Manjhi – The Mountain Man

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Manjhi – The Mountain Man is an upcoming Indian biographical film, based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi, widely known as the “Mountain Man” was a poor labourer in Gehlaur village, near Gaya in Bihar, India, who carved a path through a mountain using only a hammer and chisel. The film is directed by Ketan Mehta, jointly produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and NFDC India.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui enacted the role of Dashrath Manjhi, while Radhika Apte played Manjhi’s wife. The film is scheduled for worldwide release on 21 August 2015.The Bihar State Government has declared Manjhi – The Mountain Man tax-free on 30 July 2015. Director Ketan Mehta will donate a share of film’s profit to Manjhi’s village, Gehlaur.

Plot:

In the 1950’s Dashrath Manjhi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), lived in a small village Gehlaur near Gaya, Bihar, India. He was happy with his family and his wife Falguni Devi (Radhika Apte). In his village a rocky mountain because of which people had to travel round about for 40 KM to get to the nearest town. One day Manjhi’s wife fell from the mountain. After this Manjhi decided to make a road on the mountain. When he started hammering the hill, people called him a lunatic but that steeled his resolve. After 22 years Dashrath Manjhi carved a path 360-foot-long through-cut, 25-foot-deep in places and 30-foot-wide to form a road. He died on 17 August 2007 due to cancer of gall bladder.

 

Release dates:21 August 2015

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