Dev Patel's "Monkey Man" inspired by Hanuman
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Dev Patel's "Monkey Man" inspired by Hanuman

Dev Patel has come a long way since "Slumdog Millionaire"
Dev Patel has come a long way since "Slumdog Millionaire"

9 Apr – Dev Patel recently revealed that his directorial debut, "Monkey Man" was inspired by the Hindu god, Hanuman.

Sharing the inspiration with Jimmy Fallon on the latter's late-night show recently to promote the new movie, Patel said that his father wears a chain around his neck that has a little Hanuman on it, which he said represents nobility, strength and courage.


"For me, he was also a hero that lost faith in himself. He didn't have courage at one point and needed to be reminded of who he was, that was the kind of basis of story for me," he said, referring to the link between Hanuman and his movie.

The British actor directs and stars in "Monkey Man"
The British actor directs and stars in "Monkey Man"

The actor also drew comparison between Hanuman and Superman, saying, "He's very similar to Superman in the sense that he splits his chest in the iconography and flies."

In "Monkey Man", Patel plays a young man who begins a campaign of vengeance against corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and victimises the poor and powerless. It co-stars Sharlto Copley, Pitobash, Vipin Sharma, and Adithi Kalkunte among others.

"Monkey Man" was released on 4 April
"Monkey Man" was released on 4 April

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