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#Revealed: Nawazuddin Siddiqui as ‘Manjhi – The Mountain Man’

The first images have emerged of acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Dasrath Manjhi – the man who moved a mountain for love.

Known as the ‘Mountain Man’, Manjjhi was a poor labourer from Bihar who carved a path through a mountain using the barest of tools and his hands so that his village could have easier access to medical care, after his wife Falguni died from a lack of care in 1959.

Directed by Ketan Mehta, the film is set in 1960, soon after Falguni’s death when Manjhi takes to the mountain as a way of dealing with his grief.

Fans of Siddiqui have been eagerly awaiting the actor’s latest incarnation – in between his blink-and-you’ll-miss appearances in blockbusters such as ‘Kick’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijan’. 

‘Manjhi – Mountain Man’ is a welcome return to Siddiqui’s much-loved roots, playing ordinary men doing extraordinary things.

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