Dr. Siras was suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation.Siras was the professor of Marathi at the Aligarh Muslim University. After successfully appealing his suspension, he died in suspicious circumstances. Manoj Bajpai plays the role of Siras and Rajkummar Rao plays a journalist. Shooting was held in Bareilly, Agra Uttar Pradesh. Aligarh had its world premiere at the 20th Busan International Film Festival, receiving a standing ovation. The film was released worldwide on 26 February 2016 to wide critical acclaim.
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Aligarh cooked up a storm even before its release as the censor board chief, Pahlaj Nihalani, rated the film and its trailer with an A certificate. His reasoning was that Aligarh was about homosexuality – a subject he deemed unfit for children. Having watched the film, we would like to tell Mr Nihalani that the film does not ‘promote’ homosexuality – it is about human rights, equality, right to privacy and the idea of democracy for all, obviously including homosexuals.Manoj plays a shy and lonely 64-year-old man who loves his job as a language teacher, spends his free time listening to old melodies of Lata Mangeshkar and sipping whiskey – a common man with simple ideas.
Aligarh Movie Star Cast
Manoj Bajpai as : Prof. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras
Rajkummar Rao as : Journalist Deepu Sebastian
Ashish Vidyarthi as : Anand Grover
Ishwak Singh as : Arvind Narayan
Nutan Surya as : Anjali Gopalan
Divya Unny as : Reporter
Suman Vaidya as : Shadab Qureshi
Aligarh Release Date
The film was released worldwide on 26 February 2016 is directed by Hansal Mehta and actor Rajkumar Rao will be seen playing a journalist in it.
The movie was shot in various parts of Uttar Pradesh including Aligarh, Gorakhpur, Agra, Bareilly and Greater Noida. Wherein Greater Noida a small indoor sequence was shot for 3–4 days by Raj Kumar Rao.