Manjhi The Mountain Man Movie Review

Manjhi-The Mountain Man

Mini Intro:

Manjhi The Mountain Man is an Indian biographical movie based on the life of Dasrath Manjhi. Dasrath Manjhi was a poor labourer in Gehlaur village, near Gaya in Bihar, India, who carved a path through a 360 ft long, 30 ft wide and 25 ft high hillock using only a hammer and chisel.After 22 years of hard work, Dasrath shortened travel between the Atri and Wazirganj blocks of Gaya town from 55 km to 15 km.

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Upon release, the movie gained a very positive response from audiences. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the role of Dashrath Manjhi and Radhika Apte plays the role of  Manjhi’s wife Fhaguniya. The movie is all set for release on 21 August 2015, although a preview copy was leaked via BitTorrent on 14  July 2015. The Bihar State Government declared the movie tax- free on 30 July 2015. To know more about their cast and roles, please scroll down…

Manjhi Cast and Crew

Directed byKetan Mehta
Produced byNina Lath Gupta, Deepa Sahi
Written byKetan Mehta, Mahendra Jhakar, Anjum Rajabali
Production CompanyViacom 18 Motion Pictures
Distributed byMaya Movies
Release Date21 August 2015
StarringNawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Pankaj Tripathi, Depa Sahi, Gaurav Dwivedi, Tigmanshu Dhulia.

Cast and Role:

Nawazuddin SiddiquiAs Dasrath Manjhi
Radhika ApteAs Phaguniya- Dasrath’s wife
Gaurav DwivediAs Alok Jha as journalist
Ashraf UI HaqueAs Magru- Dasrath’s father
Pankaj TripathiRuab the landlord’s son
Jagat RawatAs Shuklji
Tigmanshu DhuliaAs Mukhiya
Deepa SahiAs Prime Minster Indira Gandhi

What do I Conclude after watching Manjhi?

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“Manjhi The Mountain Man” as the name says the story is somewhere related to mountains. Manjhi is the story of a poor man of Bihar. The story is really heart touching and as always Nawazudin Siddiqui’s acting is awesome. The movie conveys the idea that if you are dedicated towards something, one day will definitely achieve it in your life, you just never have to lose hope and work hard. The most interesting thing about the movie is the acting of Nawazudin Siddiqui, he acted in three different phases of life and in all the phases his acting was very good. It is a motivational movie that in life you have to work hard to achieve anything and nothing is impossible. So the movie is very interesting and I can assure you that it can even wet your eyes. If you love real life-based stories then you are gonna love this movie like I did.

I request every Indian to watch this film in the theater, films like this needs praises so that people expect good films from Bollywood. As in India, films success is calculated only by its box-office collections rather than the performances, if this film doesn’t perform well, this great performance will go un-noticed. It is a must watch and a beautiful movie for all movie lovers and for my readers. I really liked that “itna pyaar karte hain itna pyaar karte hain itna pyaar karte hain itna pyaar karte hain pta nahi kitna pyaar karte hai” dialogue.

This film is indeed one of the best films of this year. Technical aspects like Production, sound, dialogues, acting, costumes etc are also good. Each department has done a good job. Ketan Sir direction is ultimate. Nawazuddin Siddiqui n Radhika Apte –has done a great work. All the best to the entire team. Manjhi- The Mountain Man – Shandaar Zabardast Zindabad!!! This movie is a wonderful tribute to a visionary who worked single handedly for 22 years to chisel a path through a mountain so that all the villagers could have an easy access to the basic amenities.. Hats off to this Legend.. 

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has completely immersed himself into the protagonist’s character so much so that you will start sensing he is the real Manjhi…This has to be Nawazuddin’s BEST performance till date.. He carries the entire film on his shoulders with such grace and dignity…RadhikaApte has done complete justice to her role.. Director KetanMehta has done a commendable job in putting across this incredible biopic and making sure this inspires everyone..The one similarity between Manjhi and Nawazuddin is the STRUGGLE they endured to enjoy the ultimate success. The very first scene of the movie will give you goosebumps…Nawazuddin has just taken this to a whole new level.. After watching it, I am sure you will say – Shandaar Zabardast Zindabad!!! This movie touches the heart and it needs to be seen to feel the enigma of this movie.

Manjhi Story:


This story is a real-life-based story of a man of Bihar Dashrath Manjhi who carved a road through the mountain with the help of his hammer and chisel. The movie starts with Dashrath Manjhi yelling at the mountains and blaming the mountains for destroying his life. The story revolves around the time period of 60’s. The story is about a poor man’s life who lived in Gehlaur village (Bihar) . He ran away from his village at very younger age and worked in coal mines at Dhanbad. After 7 years, he came back to his village. There he met with his wife Falguni with whom he was married in childhood. He really fell in love with Falguni, but her father did not allows him to marry his daughter. So Manjhi took Falguni and ran away with her. After this, they married and stayed happily. Then..

Manjhi found a work in another village Atri which was the other side of the mountain. One day his wife fell off the mountain and Manjhi could not saved him because the hospital was the other side of the mountain. So he decided to carve a road through the mountain so that no villager has to suffer from what he suffered. He did this alone for 22 years with the help of his hammer and chisel. No one ever helped him, People called him mental, but he never stopped. He faced a lot of problems during this work, but he never stopped. So after 22 years, he successfully made a road through the mountain and thus he was known as ‘THE MOUNTAIN MAN’.

Should I Watch?

Yeh bhi koi puchne ki baat hai. Jao, dher kis baat ki. Go to the cinemas near you. Must watch movie for everyone. I really liked the movie a lot, though you too. The movie really motivated me a lot.  One of the best biographical movie I have ever seen in my life. Respect and salute you, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the director Ketan Mehta. Shandaar Zabardast Zindabad!!! One thing I forgot to tell you that please share your personal experience with us after watching the movie. Your comments are most welcome! Full mark to the entire team of Manjhi- The Mountain Man. Manjhi sold his goats to buy the hammer, chisel and crowbar. He gave up all that he had to achieve something that was greater that anyone could ever imagine. MovieNasha gave 4.9 rating out of 5. You can also share your rating below- User rating. Just click on the stars below and rate the movie.

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