Alan MCALEX (Jar Pictures), Ajay G. MCALEX (Jar Pictures)
The story is set in a remote village, hemmed in by barren mountains on three sides, and a river on the fourth side. In this village lives a Musahar family – landless labourers, forced to work for two fists of rice. Manjhi, 33, a troubled soul is not able to accept this undignified life, but does not know a way out. He is drinking away the future of the family. His wife Fulmati, 28, has no visible reason to love Manjhi, but still, she loves him. The film explores the complex relationship between Manjhi, Fulmati & their 8-year old son Munna. When Fulmati dies trying to cross a mountain on her way to work, Manjhi picks up a hammer and chisel and without a clear purpose starts smashing at the mountain - a mountain thousand times bigger than himself. On this spiritual and physically excruciating journey, Manjhi begins to understand the meaning of love and loss. As he expends himself, this man against the mountain, his son suffers as he grows without the love and affection of his father. But his granddaughter gets to go to school like hundreds of other children from the community, trudging on the mountain path. With these stories the legend of the man who broke a mountain lives on.