Manjhi: The Mountain Man
Manjhi: The Mountain Man tells the true story of a man who, all by himself, carved a way through the treacherous mountain that stole the love of his life.
Dashrath Manjhi was the poorest of the poor from the lowest of the low castes, living in a remote village cut off from the world by a rocky mountain range. His life was one big struggle for survival which he braved each day, always supported by his beloved wife, Phaguniya, whom he adored.
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 this fate. For 22 years, all by himself, with just a hammer and a chisel, he hammered away at the rocks, until the path was carved out from the mountain.
Manjhi: The Mountain Man is a unique, passionate ode to love and an inspiring story of the triumph of the human will.
“Watch it for Dashrath Manjhi's empowering will power, watch it for the sheer realism and the honesty with which Ketan Mehta put it together” - HINDUSTAN TIMES
“Inspiring subject and fine actors” - INDIAN EXPRESS
Compelling viewing” - NDTV
“An inspiring, touching tale” - HINDUSTAN TIMES
”Powerful love story and hard-hitting performances” - HINDUSTAN TIMES
"Siddiqui deserves all the awards out there" - HINDUSTAN TIMES
"Brilliantly executed" - KOIMOI
Year of Production: 2015
Running Time: 1 x 120-minutes
Available in HD: Yes
Language: Hindi (English subtitles available)
Production Company:A Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Deepa Sahi & Nina Lath Gupia Production