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Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015)

Manjhi: The Mountain Man is a movie starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, and Ashutosh Acharya. Using only a hammer and a chisel, a man spends twenty-two years carving a road through a treacherous mountain.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Dashrath Manjhi
... Phaguniya(Manjhi's Wife)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashutosh Acharya ... Photographer
Shahzad Ahmad ... Gopal
Aishwarya Arora ... Young village girl
Suraj Bajjua ... Forest officer
Vishwa Bhanu ... Clerk
Ravi Bhushan ... Trader
Anil Chaudhary ... Police Officer
Abhishek Chauhan ... Villager 3
Samvedna Anish Choudhary ... DD news Reporter
... Mukhiya
... Alok Jha a journalist
Amar Gaikwad ... Villager 1
Vijay Gupta ... Tea stall owner
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Dashrath Manjhi was a poor man from the lowest of the low castes, living in a remote village cut off from the world by a rocky mountain range. Life for him was a daily struggle for survival. He loved his wife, Phaguniya, beyond belief. One day, while climbing the mountain to bring him food, his wife slipped, fell and died. Overwhelmed by grief, Dashrath decided to carve out a path through the mountain, so that no one else would suffer his fate. For 22 years, all by himself, with just a hammer and a chisel, he hammered away at the rocks, till the path was carved out from the mountain. Written by Ketan Mehta

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The Man Who Broke A Mountain For Love


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Манджхи: Человек горы  »

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INR 80,000,000 (estimated)
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Biopic based on true story of Dashrath Manjhi. See more »

Goofs

When Manjhi is taking bus to his village, we can see instructions on bus door in Marathi. Marathi is not the language of Bihar. See more »

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Dashrath Manjhi: Never depend upon God.
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Dashrath Manjhi: Who knows that God may depend upon you?
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References Shree 420 (1955) See more »

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An Oscar Winning Epic Story
28 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

A truly awe-inspiring tale of a man's iron-will. The humble, vulnerable and impoverished character of Dashrat Manjhi's epic portrayal by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. A tragic love story which is woven into the fabric of poverty, evils of caste system and political brinkmanship. It keeps the audiences gripped with good comedy, action, thrills, romance. adventure, horror, fantasy and historic Biopic. Well edited no prolonged cut scenes, or unnecessary songs. Evolves into a streamlined fast paced bitter sweet movie for all to watch. There is no task bigger than breaking a mountain, so if he can so can you !!! The message is clear .... In-spite of the struggles, a man's vision to foresee a future when others disowned him shunned him as insane. Still achieves his lifetime of work in a monumental story of struggle although not beautiful, or carved out of marble like the "Taj Mahal", his work should be honoured and declared a wonder of this world. Its a classic. Rush to the cinemas near to u not for enjoying 2 hours of good show, but to learn and change your life from his.


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