Synopsis/Plot : Aligarh is based on the true story of professor Siras, a teacher and an award winning poet. He was suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation and was only months away from retirement at the time of the incident.
Critics Review All critic Reviews(11)
A must watch .
From the pitch perfect performances to the soulful use of Latas songs and background score, moody , blunt and unflinchingly honest, Aligarh is the best watch at the big screens in a long long time. Not to be missed.(more)
Source: Ameet Bhuvan, MovieCrow
Aligarh is a human drama with universal resonance. It encapsulates the plight of all dissenters.
Aligarh, essentially a study of a victim of entrenched prejudices, articulates its poetry of pain with remarkable precision, right down to the subtlest of its nuances. Mehta strips the tragic true story of all vestiges of overt sentimentality. Instead, he fills the depths of the understated but i...(more)
Source: Saibal Chatterjee , NDTV Movies
Aligarh is a class apart film that is filled with simplicity. It is emotionally riveting.
Manoj Bajpayee�s stellar performance clubbed with an intelligent filmmaking by Hansal Mehta and the heart-wrenching writing of Apurva Asrani.(more)
Source: Surabhi Redkar, Koimoi
An unmissable experience courtesy Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao�s STELLAR performances!
Aligarh needs to be watched. It is serious cinema and you need to be patient with the pace. But if you give into Mehta�s storytelling and let Siras charm you with his innocence then Aligarh will become an instant favourite. A film about human divinity and rights about anything else, Aligarh is high ...(more)
Source: Tushar P Joshi, Bollywood Life
ALIGARH'S HEART LIES IN THE BEAUTY OF ITS SILENCES
"The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages", this remarkable quote by Virginia Woolf pretty much sums up the film. Aligarh stays with you much after you see it, especially for Bajpayee and his nuanced portrayal of a man brutally put to shame by an intrusive and insensitive society. It...(more)
Source: Renuka Vyavahare, Times Of India
The perfect film on �morality vs freedom� debate
Rajkummar Rao has a tough act to follow, but slips into his role with ease. Deepu Sebastian�s struggles as a novice in the profession are relatable, and his passion to make a difference, engaging. Ashish Vidyarthi as Siras�s lawyer supports the duo with applaudable realism. At a time when notions o...(more)
Source: Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times
Manoj Bajpayee gives a fine performance, quiet and affecting
The film itself is bigger than these things. Like in his �Shahid�, Hansal Mehta and scriptwriter Apurva Asrani have come up with a lead character and a film which shines with authenticity and emotional heft, which leaves you thinking, and which says something we should all listen to, especially in t...(more)
Source: Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
ALIGARH is a sensitive film which will touch your heart.
While the film does not have any mainstream songs, it's the background music (Karan Kulkarni) acts as an icing on the cake. While the film's cinematography (Satya Rai Nagpaul) is superlative, the film's editing (Apurva Asrani) could have been better as it could have worked miracles to the film's nar...(more)
Source: Bollywood Hungama News Network, Bollywood Hungama
Performances overall are really good mostly of Manoj bajpai and rajkumar rao. The screenplay is not perfect and the film is too slow at times. (more)
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