Set in 1960, the movie Manjhi – The Mountain Man, tells the true story of Dashrath Manjhi. Over 22 years, with just a hammer and a chisel, he carved out a path through a mountain, in memory of his wife who had fallen down while trying to cross it. He did it so that no one else would have to suffer her fate. The movie has been shot on actual locations in remote areas of Bihar.
"It's an incredible story. What Manjhi has done is greater than anything anyone could've ever done for love. He made a monument of love, with his own hands by breaking the mountain and paving the way. And it goes beyond being just a thing of beauty like the Taj Mahal – it actually transformed the life of the entire region! I am completely fascinated by Manjhi and I'm glad that finally I can take this inspiring love story to the world”, said director Ketan Mehta.
Nawazuddin Sidiqqui, who came up with commendable performances in Gangs of Wasseypur, Talaash, Kahaani and Bombay Talkies, will be essaying the role of Dashrath Manjhi. Actress Radhika Apte, will be seen as Manjhi's wife. The impressive ensemble cast includes Tigmanshu Dhulia, Pankaj Tripathi, Prashant Narayan, Gaurav Dwivedi amongst others.
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