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Dev Patel unleashes the fury in ‘Monkey Man’

Dev Patel unleashes the fury in ‘Monkey Man’


“One small ember…can burn down everything.”

Brace yourself for the next stage in the evolution of action cinema as Oscar-nominated actor Dev Patel steps things up in his unfiltered passion project, Monkey Man. Stepping into the directing chair, Patel goes for it with a full-on, all-out action watch, and audiences will feel their adrenal glands kick in with this one.

Check out the full trailer below:

Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

Oscar nominee Dev Patel (Lion, Slumdog Millionaire) achieves an astonishing, tour-de-force feature directing debut with an action thriller about one man’s quest for vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemically victimize the poor and powerless.

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’s international cast includes Sharlto Copley (District 9), Sobhita Dhulipala (Made in Heaven), Pitobash (Million Dollar Arm), Vipin Sharma (Hotel Mumbai), Ashwini Kalsekar (Ek Tha Hero), Adithi Kalkunte (Hotel Mumbai), Sikandar Kher (Aarya) and Makarand Deshpande (RRR).

Monkey Man is a project of burning passion for Patel, who is known for a love of martial arts, which includes holding a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and he throws himself into the chaotic set pieces of this picture. Monkey Man also clearly has a vibe that will take audiences by surprise, and in between the carnage, there’s a good dose of dark comedy that is sure to make you laugh in the most unexpected of moments.

Prepare for one hell of a rush when Monkey Man arrives in cinemas on April 4.