Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Film could have had more Nuances
By Fresh Box Office Network
Jun 30, 2017
Nawazuddin Siddiqui seems effortless in a movie which can be easily touted as something similar to James Franco’s 127 Hours. His performance as Dashrath Majhi and the love story between him and Radhika Apte work well on screen.
That is not to say there are no clichés in the film. And that might come across as a hindrance. Nevertheless, the film still remains an inspiring tale of a lone man’s vision and action, not just in memory of his wife, but also for the good of the entire village which remains cut off from the rest of the world because of that one mountain.
Casteism and untouchability find a gripping mention once Manjhi declares his caste. Turns out he comes from ancestors of mushairas who were bonded laborers. The character of Phaguniya has nothing much to do except skin show and inspire Manjhi in the form of a spirit. Somehow, too much of a mixture of similar elements make the film tedious and artificial to a great degree.