When the Monkey Man trailer debuted online earlier this year, it went viral all over the world. Dev Patel, best known for Slumdog Millionaire (2009), is both the director and the main actor in it. The trailer’s action and violence, as well as its handling, drew in viewers and created a lot of excitement.

A week from now, Dev Patel’s Monkey Man will be released in India

On March 11, it made its world premiere at South by Southwest, where it was met with a prolonged standing ovation. The response at this film festival increased the anticipation even more. On April 5, it is scheduled to be released in the United States and other major territories. It was supposed to come out in India on April 19.

However, the release date has been removed from the assets that Universal Pictures India has posted on social media in the last few days. ‘Coming soon’ is stated instead. The movie’s release date has disappeared, even on the well-known ticketing app BookMyShow. This has caused concerns that the movie might not open on April 19.

According to a source, the studio intends to release Monkey Man in Indian theaters on April 19. However, everything is contingent upon the Central Board of Film Certification’s (CBFC) approval. There are concerns that certain parts of the film may offend a certain audience segment due to its excessive violence. The Censor process is therefore anticipated to take some time.

The source went on, “The Universal Studios USA team must also approve the changes requested by the CBFC. The local team will implement the changes after they give their approval, and only then will the team declare the release date.

The source went on, “Monkey Man will be released in India on April 19 if the process is completed on time. If not, it will be released on April 26, one week later. Hopefully, in a week, a clearer picture will become apparent.

Regarding Monkey Man

“Monkey Man is the story of a young man who unleashes a campaign of vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother.” Besides Dev Patel, it also stars Sharlto Copley, Sikandar Kher, Sobhita Dhulipala, Vipin Sharma and others. It was earlier scheduled to premiere directly on Netflix. But later, Jordan Peele of Get Out (2017) and Us (2019) fame saw the film and he acquired it with the belief that the film deserves a theatrical release.

Topics #Central Board of Film Certification #Dev Patel #Film Festival #Monkey Man #Universal Pictures India