Aligarh is an Indian real-life incident based movie. The movie is about humanity with homosexuals. Its about Dr. Srinivas Ramchandra Siras, Marathi professor at Aligarh Muslim University, who was suspended from his job for his sexual orientation. After successfully appealing for his suspension, Dr. Siras was found dead in suspicious circumstances.
Aligarh movie release date is 26-February, 2016.
Manoj Bajpai has marvelously lived the role of Dr. Siras, and Rajkumar Rao is in role of a journalist. The plot revolves around Dr. Siras, who taught Marathi at Aligarh Muslim University. He is sacked from his positions on charges of homosexuality. A TV channel conducted a sting operation which showed him in an embracing situation with a rickshaw puller.
Applause for Aligarh movie
The movie received standing ovation at its world premier during 20th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea. The movie also received excellent reviews for its European premier during 59th BFI London Film Festival.
According to Screen International, ‘A subtle, sensitive take on a controversial real-life court case involving the victimization of a gay college professor, Aligarh underscores the growing strength and diversity of Indian independent cinema.’
According to British Film Institute, Aligarh is probably the best film yet on the Indian gay male experience, Hansal Mehta directs a riveting and nuanced tale that is as touching as it is powerful.
The movie has its Indian premier in 17th JioMAMI Mumbai Film Festival. It is the only Indian film to open this festival till now. The response was once again mind-blowing.
According to Mid-Day ‘Aligarh is masterfully directed. It is that rare film that courageously stands for human rights, including those of homosexuals, yet offers a quiet, distilled perspective.’