4 Very Good

Manjhi The Mountain Man

A man spends twenty two years carving a road through a treacherous mountain by using only a hammer and a chisel. What a performance by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. A must watch movie. What could have been a bland boring representation of a real life story, Manjhi turns out to be just like his signature dialogue- "Shaandaar Zabardast Zindabad". Dashrath Manjhi's name needs to be carved out in history for his astonishing work of actually disintegrating a mountain to make a path in Bihar's Gehlor district. The film flows in a timeline where in we see Dashrath (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) growing up in a poverty stricken village post independence. The Zamindari system is headstrong in his village and even twenty years of freedom has not gotten them rid of their caste system and untouchability.