Alan Turing is an Intelligent mathematician who cracked the complicated german Enigma, but he is forcefully chemical castrated for bieng a homosexual. Years pass by, sadly modern society’s perspective towards homosexuality is still immatured as in Turing’s era.
Hansal Mehta’s new movie Aligarh tells the real life story of AMU professor Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was suspended from his job after he was filmed on a spycam making love with a rickshawpuller and later he was found dead under suspicious circumstances. The movie’s trailer is out now.
Manoj Bajpayee is back with the stunning performance as the protagonist. Shahid fame Rajkumar Rao is playing a journalist’s role who is exploring the Professor’s real world.
The movie is jointly produced by Eros International and Karma Pictures, the team which brings the Badlapur and NH10 to the Indian screen.
The film was premiered at the 20th International Busan Film Festival in last October. It was also screened at the 59th BFI London Film Festival and the 17th JIO MAMI Film Festival in Mumbai. The film was critically acclaimed and garnered excellent reviews.
Film maker Karan Johar , who attended the private screening of the movie called it a must watch movie relevant of our times.
#Aligarh is exceptionally poignant,moving and heartbreaking in equal measure….a relevant and important film of our times….
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 27, 2016
Aligarh will hit the Indian screen on February 26.