Noida: A well acclaimed feature film Manjhi â€“ The Mountain Man was the first film of 8th Global Film Festival Noida 2015 inaugurated by Mukesh Bhatt and ketan Mehta himself.
The feature film Manjhi is a 2015 Indian biographical film, based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi, widely known as the â€œMountain Manâ€, was a poor labourer in Gehlaur village, near Gaya in Bihar, India, who carved a path 9.1 metres (30 ft) wide and 110 metres (360 ft) long through a hill 7.6 metres (25 ft) using only a hammer and chisel. Ketan Mehta, jointly produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, directs the film and NFDC India Upon release the film received positive critical acclaim.
â€œIt is a proud moment for me to present my film as the first film of the festival. The film has already brought many laurels to Indiaâ€ said Ketan Mehta the director of the film.
â€œFilm festivals are the ambassadors of the culture of the country. You exchange a lot through these filmsâ€ said Sandeep Marwah President of the festival. â€œIt is a wonderful time for film lovers to enjoy the films in real film environmentâ€ added Mukesh Bhatt. Ashok Tyagi festival director, Sushil Bharti Director ICMEI, Dr. A.K.Srivastava Director General ASMS were also present there.