Monkey Man is a 2024 action thriller directed and co-produced by Dev Patel in his directorial debut. He also co-wrote the screenplay with Paul Angunawela and John Collee. The plot unfolds in a forest village in India, where a young man named Kid lives with his mother Neela. Inspired by tales of Hanuman, the iconic symbol of strength and courage, Kid’s life turns dark when ruthless spiritual guru Baba Shakti sends the corrupt police chief Rana Singh to force the villagers out and acquire their land. Tragedy strikes as the village is massacred, leaving Neela dead and Kid’s hands burned and scarred. Years later, Kid earns a living as a monkey-masked fighter at Tiger’s Temple, an underground boxing club. His ultimate goal? To exact revenge on Baba Shakti, now an influential political figure, and Rana, who frequents the luxury brothel run by Queenie Kapoor. Kid’s journey is one of resilience, vengeance, and survival in a world of corruption and brutality.