A sensitive and timely drama, Aligarh depicts the true story of Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, a university professor dismissed from his position for homosexual behaviour. Demonised by the media and shunned by his community, the professor must fight to defend his most basic human rights. A nuanced and layered film that explores the victimization and rejection of the LGBT community in India, Aligarh serves as a reminder of the importance of civil rights and privacy in a society that is often too quick to vilify.
Film Festivals and Awards
Busan International Film Festival
Hansal Mehta is an Indian film director, writer and producer. With a background in television direction, he made the transition to Bollywood with Shahid (2013), and subsequently helmed City Lights (2014) and Aligarh (2016).