Aligarh
A movie based on the story of Professor Siras.
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Aligarh

Hindi
Drama
26 Feb, 2016
2 hrs 00 mins
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3,970 votes
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Aligarh is based on the true story of professor Siras, a teacher and an award winning poet. He was suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation and was only months away from retirement at the time of the incident.
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Hansal Mehta`s latest directorial venture `Aligarh` is a powerful look at the country`s inherent problem with homosexuality. Based on the real-life story of linguist and author Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, the movie delves into its subject matter with aplomb and makes many other statements that will cause you to question your own assumptions about Indian society`s ridiculous double standards when it comes to love and same-sex love. ...Read full review
Some films cease to be a story or a mere depiction of an incident or an issue. You live them. They mirror the society`s mindset and in doing so, rake out your own prejudices. Aligarh is one such biographical drama that tugs at your heartstrings. ...Read full review
An elderly professor at one of India`s once-of the most prestigious centres of higher learning is hounded out - of his job, and his humble abode - because of his sexual orientation. What happens to him makes up Hansal Mehta`s `Aligarh`. It is a film both timely and telling, because of what it is about, and how it is told. ...Read full review
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