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Dev Patel, Sobhita Dhulipala attend Monkey Man premiere in Los Angeles: Pics

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Published on Apr 05, 2024 03:23 PM IST

  • Dev Patel’s Monkey Man is out in theatres worldwide but not in India. The star cast attended the premiere in LA on Thursday.

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Sobhita Dhulipala arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Monkey Man on Wednesday. Dev Patel wrote, directed, produced, and stars in the Universal action thriller. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

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Actors Vipin Sharma, Makarand Deshpande, Sharlto Copley and Dev Patel arrive for the premiere. The film's plot revolves around a young guy who embarks on a quest to find the corrupt leaders responsible for his mother's death, ultimately becoming a rescuer of the poor and powerless people.(AFP)
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Actors Vipin Sharma, Makarand Deshpande, Sharlto Copley and Dev Patel arrive for the premiere. The film’s plot revolves around a young guy who embarks on a quest to find the corrupt leaders responsible for his mother’s death, ultimately becoming a rescuer of the poor and powerless people.(AFP)

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Vipin Sharma, Reva Marchellin, Makarand Deshpande, Sobhita Dhulipala, Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Sikandar Kher and Pitobash attend the Los Angeles premiere. During the Los Angeles premiere of the film, Patel shared how he was reluctant about directing a film.(Getty Images via AFP)
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Vipin Sharma, Reva Marchellin, Makarand Deshpande, Sobhita Dhulipala, Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Sikandar Kher and Pitobash attend the Los Angeles premiere. During the Los Angeles premiere of the film, Patel shared how he was reluctant about directing a film.(Getty Images via AFP)

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He said he became "a reluctant writer and then a sort of reluctant director" on the project after he pitched it to previous collaborator Neill Blomkamp to direct and Blomkamp told the actor he should helm it himself because of his attachment to the material.(AP)
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He said he became “a reluctant writer and then a sort of reluctant director” on the project after he pitched it to previous collaborator Neill Blomkamp to direct and Blomkamp told the actor he should helm it himself because of his attachment to the material.(AP)

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The film is produced by Jordan Peele, who saw it and stepped in to acquire it via his Monkeypaw Productions (which has a deal with Universal) from Netflix, believing it deserved a theatrical release rather than streaming. (AFP)
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The film is produced by Jordan Peele, who saw it and stepped in to acquire it via his Monkeypaw Productions (which has a deal with Universal) from Netflix, believing it deserved a theatrical release rather than streaming. (AFP)

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British filmmaker and actor Dev Patel (L) and Australian actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey arrive for the premiere. They are a couple!(AFP)
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British filmmaker and actor Dev Patel (L) and Australian actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey arrive for the premiere. They are a couple!(AFP)

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"There were some incredible people that pushed me into this director's seat, and once I was there, I didn't look back," Patel continued. “It was by any means necessary I was going to birth this dream so I really love it, and I would love to do it again if I was so lucky.”(AP)
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“There were some incredible people that pushed me into this director’s seat, and once I was there, I didn’t look back,” Patel continued. “It was by any means necessary I was going to birth this dream so I really love it, and I would love to do it again if I was so lucky.”(AP)

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The Oscar-nominated actor, known for Lion and Slumdog Millionaire, said he set out to make a movie that would combine his cinematic influences and upbringing, with social commentary woven into the story.(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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The Oscar-nominated actor, known for Lion and Slumdog Millionaire, said he set out to make a movie that would combine his cinematic influences and upbringing, with social commentary woven into the story.(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

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"I'm a huge fan of the action genre. I wanted to kind of do an ode to my love of that cinema, mixed with the Bollywood that I was exposed to as a kid," he said.(REUTERS)
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“I’m a huge fan of the action genre. I wanted to kind of do an ode to my love of that cinema, mixed with the Bollywood that I was exposed to as a kid,” he said.(REUTERS)

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“I was so fascinated by this Indian mythology my grandfather used to tell me as a child and I wanted to give it some social context, ground it in something plausible and real and relevant to today's world. The film's a sort of a Trojan Horse, so to speak.”(AP)
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“I was so fascinated by this Indian mythology my grandfather used to tell me as a child and I wanted to give it some social context, ground it in something plausible and real and relevant to today’s world. The film’s a sort of a Trojan Horse, so to speak.”(AP)

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