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    “I Wanted To Give It Real Soul, Real Trauma, Real Pain”: Dev Patel’s Directorial Debut ‘Monkey Man’ Gets Standing Ovation After His Claim That Action Genre Has Been Abused By The System

    Actor, writer, and now director Dev Patel does not shy away from putting a lot of effort into any project he does. He has previously starred in the Academy Award-winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire‘. This has led to Dev garnering global attraction and people looking up to the things he works on.

    His new movie, ‘Monkey Man‘ premiered at the SXSW Film Festival 2024 and Dev opened up about his experience of making the film. Before the screening, Dev described his journey, which was quite harrowing, with him receiving multiple injuries. He recalled, “People thought I went crazy. I’ve been away for a while. I was reading all these things on the internet … ‘Where Are They Now?’ ‘What Happened to Him?‘” Here’s how the film was received.

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    Dev Patel Opens Up About His Journey With ‘Monkey Man’

    Dev Patel in Monkey Man
    A still from ‘Monkey Man’

    Dev Patel’s love for Bruce Lee inspired ‘Monkey Man‘. “I snuck downstairs when I was a little kid, and I watched Bruce Lee on screen through the banister in Enter the Dragon,” he said. “I’d never seen anyone who looked slightly like me before and this guy had the same pigment as me, and from that day on, I fell in love with action movies.”

    According to him, the system has abused the action genre and claimed that he wanted to give it justice. “I think the action genre has sometimes been abused by the system,” said Patel. “I wanted to give it real soul, real trauma, real pain, and you guys deserve that. And I wanted to infuse it with a little bit of culture.

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    Blood, Sweat, And Tears Went Into The Film

    Screen grab from Monkey Man
    ‘Monkey Man’

    Dev Patel suffered several injuries while filming. Despite the hardships Dev endured while filming the movie it did not go in vain as Monkey Man received a standing ovation after its screening. Furthermore, Dev’s fans were excited about the upcoming movie after hearing his speech before the screening and the reviews of the movie. People applauded his dedication to his projects.

    In Dev’s speech, he also talked about what people could expect from ‘Monkey Man‘. “What you’re going to see is a guy who doesn’t have a quip for every scenario, isn’t the heftiest dude in the room and doesn’t look like he’s going to win. Because he’s an underdog. And that’s what I’ve felt like my whole f*cking life,” he said. The movie is set to hit the theaters in the US on April 5, 2024.

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    Rishita Roy Chowdhury
    Rishita Roy Chowdhury
    Rishita Roy Chowdhury is the Chief Editor at First Curiosity. She has always been fascinated with the power of words and the need to follow goings on of the world. She likes to spend most of her time contemplating her existence, and escaping reality by reading, writing, and watching movies and shows. So, she made a career out of it in 2017 when she joined ScoopWhoop and extensively wrote about pop culture. To gain more experience of hardcore news, she moved on to the print arena with The Sunday Guardian newspaper where she interviewed celebrities, musicians, sportsmen, authors, chefs, and more. Her love of all things art and culture also led her to review books, movies, series, and restaurants. She tested and expanded her skills by dabbling in the digital space with India Today’s entertainment team. There, she wrote thousands of articles on the world of glitz and glamour. Now, at First Curiosity, she constantly searches and writes stories that resonate with readers and spark their interest. She also manages a team of dedicated writers who share her vision to remain sane in a crazy world with doses of entertainment.

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