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
Rajkummar Rao
as Deepu Sebastian (Journalist)
Sukhesh Arora
as Tahir Islam
Ashish Vidyarthi
as Anand Grover
Ishwak Singh
as Arvind Narayan
Balaji Gauri
as Nita Grewal
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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All Critics (6)

The movie rises above just another social cause, and has layers of humanity to it. Do yourself a favor and don't miss this one.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Nov 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.

Nov 3, 2017 | Full Review…

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

Oct 30, 2017 | Full Review…

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

Jan 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.

Jun 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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