Viacom18 Motion Pictures recently released trailer of movie ‘Manjhi – The Mountain Man’ in association with NFDC and Maya Movies. This is A film by Ketan Mehta starring versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in and as Manjhi along with Radhika Apte playing his beloved wife, this biopic is the story of an ordinary man who performed the extraordinary.
The film is a biopic based on life of Dashrath Manjhi also known as “Mountain Man”, who was a poor labourer in Gehlaur village, near Gaya in Bihar, India, who carved a path through a mountain using only a hammer and chisel. After his wife Falguni Devi died from lack of medical care in 1959. He carved the path in the Gehlour hills so that his village could have easier access to medical attention. It took him 22 years of hard work to shortened travel between the Atri and Wazirganj blocks of Gaya town from 55 km to 15 km. (Source:Wikipedia)
People talk about Taj Mahal and other monuments for love. But never about thiis , the guy who alone stood and carved a path through a mountain using only a hammer and chisel for his love , It took 22 years and That I call it as sacrifice and love.
In case if you are impressed with the man Dashrath Manjhi and want to know more about him. Please watch this small documentary (in Hindi)