Bollywood fans’ weekend has became brighter and more interesting after Bollywood’s one of the finest stars, Nawauzuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte’s film Manjhi: The Mountain Man released today and the new good news will only add up to it and act like a cherry on top of a cake!
Uttarakhand state has made director Ketan Mehta’s biopic film on Dashrath Manjhi tax-free! Yes, after Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand has become fourth state to make Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte’s recently released film Manjhi: The Mountain Man tax free. The tax-free status was granted by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat. According to reports, film specialists met with the Chief Minister Harish Rawat and requested him to let the film go tax free in the state, to which the Chief Minister happily agreed.
Based on a true story and life of Dashrath Manjhi, who broke a mountain for the lost love, Manjhi film stars Bollywood’s one of the finest and talented actors, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte in the leading roles. Directed by Ketan Mehta, Manjhi: The Mountain Man is a film about Dashrath Manjhi, also known as Mountain Man, who broke a mountain for love. He was madly and deeply in love with his wife, Phaguniya. Dashrath’s world shattered into pieces when his wife slipped while climbing the mountain and fell to her death.
This tragic incident turned Dashrath’s life upside down. Burdened by the grief of lost love, he decided to carve out a safe way through the edgy mountain, where a lot of people have fallen to their deaths. It took him 22 years of carving and breaking to form a path through the mountain. Seasons came and went, but he stood still like a rock, stiff on his decision, with nothing more than a hammer and a chisel, he achieved his goal.
Manjhi: The Mountain Man is a true inspiring story of love, passion and grief. The biopic hit the theatres today on August 21, 2015.