India Bans, But Dev Patels's Monkey Man Finds Home on OTT

Written on 06/10/2024
Asia91 Team

Despite being banned in India, "Monkey Man," directed by Dev Patel, is set to release on Peacock. The film, which has received critical acclaim and grossed over $34 million worldwide, will begin streaming on June 14. The story, inspired by the legend of Hanuman, follows a man scarred by a brutal childhood who becomes a fighter seeking revenge against the corrupt elite.


  • Plot: "Monkey Man" centers around a nameless man, deeply scarred by a brutal childhood, who survives by fighting in underground rings. He rises to challenge and dismantle the corrupt elite that wronged him, channeling the rage of the powerless.


  • Cast: The film stars Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Sobhita Dhulipala, Vipin Sharma, Sikandar Kher, and Pitobash Tripathi. Patel also co-wrote the script with Paul Angunawela and John Collee.


  • Box Office: After premiering at South by Southwest to critical acclaim, "Monkey Man" grossed over $34 million worldwide during its theatrical run.


  • OTT Release: Peacock announced on Monday that "Monkey Man" will start streaming on June 14. The film has been eagerly awaited due to its success in theaters and the acclaim it received at South by Southwest.



While the film is set for an OTT release, it remains banned in India, raising questions about its availability on Indian OTT platforms. Despite this, many Indians and South Asians are eagerly anticipating its release, hoping to see Dev Patel's directorial debut.




The release of "Monkey Man" on Peacock provides an opportunity for audiences worldwide to experience the film, even as it remains banned in India. The anticipation among Indian and South Asian communities highlights the film's significant impact and the desire to see Patel's work.