Aligarh is a real life inspired movie on the life of Dr. Srinivas Ramchandra, a Marathi professor at AMU (Aligarh Muslim University), who got suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation.
The movie is directed by Hansal Mehta who has before this directed movies like Shahid and Citylight. The movie stars Manoj Bajpayee as Srinivas and Rajkumar Rao as Deepu Sebastian a journalist.
The movie is receiving critical appreciation from everyone. Actress Kangana Ranaut appreciated the movie and said it was the best film she has seen in the last decade. She also commented that, “As our society is growing and evolving, the way we are, as a nation, as a country, it’s very courageous of Hansal sir to make this film.”
Manoj Bajpayee’s performance in the movie is very authentic and heartfelt, the actor has beautifully portrayed the problems faced by a person from the LGBT community, how they are treated by the society and what all thing the go through.