The Slumdog Millionaire-famed actor finally makes his directorial debut with this English film, which is distributed by Netflix
Still from Monkey Man
Remember that teenager Jamal from Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire in 2008? The one who answered every question on KBC like he was born with a cheat sheet? The character was played by Dev Patel, and guess what? He's all grown up and is ditching the hot seat for the director's chair now! His directorial debut film - Monkey Man, is about to hit the screens, and we are all betting it will be just as mind-blowing as that million-rupee question.
Universal Pictures and Jordan Peele have come together to stun us with an amazing trailer on January 26. The trailer is all filled with blood-soaked and gory scenes. The trailer is a high-octane bang of action, with Patel's character entangled in a relentless chase. He navigates a dangerous situation of gunmen, employing his skills with sheer determination. The cinematography seems mind-blowing and brutal, every move fueled by a mixture of desperation and peculiar motives.
Monkey Man tells a story about a man, who just got out of jail, and is all ready to fight for his existence. But the outside world is messed up. Big companies are greedy and not nice anymore, and people don't care about what's right, and do their own things no matter what. This guy now wants to take revenge from the people who ruined his life years ago, and he's leaving no stone to get all raw and barbaric.
Interestingly Monkey Man features a star-studded cast of Indian actors from Bollywood like Sobhita Dhulipala (Made in Heaven, The Night Manager) and Sikandar Kher (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, The Family Man), Pitobash Tripathi (Kahaani, Stree), Vipin Sharma (Sardar Udham, Mirzapur), Ashwini Kalsekar (Lunchbox, Lipstick Under My Burkha), Adithi Kalkunte (The Girl on the Train, Penguin), and Makarand Deshpande (The Verdict, Kaanch).
Dev Patel, the British actor, with Indian origin, has been successfully captivating audiences with his amazing performances every year. After Slumdog Millionaire, his other remarkable projects are The Last Airbender (2010), The Wedding Guest (2018), The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019), The Green Knight (2021), The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (2023), and more.