7 Lessons from the film Manjhi The Mountain Man

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He started breaking the mountain to extract a path out of the rigid, the packed and the irresistible practices of the nature and humanity (so called civilised animals living practice). Yes, every hathora which he hit on the mountain it was against all sorts of discriminations, he and his family faced in that small village. At the end of the movie he proved the line of Gandhi,

 “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”   

The Lessons film teach to every Bihari is as following

1. How the Caste Discrimination has in past ruin the social development and how it is killing the society Now.

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2. The status of women, especially when they belong to the bottom of the caste index, is something which is degraded and still  be there in the corners of the state. This is something which has given birth to a naxalite in the film. It’s the some of the top in the caste index who deteriorated the status of the women in society.

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3. The way power was/is misused in the traditional Jamindari system which is still there in some places of the nation.

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4.Not always top  is corrupt, its middle man too who are freaking the national well fare policies

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5. The determination of human can extract any output from the person, it’s just dependent on the extent of it. After Gandhi, Manjhi has proven this again in al together in a different domain.

 Jabh Tak Todenge Nahi, Tabh Tak Chodenge Nahi. 

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6. “Ee Pyar mein bahut takat hai Babua“, Yes film has shown the power of LOVE

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7. Just don’t be dependent totally on God, kya pata bhagwaan apke bharose baitha ho.

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 Any film that is helmed by Nawazuddin Siddiqui – and this is a film he does helm, instead of being the supporting act – is worthy of being watched. As Dashrath Manjhi, who sets out at first to do nothing more ambitious than staking claim on his child-bride-now-grown-into-a-beautiful-woman Phaguniya (Radhika Apte), and then sets himself up to confront the mountain which swallows up the woman he loves, Nawaz strains every sinew, and remains consistently watchable despite the shifts in tone.

There are things that Ketan Mehta has always been able to do well. Creating a village (this is in the late 50s and 60s) in the clutches of upper-caste ‘zamindaars’ is something we’ve seen in his best work, ‘Bhavani Bhavai’ and ‘Mirch Masala’. Here the vicious Thakur is played to the hilt by Tigmanshu Dhulia (making you remember his character in ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’). The excellent Pankaj Tripathi plays his greedy son. The father and son rule with an iron hand: they are ‘raja’, and the poor, ignorant villagers, enslaved for life, are ‘praja’: Delhi is very far away from the darkness of Bihar.

Don’t just Read, go and watch it in Cinema Hall.

Subhikhya
Not from Bihar, heard a lot about the state. Always interested in exploring the art culture and politics of the state. So here I am, writing and doing PR for AaoBihar.com
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