The makers have released the first trailer of Manjhi – The Mountain Main, directed by Ketan Mehta. The video came out on 13th July 2015. The film is a biopic, which features Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Manjhi and Radhika Apte as Manjhi’s wife.
The film is made on the real life of Dasrath Manjhi, who used to live in the Gehlaur village in Bihar. He was an ordinary labourer who made a path through a mountain in the memory of his wife. He single-handedly did this with the help of just a hammer and chisel on his own.
Based on 1950s, the first half of the trailer reveals that Manjhi and his wife were a couple who loved each other very much. On the other hand, the second half unveils the transition phase which led him to become the ‘Mountain Man’. His life takes a big turn when he loses his wife. After that, he decides to carve a way out of the mountain to help the local people. He succeeds in doing it in a long time of 22 years, from 1960 to 1982. He died in 2007.
Nawazuddin Siddqui nails his lead role in Manjhi trailer whether it’s of a loving husband or a determined man to crack and dug a road through a man. However, Radhika Apte has got minimal time on screen, but she has done an impressive job in that short time. Overall, the trailer looks promising.
Sandesh Shandilya has composed the music for it. Ketan Mehta and Deepak Ramola have penned the lyrics for the songs of the film.
Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Maya Movies Pvt. Ltd. and NFDC have produced this film. Manjhi- The Mountain Man is slated to release on 21st August this year.
Prior to this film, Nawazuddin will be seen with Salman Khan in ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’.
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