Dev Patel’s ‘Monkey Man’ sets June streaming date

The film is produced by Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions.

Dev Patel’s ‘Monkey Man’ sets June streaming date

Dev Patel in Monkey Man

By:
Mohnish Singh

Dev Patel’s directorial debut Monkey Man is gearing up for its digital premiere on June 14 on Peacock, following a successful theatrical run.

This film, which also stars Sobhita Dhulipala, Pitobash, Vipin Sharma, Ashwini Kalsekar, Makarand Deshpande, Adithi Kalkunte, Sikandar Kher, and Sharlto Copley, marked a new chapter in Patel’s career, showcasing his versatility and vision as a filmmaker.

Monkey Man is a thrilling action-packed narrative that intertwines elements of Indian mythology with a contemporary storyline. The film follows the journey of a recently released ex-felon who struggles to navigate a society filled with greed and decay while seeking to avenge those who have wronged him. The film’s protagonist, played by Patel himself, embodies the mythic figure of the “Monkey Man,” drawing inspiration from the Hindu deity Hanuman, known for his strength, courage, and devotion.

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Here’s the official synopsis: Monkey Man is an action thriller about one man’s quest for vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to victimize the poor and powerless systemically. Inspired by the legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage, Monkey Man stars Patel as Kid, an anonymous young man who ekes out a meager living in an underground fight club where, night after night, wearing a gorilla mask, he is beaten bloody by more popular fighters for cash. After years of suppressed rage, Kid discovers a way to infiltrate the enclave of the city’s sinister elite. As his childhood trauma boils over, his mysteriously scarred hands unleash an explosive campaign of retribution to settle the score with the men who took everything from him. Packed with thrilling and spectacular fight and chase scenes, Monkey Man is directed by Dev Patel from his original story and his screenplay with Paul Angunawela and John Collee (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World).

The film is produced by Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions.