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Mountains Of The Moon (2013)

Chander Pahar (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | 20 December 2013 (India)
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Faced with the prospect of a dim future in his impoverished village, young Shankar bids farewell to his family in rural Bengal and makes a journey to the fabled "Mountain Of The Moon" in search of gold and diamond mines.


Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (original novel), Kamaleswar Mukherjee (screenplay)


Credited cast:
Dev ... Shankar
Gérard Rudolf ... Diego Alvarez
Martin Cito Otto Martin Cito Otto ... Jim Carter
Nabeel Khan Nabeel Khan ... Tirumal Appa
Paul Ditchfield Paul Ditchfield ... Jacobus Marius
David James David James ... Albuquerque
Peter Moruakgomo Peter Moruakgomo ... Zulu Chief
Matthew Monika Matthew Monika ... Zulu King
Rafiq Jibhay Rafiq Jibhay ... Patel
Keith Gendagoo Keith Gendagoo ... Prasad Das
Luthuli Dlamini Luthuli Dlamini ... Dan Mabiru
Ramambila Muladelo Ramambila Muladelo ... Masai Cheif
Andrew Stock Andrew Stock ... Attilio Gatti
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tamal Ray Chowdhury Tamal Ray Chowdhury ... Shankar's Father (as Tamal Roychowdhury)
Laboni Sarkar ... Shankar's Mother
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Chander Pahar is the journey to the fabled, 'Mountain Of The Moon', in search of gold and diamond mines, up against threats as vivid and varied as lurking snakes, pouncing lions, poisonous flora, the fury of an active volcano and a seemingly, almost supernatural mythical horror 'The Bunyip' the guardian angel of the diamond cave. However it is also the story of grit and determination, a story of following one's dream against all odds and emerging victorious, a story about a young lad called Shankar who faced with the prospect of having to make a living as a factory worker in his impoverished village, bids farewell to his family in Keutia, Rural Bengal and through his aid Prasad Das Banopadhay who happens to work for the Uganda railway head office sets sail to the Dark Continent to work as the station master in Nakuru station, it's a dream come true for Shankar who has always envisioned himself as a Expeditionary and holds good knowledge in world geography and map reading. Written by Aloke Majumder

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


In 1909, one Indian dared to explore Africa in search of the...


Action | Adventure


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Did You Know?


Construction of the Uganda Railways began in 1896 and finished at the line's terminus, Kisumu, on the eastern shore of Lake Victoria, in 1901. See more »


Shankar: The "Mountain of the Moon" is calling out to us.
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Crazy Credits

In the background of the rolling title credits, Shankar's steamer can be seen sailing. See more »


Followed by Amazon Obhijaan (2017) See more »


Chander Pahar Theme
Composed by Indraadip Dasgupta
Performed by Arijit Singh
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User Reviews

A Must See
20 December 2013 | by arghya139See all my reviews

Despite several accusations on the village-minded acting of DEV, it was a right decision to go and watch Chader PAHAR at first day. The movie had a irregular graph of suspense, several ups and downs, still it managed to glue me to my sit for the whole 150 minutes.

Rightly predicted by Kamaleswar Mukherjee, this movie will drag the standards of tollywood to one level up. Beautiful landscapes of South Africa & Mount Kilimanjaro are added flavor to the epic story-line, which has been nostalgia among Bengalis irrespective of age group.

Loved the presence of Gerard Rudolf as Diego Alvarez, boosted the reality in the movie, and I missed the voice of Sabyasachi Chakraborty as a narrator, which had been perfect, considering the fact that jungle is his specialty. Also the background score could be better.

But all in all, a must watch movie to see the hard work Chader Pahar team has put to make this a success. Viva, montanha da lua !

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English | Bengali

Release Date:

20 December 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Mountains Of The Moon See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »


Box Office


INR150,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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