Aligarh

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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.

Cast

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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  • Prof Siras's story isn't just a fight for gay rights, but a triumph of conviction and spirit. For that, it is a must watch.

    July 12, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Aligarh is a dignified account of two men who became necessary to each other - before the world (and the jowls of politics and Bollywood) consumed both, the movie, and its inhabitants.

    February 6, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • You have Manoj Bajpayee, with method acting at its peak, interpreting Siras in his own way: working at that fidgety gait, the halting voice and his love for Lata Mangeshkar...

    January 2, 2019 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    November 7, 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.

    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…

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