The First for Urmila Mahanta
Actress Urmila Mahanta makes her debut in Bollywood with Ketan Mehta directed and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer film Manjhi- The Mountain Man. This quintessential actress who has been quoted as “fresh face in Kollywood” by the Deccan Chronicle and a “fresh face” by the prestigious The Hindu. She was the lead actress of highly acclaimed south Indian movie Vazhakhu Enn 18/7. Her performance in Bengali movie Chirodini Tumi J Amaar 2 and recently released Assamese film TRP Aru.. was spectacular.
Urmila’s upcoming bollywood ready to release movies are Pareshanpur, and Akira, which also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Konkona Sen Sharma and others. Again she has some Assamese films in her list, those are Kothanodi, Bokul and Asomire Chutalote.
Here’s her performance clip from the film
The Last for Ashraf-ul-Haq
Manjhi- The Mountain Man is the last film of Ashraf-ul-Haq, the talented actor whom we have lost on February 17, 2015. An NSD graduate, Haq hailed from Goalpara in Assam. His contribution to Hindi cinema was significant and he had been part of more than 30 Hindi films, TV shows and commercials.
About The Masterpiece
The Ketan Mehta-directed Manjhi- The Mountain Man is a biopic on Dashrath Manjhi, a Bihar man who toiled 22 years to break open a mountain to carve a roadway.
This one is purely for those who love serious, meaningful cinema like the kinds of Masaan, and the ones who adore a gifted talent called Nawazuddin Siddiqui. If you are one of those, please book your tickets asap (i.e. if you haven’t watched the leaked copy by now. And if you have, you missed the larger experience! The laptop screen really doesn’t register the impact of a small man working against the mountain!).