Dashrath Manjhi was a poorest of the poor man from the lowest of the low castes, living in a remote village cut off from the world by a mountain range. Life for him was a daily struggle for survival. He loved his wife beyond belief. One day while climbing the mountain to bring him food, his wife slipped, fell and died. In his grief, Dashrath decided to carve out a path through the mountain, so that no one else should suffer his fate. For 22 years, all by himself, with just a hammer and a chisel, he dug away till the path was carved out from the mountain. A unique monument to love. An insipiring story of the triumph of the human will. A passionate love story of the wretched of the earth.
When the film trains its gaze upon Dasharath and his mountain, the film turns into 127 Hours, Bihar-style. Before that, it's an earnest film with a social message. Through all this, Manjhi — The Mountain Man is a salute to the acting skills of Nawazuddin Siddiqui. As you leave the theatre, you'll find yourself giving thanks that Siddiqui caught Salman Khan's eye.
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Be it PAAN SINGH TOMAR, THE DIRTY PICTURE, RANG RASIYA, BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG, MARY KOM, Bollywood audiences are opening up to such real life stories. This week's release MANJHI - THE MOUNTAIN MAN, is a biopic of the late Dashrath Maanjhi, who is popularly known as the 'Mountain Man'.