Dashrath Manjhi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) was living in a small village Gehlaur near Gaya Bihar. He was happy with his family and his wife was Phaguniya (Radhika Apte). In his village there was a mountain because of which people had to travel a lot to get to another place. One day Manjhi’s wife fell from the mountain. After this Manjhi decided to make a road on the mountain. When he started hammering the hill, people called him a lunatic but that steeled his resolve. He did a lot of struggle. After 22 years Dashrath Manjhi carved a path 360-foot-long through-cut, 25-foot-deep in places and 30-foot-wide to form a road. He died on 17 August 2007 due to cancer of gall bladder.
Even before the release, Bihar government declared Manjhi – The Mountain Man tax-free on 30 July 2015. Director Ketan Mehta will donate a share of film’s profit to Manjhi’s village, Gehlaur.