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Aligarh (2016)




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In this moving drama based on true events, a closeted Indian professor is suspended from his job after he is filmed having sex with another man. With the help of a crusading journalist, he then goes to court to win back his position, in the process challenging the country's homophobic laws.

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Manoj Bajpai
as Prof. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras
Rajkumar Yadav
as Deepu Sebastian (Journalist)
Ashish Vidyarthi
as Anand Grover
Sukhesh Arora
as Tahir Islam
Balaji Gauri
as Nita Grewal
Ishwak Singh
as Arvind Narayan
Nutan Surya
as Anjali Gopalan
Divya Unny
as Reporter
Suman Vaidya
as Shadab Qureshi
K.R. Parmeshwar
as Prof. Sridharan
Saptrishi Ghosh
as Assistant Lawyer
Asish Vidyarthi
as Anand Grover
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Critic Reviews for Aligarh

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While Bajpayee drives the film, Rao delivers an equally compelling performance. You look at Siras through his eyes as he shapes your perception of the man.

November 3, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Aligarh is a perfect requiem for a man who just wanted to be happy, and for that simple wish he died.

November 3, 2017 | Full Review…

The honesty and the haunting reality of the story are what make Aligarh such a compelling watch.

October 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Aligarh isn't just a fine film. It's also important, necessary and timely. It will shift something inside you.

January 9, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The movie is most powerful as a miniature about a man who prefers the comforts of the shadows rather than the glare of the spotlight.

June 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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