Manjhi The Mountain Man

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Leaves you worried from within. Worried for the country, worried for humanity. Yes, that means it is a film you must watch at least once, even if you don't rush to the theater.

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Director: Ketan Mehta
Running time: 120 minutes
Genres: Romance, Social
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The heart skips a beat as soon as you realise that Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the lead and almost only actor in a film! It is a must watch immediately just for his performance, right? Then you have this intriguing story of a man who has decided to break a mountain for love. Some scenes do remind you of 127 Hours.

Of course, you have Radhika Apte's totally believable sensuousness to lure you too. Just like it seems to lure the protagonist. I am all set to be mesmerized 100% of my time with Manjhi. No music, even better!

- meeta, a part of the audience

At its core, Manjhi is a romantic film. Surprisingly enough it is the typical kind of romantic film too – guy woos, puppy-eyed love happens, family opposes, couple overcomes. Yet, there is nothing typical about the way it plays out. As the political undertone gets heavier, the gut wrenches. At moments like these you thank goodness for the drama, but as usual it jolts you away from the film's reality.

When an element like slow motion or voice-over is used to add a tinge of drama in a film of this nature, the film reminds you that it is a film. But when the film is inspired from a real life situation, the relief is only temporary. Because it is only a moment before you realise that reality must be worse than what is making you cringe right now.

Sample this. 51 years. Not five decades, over five decades – that is how much time it took bureaucrats and politicians to do what they were supposed to do. Just 13 years after independence, the fight for the nation's freedom had already lost its meaning with the system taking charge in the form of corruption and nepotism. The affluent tortured the poor, just to maintain an air of power. The inhumanity has only gotten worse and there's little hope for improvement.

This is what I left the movie with.

However, the movie tells this story using Dashrath Manjhi's love for his wife. You could call him obstinate/stubborn or you could call him persistent/passionate, but the story is pretty much unbelievable. Had it not been a known true story, you'd say, “this happens only in films.”

Of course, made believable as much by its telling as by Nawazuddin Siddiqui's performance. You are so taken by Manjhi's hardwork and resolve that you completely forget – at least while watching the film – that the role must have called for a remarkable amount of the same qualities from the actor as well. What more can you say about an actor who does that to you for a couple of hours of screen time?

Radhika Apte is as sensuous as ever. She adds unexpected spunk to her character because we are so used to seeing lower caste women being demure and submissive. Tigmanshu Dhulia and Pankaj Tripathi are believable but it has become difficult to imagine them as anything other than evil incarnate.

The visuals are spectacular. Yet, the grim subject might not be your idea of entertainment. Nevertheless, you ought to see it, even if once. Maybe watching it in the cosiness of your home will add more perspective.

Manjhi is one of those films that are depressing and yet are meant to give hope. Like Dashrath say, if he can try to break a mountain, then why can't you take a crack at that mountainous problem in your life?

- meeta, a part of the audience

25 reviewers(?) - 6 yays 16 so-so 3 nays

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Thumbs up, by Yatharth Chauhan, Desi Martini : ...wo pillars out of four for this film is Nawazuddin Siddique!... full review

Thumbs up, by Megha, Free Press Journal : ...This is definitely a far superior and exciting work than any we’ve seen in a long while. Like Manji says this one is definitely ‘Shaandaar, Zabardast, Zindabad!’... full review

Thumbs up, by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi : ...Manjhi The Mountain Man is a true story that has been portrayed on celluloid with such brilliance that you would not want to miss it. Watch it for Nawaz’s outstanding performance and to truly acknowledge and learn about the true legend Dashrath Manjhi. For this inspirational drama ... full review

Thumbs up, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ...Well, the masala film loving audience might shy away from this film, but as for others if you like realistic, motivational and good cinema then this movie is a must watch for you. The movie is as solid as a rock with various layers of emotion, creativity and fine performance attached to it.... full review

Thumbs up, by ANUJ KUMAR, The Hindu : ...Love is the driving force of Manjhi’s life but Mehta doesn’t romanticise the idea beyond a point. Yes, he captures the mad conviction of a man who wants to take on Nature and gradually develops an envious bond with it. At times he teases the mountain, at times he threatens it but over a period of time Manjhi discovers that life beyond the mountain is as unequal as in his village. That the mountain is just a dummy obstacle like many others that the system nurtures to disorient the common man. Despite attempts to tone it down, Radhika comes across as refined in mofussil surroundings. No such issues with Nawaz who ensures that ennui doesn’t set in even when the film acquires the tone of a docu-drama.... full review

Thumbs up, by IANS, Zee News : ...Overall, it is a treat to watch ‘Manjhi - The Mountain Man’. It is a great film. You empathise with him, but unfortunately you don't get emotionally involved. Probably the roots are too rural or there is something missing.... full review

So-So, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, MANJHI - THE MOUNTAIN MAN is a good film but will appeal mainly to Nawazuddin's fans. However, the film has potential to grow with word of mouth.... full review

So-So, by Rachit Gupta, Daily Bhaskar : ...Manjhi’s story brings to light an amazing and shocking reflection of Indian society and politics. A man spent 22 years trying to dig through a mountain for a basic civic convenience. The government and the authorities did absolutely naught to aid his efforts. Yes, 30 years ago the media and the public weren’t as vocal as today, but things in the interiors of our country still need to be ironed out, just Manjhi’s saga. And yet, such a pertinent and relevant subject is doled out in an unconvincing manner. The Mountain man and his legend deserved a lot more. ... full review

So-So, by Krish Sripada, Desi Martini : ...A good story, with some good lines from time to time, but a poor overall narrative.... full review

So-So, by Bryan Durham, DNA : ...Not quite 'Shandaar, Zabardast, Zindabad' as one would expect it to be. It makes you proud that such Indian lived among us and makes a compelling case against Indian politicians and the bureaucracy. But beyond that, it's simply a love story - a man tearing through a mountain to keep the memory of his wife alive.... full review

So-So, by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost : ...omewhere along the way, when no one was looking, Mehta appears to have decided that he's going to make films that ignore subtlety, dismiss nuance and are all about broad strokes. Net result: a film that is so comprehensively artificial that you'll forget Dashrath Manjhi was a real man and that his is a true story.... full review

So-So, by Josh, : ...You would wish Ketan Mehta approached his writing and direction differently. Because here's a man who has access to the who's who in Bollywood and yet chooses to make movies on Mangal Pandey, Raja Ravi Verma, and Sardar Vallabhai Patel. Like his latest subject, he, too, refuses to conform, and he, too, wants to do his thing. He clearly wants to tell some great stories. You only wish he could tell them well, too.... full review

So-So, by Martin D'Souza, : ...On the other hand, love for your craft, too can move acting to a surreal level. Kudos to Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is the life of this film and Radhika Apte. Without these two, I am sure this Mountain Man movie would have crumbled like a pack of cards. ... full review

So-So, Hindustan Times : ...Radhika Apte is lovely as Manjhi’s wife but their relationship is dripping with sentimentality — when Manjhi hits his lowest point, his wife appears as a vision to inspire him to keep striving. Ketan aspires to find poetry in Manjhi’s grand passion. He doesn’t always succeed. But this story is so compelling that it will inspire you to face your own mountains.... full review

So-So, by Ananya Bhattacharya, india today : ...In all, Manjhi The Mountain Man deserves a watch to realise what a single 'lunatic' can be capable of when push comes to shove. And Nawazuddin's spellbinding acting. And, of course, if you're wondering if watching Manjhi would be difficult, here's quoting Dashrath from the film, "Pahar todne se mushkil hai kya (Is it tougher than breaking a mountain)?"... full review

So-So, by Suhani Singh, india today : ...Apte gets to be the muse to Manjhi's destructive instinct and she is charming in a film which ultimately has limited offerings given her talents. Pankaj Tripathi and Tigmanshu Dhulia are the caricature villains whose role here is to be evil incarnate whenever the director wants some more injustice to evoke empathy. Deepa Mehta gets to don a prosthetic nose and become Indira Gandhi, and Prashant Narayanan is a dejected husband turned vengeful dacoit. Their contribution to the story is essentially meaningless.... full review

So-So, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...Nawazuddin is brilliant as Manjhi. The film is carried solely on his frail but extremely capable shoulders. He goes from being a romantic lover boy to a half crazed middle aged man on a mission, with an admirable precision. At some points, Radhika Apte seems like she doesn't belong to the set up, but overall gives a decent performance.... full review

So-So, by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies : ...All said and done, 'Manjhi-The Mountain Man' is worth a watch for those who don't expect their heroes to have six-pack abs and send goons flying with a lazy punch.... full review

So-So, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...Manjhi - The Mountain Man pays a price for exactly the opposite - it errs on the side of excess. Its makers go overboard with the sturdy but rather stolid pieces available to them. ... full review

So-So, by Sukanya Verma, Rediff : ...Still Manjhi is watchable purely because of this actor’s grasp of a willful, persevering personality recognised by his passion not poverty. It’s a distinction Nawaz duly delivers, if not the film. ... full review

So-So, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Despite the flaws, the film is watchable for Nawazuddin's exceptional performance and the highly inspiring story!... full review

So-So, by Meena Iyer, Times of India : ...His portrayal of Manjhi is another feather in Nawaz's cap. The graph he brings to his screen character-- from a carefree lover to a burdened soul-- is the stuff that separates actors from many cardboard cutouts, loosely referred to as stars. Sultry Radhika shines throughout. Why this film that had so much potential doesn't deserve superlatives is because of the inconsistency in the story-telling. While some scenes leave you scarred and teary-eyed, others don't even scratch the surface... full review

Thumbs down, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...Apte is put through here. At one point, there’s a peacock feather caressing her bare back. A strong central performance might have glued the film’s various bits together, but Nawazuddin Siddiqui gives a very busy account of Manjhi. He plays this protagonist the way he played the colourful villain in Kick – every scene says look at me, look at me. As a contrast, think of Manoj Bajpai in Gangs of Wasseypur – that was a showy part as well, but the actor also made us sense the dignity in the individual. Siddiqui is content being the clown in a carnival. It’s entertaining, sure – but it’s another thing that makes a molehill of a film that wants to be a mountain.... full review

Thumbs down, by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah : ...Nawazuddin Siddiqui is worth watching, and perhaps he is at a stage of his career now, when people might go to see him. The film, in spite of its inspiring character remains mostly flat and uninvolving.... full review

Thumbs down, by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint : ...Manjhi is rousing, simplistic cinema, just about saved by a fantastic lead turn. It’ll do if all you want is a folk tale, but I wish the film had chipped away at Manjhi the way he chipped away at that mountain.... full review

120 tweeters(?) - 113 yays 4 so-so 3 nays

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Anusrri: हम भगवान पर भरोसा करते हैं ,कया पता भगवान हम पर भरोसा कर रहा हो। Manjhi..intense movie with a powerful msg. Nawazudin...superb performance!

ankush_ks: T 1173 - shandar.. jabardast.. jindabad.. @Nawazuddin_S U rocks as Dashrath manjhi & @radhika_apte U as phagunia.. superb..:)

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AkshayKrJha: 'Manjhi'...Fantabulas Movie...Love you Nawazuddin...You proved it again that you are the best...Salute to entire team...

afzalsheikh100: Manjhi a superb movie

ActorAliReza: Just watched Manjhi . Great movie. Nawazuddin is just shandar zabardast zindabad in the film

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9hues: An inspiring tale of #love #passion and #Triumph - #DashrathManjhi

8ee66694d5ba4af: #Manjhi is the best movi and best acting navajutdsin siddhiki

_Obsesssed: Manjhi The Mountain Man is a must watch movie!! One such movie in a looong time

ZiaoulH: Manjhi the mountain man#i think story was good bt movie needs some more emotions.....

dattaamit1977: Manjhi-2.5 stars via @reddit

Dattaamit11Amit: Weak script n av direction by Ketan Mehta.... Individual brilliance by Nawazuddin, saves Manjhi. My…

BarodaRocksz: Predicted story but Amazing acting by Nawazuddin Siddiqui & Radhika Apte, 3/5 Stars

Upooorv: Manjhi, so disappointing!

ricketyship: Please miss the movie Manjhi. Half an hour into the movie and I'm dozing off already.

DilliDurAst: Never thought I'd say this about a Nawazuddin Siddiqui film: Manjhi: The Mountain Man is underwhelming.

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Nay! Thumbs Down, by Raj : Very poor writing, and theatrical narrative

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Samir

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Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Gruesome torture scenes, even if short and sometimes only implied.
  • Language: A few abusive words
  • Nudity & Sexual content: A lot of sensuality. A couple of scenes where sex is implied.
  • Concept: That of a man in love, but that of politics and the horrific state of affairs in the interiors of the country.
  • General Look and Feel: Intense and a weird combination of sad and hopeful.

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Running time:
120 minutes

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Not yet watched the promo. But Nawazudding and the intense and passionate subject of the mountain man are two factors sufficient enough for me to wait expectantly for this release.

R Doctor

Dear Meetu, Hi, I saw this. Ketan Mehta has messed a beautiful tale of courage and LOVE. Very poor writing, and theatrical narrative. Looked to me like a Bhojpuri director is trying to make a commercial Satyajit Ray film. I recollect Ketan Mehta - Bhavni Bhavai, Mirch Masala and to some extend Maya Memsaab; but since then - he gets the story right, but execution is pathetic - including how Mangal Pandey was. Very stagy, artificial - Nawasuddin Siddique is the only saving grace. Not even Radhika Apte - who is little earnest, but that's it. I dread Ketan completing his trilogy on Jhansi Ki Rani and Bahadur Shah Jafar. Eeks...


What happened meetu.....I feel its an excellent adaptation of a tale....with lots of hope....the government may fail but the village pitches in.....if world war too films are a must watch than this is have given far stupid tales a must watch on screen.....the obsession required for work is personified ....


The way Ketan Mehta has told this story,one needs the fortitude of a Dashrath Manjhi to sit through this piece of garbage. Very unworthy companion to the equally execrable Mangal Pandey!

Dear Meetu, Hi, I saw this. Ketan Mehta has messed a beautiful tale of courage and LOVE. ist a very good post thanks the page admin

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