are the reason.Fingers firmly crossed for a good result.

Betty Gilpin, Faith Logan, Shyrley Rodriguez,  Michelle Buteau, Doris McCarthy, Marija Juliette Abney, and, Sawandi Wilson also star

Isn’t It Romantic Release Dates: February 14th, 2019 (US)…

Read my spoiler free movie review of Isn’t It Romantic.

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A KID LIKE JAKE (2018): New Trailer Starring Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Priyanka Chopra, Octavia Spencer…

A Kid Like Jake (2018), Claire Danes, Leo James Davis, Jim parsons
A Kid Like Jake (2018), Claire Danes, Leo James Davis, Jim parsons

Directed by Silas Howard, A Kid Like Jake stars Claire Danes, Jim parsons, Octavia Spencer and Priyana Chopra.

Parsons and Danes play a Brooklyn based couple whose four-year-old son’s preschool director points out that his gender-nonconforming play may be more than just a phase…

The subject matter is so very interesting and is a great reminder of why I love movies and the often useful stories they tell.

Besides the great cast and promising story, I’m really looking forward to the beautiful images of a well lit New York City, a place I always miss.

A Kid Like Jake Release Dates: June 1st, 2018 (US)…

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BAYWATCH (2017): New Trailer From Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Priyanka Chopra…

Baywatch (2017), Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron
Baywatch (2017), Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron

Read my spoiler-free movie review of  Baywatch (2017).

Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson and Priyanka Chopra are the stars of Baywatch; the new Seth Gordon directed comedy based on the very successful 90s TV series of the same name.

This new version of Baywatch is categorised as a comedy, whereas the TV show was an action / drama. I sure hope that bodes well for the end result.

My fingers are firmly crossed because I want this movie to be good so I can reminisce about some of my youth with a smile on my face.

Lee Hodge, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera and Jon Bass also star.

Baywatch Release Dates:  May 12th, 2017 (UK); May 19th, 2017 (US)…

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