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Aligarh
Saturday 20 August, 3:00 PM | HOYTS Cinema Paris
 
Synopsis
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.
 
Director
Hansal Mehta

Language
Hindi

Running Time
114 Mins

Cast
Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Ashish Vidyarthi
Film Festivals and Awards
Busan International Film Festival

Director
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).
 
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