Manjhi Movie Overview:
Manjhi The Mountain Man movie is an Indian biopic based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi, popularly known as the ‘Mountain man’, who lived in Gehlaur village, near Gaya, in Bihar, who carved a road through a mountain in 22 years.
It features Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte in the lead roles.
Genre : Drama
Language : Hindi
Release Date : ‘August, 21, 2015
Directed By : Ketan Mehta
Produce By : Ketan Mehta
The real life story of Manji is about a poor labourer who was born in 1934, to a family who was landless of the Mahadalit Musahars which are lowest of the low of the Bihar, which is highly caste ridden society.
The village where Manjhi lived was cut off from rest of world because of massive soli rock mountain and because of this the village remained devoid of electricity power, amenities and even medical facilities. People only used to curse the remoteness of the village but never did a thing.
Manjhi who was poor and landless labourer, initially used to work on landlord’s farm. His wife Falguni Devi died in 1959 because she could not be taken to hospital on time due to this massive rock.
And for the next 22 years Manjhi alone, worked on mountain with just a hammer and a chisel in pain of losing his beloved wife, and in her memory. He was called lunatic and people made fun of him. Yet he persevered and was able to carve out 360 feet long and 30 feet wide passage through it.
The feat he achieved was able to shortened travel distance between Atri and neighboring Wazirganj blocks to just 15 kms which was 55 kms earlier. This opened the village to world.
Manjhi died in year 2007 and he was accorded state funeral. Bihar chief Minister propose a 3 km metalled road which leads to village and even a hospital to be names after Manjhi.
This determined man’s story had fascinated Amir Khan as well, he himself had travel to Bihar and went to Manjhi’s village and met Manjhi family that is his son Bhagirath and daughter in law Basanti Devi.
Amir Khan declared his first episode on season 2 of acclaimed TV Showh called Satyamev Jayate that he anchors and produces in 2014 to Manjhi the mountain man.
Manjhi’s role has been played by Nawawuddin Siddique and he has done amazing and brilliant performance in the movie.
Manjhi Cast and Crew:
Director: Ketan Mehta
Producer: Ketan Mehta
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Tigmanshu Dhulia