Aligarh (2016)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 0 mins

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Evocative and eloquent, this insightful biography traces the twists and turns in the life of Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, a well-respected professor who is expelled from the university in which he works, and forced to face condemnation and ostracisation on the basis of his sexual orientation.
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Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao

Crew: Hansal Mehta (Director), Satya Ray (Director of Photography), Karan Kulkarni (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama, Biography

Release Dates: 26 Feb 2016 (India)

Hindi Name: अलीगढ

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Did you know? Manoj Bajpayee won critical acclaim and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film. Read More
At a time when jingoism, communalism and unwarranted censorship are posing real challenge to the democratic fiber of our nation, freedom of expression and unity in diversity, Aligarh is a must watch.

Hansal Mehta's treatment of a sensitive, not so comfortable and socially taboo topic is commendable. His choice of two high-octane actors like Manoj Bajpai and Rajkummar Rao makes Aligarh a delight to watch. The deadly duo - Hansal Mehta and writer Apurva Asrani takes the viewers through an exploratory journey within, to feel and understand what it means to be alone at the autumn of one's life and that too when you are perceived as the 'other' by a majority in the society just because your sexual orientation doesn't toe the line. Hats off to Apurva Asrani for an honest and compelling story. Hansal Mehta's Shahid, City Lights and now Aligarh will be always remembered in the history of Indian cinemas for sure. To Read further click

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as Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras
as Journalist Deepu Sebastian
as Anand Grover
as Nita Grewal
as Namita
as Reporter
as Arvind Narayan
as Prof Sridharan
as Anjali Gopalan
as Tahir Islam
as Shadab Qureshi
as Tashi


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A controversy broke out as the film's trailer was rated with an "A" certificate by India's Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which would allow the trailer to be screened on television only after 10 PM IST, citing that the film's theme and subject, which is related to homosexuality, is against India's culture, and kids and teenagers should not be allowed to view it. Director Hansal Mehta took to social media and press to vent his anger, threatening that he will go to the Appellate Tribunal and appeal the adult rating of the trailer arguing that an "important subject like this film's should reach everyone".

Nawazuddin Siddique was offered the lead role but turned it down.

Manoj Bajpayee won critical acclaim and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film.