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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.


  • Dev Patel
  • Sharlto Copley
  • Vipin Sharma
  • Sikandar Kher
  • Adithi Kalkunte
  • Sobhita Dhulipala
  • Ashwini Khalsekar
  • Makrand Deshpande
  • Vijay Kumar

Atom User Reviews

4.4 out of 5
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An amazing and original story by the action man himself, Patel! Absolutely loved the whole story, kept me and my company entertained and hooked from the beginning.

Jakem G
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Incredible fighting scenes and story. One of the best revenge films of all time. Like an Indian John Wick.

Sunny A


Mar 14, 2024

Monkey Man is the kind of action movie I want to see more of, and it gives Patel the chance to turn himself into the kind of action star he wants to see.

Jacob Oller
Paste Magazine
Mar 12, 2024

If the results are more than a little preachy, it’s only because Patel cares so passionately about the issues he spotlights and the cinematic language of violence he uses to discuss them.

Metacritic review by Matthew Monagle
Matthew Monagle
The Playlist
Mar 12, 2024

As a star, Patel has rarely been better. And as a director, he grants an intoxicatingly gruesome vision of the kind of gritty vehicles he could steer in the future.

Robert Daniels
Screen Daily