Aligarh – Movie Review

3 Stars (3 / 5)

A movie based on true story of a professor of Aligarh University who was homosexual and due to his sexual orientation he was assaulted and dismissed from the university. It is a classic kind of movie which portrays the feelings of a homosexual person, how the society is biased towards them, how they can’t reveal their desires in society, they are not allowed to live life freely after revealing the truth that they are homosexual, how our society is not much matured to understand the fact about homosexuality.

Story is all about Dr. Shrinivas Ramachandra Siras, a Marathi professor and chairman of Modern Indian Languages Aligarh University, who was sting by a local TV Channel in his private time at home inside University Campus, where he was sharing his moments with his friend a rickshaw puller. The TV Journalist not only filmed them in awkward moment but also beats them and forced to pose in dirty and embarrassing positions for the camera. Later on another Journalist approached him and managed to bring out the truth out. A lawyer who fought against Delhi High Court and win over Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code where homosexuality is legalized in India stood for Dr. Siras and finally he got the justice. But unfortunately, professor chose some other way to end up all his problems.


Talking about Manoj Bajpayee, his intense and realistic acting is exactly what is expected from such an awesome legend of acting. He nailed the character by his unique way of presentation. Rajkumar Rao as journalist also contributed an excellent part from his side. He is becoming king of realistic acting like Irfan Khan.

Watch to realize the pain of a homosexual person in our society.

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