Hansal Mehta’s reality drama “Aligarh” which gathered applause and received a standing ovation on its screening at the 20th Busan International Film Festival on October 4th, will release in India in February 2016.
The story is based on the real life incident of doctor Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras.
He was suspended from his job as a professor because of his sexual orientation. Basically, the film is centered on homosexuality. Aligarh stars Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkumar Rao in lead roles.
This movie also got screened at the 17th Jio MAMI Film Festival on October 30th and received a thunderous response. According to Manoj, who is playing gay in the movie, it moved the audiences in both the film festivals.
Manoj Bajpayee says Aligarh changed him and made him a “better person”.
“It is always tough to get into somebody else’s skin and to understand somebody else’s soul or his journey when you are doing serious acting.”
“So nothing gives you immense pleasure when you resemble the role you are playing,” he added.
This awesome movie is already creating a buzz in tinsel town…!!
When one of Manoj’s fans asked him about an update regarding the Indian release of “Aligarh:
— R I T U R A J (@rituraj2020) November 11, 2015
He replied…..Soon in February !!
Well..I am certainly looking forward to this movie which is going to be an ultimate eye opener.