Move over, Slumdog Millionaire. This is the real deal.

Ramin Bahrani's sprawling tale of a poor young Indian man who rises to become an entrepreneur is an epic saga of inequality, poverty, and corruption. Adapted from the Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Aravind Adiga, it is not your typical feel-good story about plucky self-realization. A first-person narrator, Balram (the extraordinary Adarsh Gourav), tells us his story from rags…