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Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015)

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Using only a hammer and a chisel, a man spends twenty-two years carving a road through a treacherous mountain.

Director:

Ketan Mehta

Writers:

Shahzad Ahmad (research and dialogue), Mahendra Jakhar (screen play by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Dashrath Manjhi
Radhika Apte ... Phaguniya(Manjhi's Wife)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashutosh Acharya Ashutosh Acharya ... Photographer
Shahzad Ahmad Shahzad Ahmad ... Gopal
Aishwarya Arora Aishwarya Arora ... Young village girl
Suraj Bajjua Suraj Bajjua ... Forest officer
Vishwa Bhanu Vishwa Bhanu ... Clerk
Ravi Bhushan Ravi Bhushan ... Trader
Anil Chaudhary Anil Chaudhary ... Police Officer
Abhishek Chauhan Abhishek Chauhan ... Villager 3
Samvedna Anish Choudhary Samvedna Anish Choudhary ... DD news Reporter
Tigmanshu Dhulia ... Mukhiya
Gaurav Dwivedi ... Alok Jha a journalist
Amar Gaikwad Amar Gaikwad ... Villager 1
Vijay Gupta Vijay Gupta ... Tea stall owner
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The Man Who Broke A Mountain For Love


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 August 2015 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Манджхи: Человек горы See more »

Filming Locations:

New Delhi, Delhi, India See more »

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Budget:

INR 80,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A preview copy of the film was illegally released onto various peer-to-peer sharing sites on August 10, 2015, 10 days prior to its worldwide premiere. Days later, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui who portrays the titular character in the film claimed that the by then heavily pirated preview was, in fact, a rough cut and not the final, theatrical version. See more »

Goofs

When Manjhi is taking train for Delhi, on arrival of train, we can see thin plastic bags flying around. Thin plastic bags were introduced in India much later than the period depicted in that scene. See more »

Quotes

Dashrath Manjhi: The wound is in the heart!
[pause]
Dashrath Manjhi: Won't heal until its broken.
[Pointing to the hill]
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Connections

References Shree 420 (1955) See more »

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An Oscar Winning Epic Story
28 August 2015 | by dhanesh555See 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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