Will Dev Patel’s Movie ‘Monkey Man’ Be Released In India? Fans Disappointed By Release Delay.
Will Dev Patel’s Movie ‘Monkey Man’ Be Released In India? Fans Disappointed By Release Delay.

Dev Patel’s highly anticipated directorial debut, ‘Monkey Man,’ has made its global debut on silver screens everywhere except in India, leaving fans disheartened and uncertain about a confirmed release date. Bollywood stars Sobhita Dhulipala and Sikander Kher join Patel in this action-thriller, produced by the acclaimed Academy Award winner and filmmaker Jordan Peele.

Patel celebrated for his breakout role in Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ has consistently delivered outstanding performances in various projects such as ‘The Newsroom,’ ‘Chappie,’ ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,’ ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,’ and ‘Lion.’ His remarkable talent has earned him nominations for Oscars and BAFTAs, with a BAFTA win for his role in ‘Lion.’

Dev Patel In ‘Monkey Man’
Dev Patel In ‘Monkey Man’. Image: IMDB

Despite receiving widespread acclaim, ‘Monkey Man’ is facing challenges reaching Indian screens, with Netflix and Universal navigating a delicate distribution process. However, after a series of negotiations, Netflix withdrew from the distribution deal due to concerns about potentially offending the Indian audience with the film’s intense themes.

The stellar ensemble cast of ‘Monkey Man’ has garnered significant attention and early critical praise for their performances, dominating headlines. Yet, uncertainties persist regarding the film’s release in India.

Directorial Debut From Dev Patel

In ‘Monkey Man,’ Dev Patel takes on multiple roles, a writer, producer, star, and even fight choreographer, enduring a few broken bones along the way. He pays homage to cinematic icons like Bruce Lee, Sammo Hung, and Bollywood legends, incorporating their influences into ‘Monkey Man’ with intense passion. The outcome feels overstuffed, as Patel unleashes a lifetime of movie dreams onto the screen.

Despite the film’s reportedly troubled production, with Dev Patel crediting Jordan Peele for ‘saving’ it, the mere existence of ‘Monkey Man’ seems like a small miracle, fueled by infectious enthusiasm.

When ‘Monkey Man’ hits its stride, it does so emphatically. Patel, portraying the unnamed fighter known simply as ‘Kid,’ embodies the role with unwavering determination. He resides in a gritty underground fight club, masked and bruised, driven by a silent fury. Patel’s expressive eyes communicate volumes, conveying a resolute determination that transcends dialogue.


Fans express frustration over Monkey Man’s delay on X.

People keep talking about how great the movie is, giving it top ratings. This just adds to the excitement about the film for fans of Dev Patel and Jordan Peele in India. These fans have been sharing their frustration on social media, like on X. There’s news that ‘Monkey Man’ won’t come out in Indian theaters. Fans are now giving up hope of watching it on the big screen and are waiting for it to be available to watch online instead.


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