Film review: Manjhi3 min read 21 Aug 2015, 11:26 AM IST
Rousing, simplistic cinema, just about saved by Nawazuddin Siddiqui's terrific lead turn
For 22 years, Dashrath Manjhi had a running battle with a mountain. Working mostly by himself, he tried to clear a path from his village in Bihar, Gehlour, through to the other side, so that the very long journey around the mountain could be reduced to a much shorter one. His fellow villagers, understandably, thought he was crazy. But Manjhi was eventually successful—the 360ft-long, 30ft-wide path was cleared in 1982; some 30 years later, a proper road was made there.
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