The much awaited trailer of director Ketan Mehta is finally here and it is hard hitting, just like its story. As soon as the trailer starts, the very idea of breaking a mountain seems impossible but as the trailer progresses, so does the story and our interest in it. 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 in the lead role.
The trailer properly shows what the final package has in store for us and after looking at Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s brilliant performance, we are ready to bet our money on it. From being a diehard cheesy romantic lover to being a tough, heartbroken man, hell bent on breaking the mountain, Nawazuddin has aced the character. We also liked Radhika Apte and Nawazuddi Siddiqui’s pair in the film. Both of them happen to be one of the underrated stars in Bollywood, who are highly skilled and talented in their own different ways. The lines in the trailer that really made our eyes shine with excitement came at the ending of the trailer, where Nawazuddin is seen marching a huge crowd and says, “Bhagwan ke bharose mat bethiye, kaa pata bhagwan haamre bharose baitha ho. (Don’t depend on God. Who knows, maybe God is dependent on us.)”
The movie is about Dashrath Manjhi, also known as Mountain Man, who broke a mountain for love. Yes, for love! Born in a poor family from the low cast, Dashrath lived in a remote village far cut off from the world, surrounded by edgy and rocky mountains. 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 is all set to hit the theatres on 21, August 2015.