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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Shubha Shetty-Saha Site: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. Watch it for Nawazuddin's performance, but more importantly, Dashrath Manjhi's awe inspiring self belief.
Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Sukanya Verma Site: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.
Ratings:3/5 Review By:Meena Iyer Site:TOI
The graph he brings to his screen characte-- 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.
Ratings:3/5 Review By:Anupama Chopra Site:Film Companion
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Despite the fact that the film does not boast of having any chartbusting music, the music (Sandesh Sandaliya) is very situational and does not look out of place. Even though the film's editing (Pratik Chitalia) could have been a bit tighter, it is the film's cinematography (Rajeev Jain) and the Art department (Nitin Chandrakant Desai) that takes the cake. 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.
Ratings:3/5 Review By:Saibal Chaterjee Site: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. A lighter touch might have made Manjhi - The Mountain Man a markedly more convincing biopic.
Ratings:2/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indianexpress
Dashrath’s early ebullience which springs from his defiant nature leads him into Phalguniya’s arms: their romance is earthy and playful and the two make us smile, but you keep getting the feeling that they were made to be more ‘filmi’ than was necessary. His later steely resolve, as he ages and withers, is better channeled because he has to play off only against himself, though again you wish he had been given more : what is the enduring relationship of man and the mountain? He starts with hate, and yet, he has to learn to know its contours to be able to break it. What keeps him going? Nawaz doesn’t get that depth and an inner life to play with.
Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Sreeju Sidhakaran Site:BollywoodLife
This one is purely for those who love serious, meaningful cinema like the kinds of Masaan, and the ones who adore a gifted talent called Nawazuddin Siddiqui. If you are one of those, please book your tickets asap (i.e. if you haven’t watched the leaked copy by now. And if you have, you missed the larger experience! The laptop screen really doesn’t register the impact of a small man working against the mountain!).
Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Surabhi Redkar Site:Koimoi
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”. This inspiring tale is appalling and gladly brilliantly executed. Manjhi is like India’s Thor – the man with the hammer and a determination even stronger than that!
Name: Manjhi - The Mountain Man
Synopsis:Manjhi - The Mountain Man is an Indian biographical film, based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi. Manjhi, widely known as the "Mountain Man", was a poor labourer in Gehlaur village, near Gaya in Bihar, India, who carved a path through a mountain using only a hammer and chisel
Release Dates: August 21, 2015
Director: Sandesh Shandilya
Running time: 2h
Music composed by: Ram Sampath
Genres: Bollywood Biographical
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Dashrath Manjhi
Radhika Apte as Phaguniya,
Dashrath's wife Tigmanshu Dhulia as the mukhiya (landlord)
Pankaj Tripathi as Ruab the landlord's son
Gaurav Dwivedi as Alok Jha, a journalist
Ashraf Ul Haque as Magru, Dashrath's father
Jagat Rawat as Shuklaji Varadraj
Swami as Gopal, Phaguniya's father
Deepa Sahi as Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
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