Director Hansal Mehta's Bollywood movie "Aligarh", featuring Manoj Bajpai and Rajkummar Rao in the lead, has received positive reviews from audience around the world.
"Aligarh" is a biographical drama based on the life of linguist Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was a professor of Marathi at Aligarh Muslim University, and was suspended from his job on charges of homosexuality. The movie opens with some miscreants forcibly entering his house inside the campus and filming him sharing intimate moments with a rickshaw-puller. Then it narrates the loneliness and silences in his life.
Apurva Asrani and Ishani Banerjee have written the story for "Aligarh", and have ensured the film focuses on the intended subject, and has hardly anything unwarranted or unnecessary. Their wonderful scripting is the highlight of the movie, say the audience.
Manoj Bajpayee has played the role of the shy, victimised professor, and has done delivered a brilliant performance. Talented actor Rajkummar Rao has essayed the role of Deepu Sebastian, a journalist from Delhi working for Indian Post. He has also done a superb job. Their performances are also among the main attractions of "Aligarh", say the audience.
The film has rich production values and Karan Kulkarni's music and Satya Rai Nagpaul's cinematography are highlights on the technical front, according to the viewers. Many film-goers shared their verdict on Twitter after watching the film. We bring you some unique comments. Here is the live update of the "Aligarh" movie review by the audience:
Taran Adarsh @taran_adarsh
The Hindi film industry is going through a transition. Several film-makers are attempting films based on real-life episodes... #Aligarh #Airlift and #Neerja borrowed from reality. Now #Aligarh narrates a sensitive story about the victimisation of a gay professor... Skilfully directed by Hansal Mehta, #Aligarh is fearless, captivating, moving and heartbreaking. The film stands for human rights... Manoj Bajpayee conveys the humiliation, loneliness and pain adroitly. Landmark performance from this supremely talented actor... #Aligarh Rajkummar Rao adds tremendous credibility to his character. Kudos to writer Apurva Asrani for an honest and compelling tale. #Aligarh
Vajir Singh @vajir
A story gets a soul with a good narrator & @BajpayeeManoj is that soul for #Aligarh.More power to u Bhaiji 4 t brilliant &power performance
Renuka Vyavahare @renukaVyavahare
#Aligarh 's an ode to love and loneliness. That Manoj Bajpayee is a good actor is no revelation. With #ALIGARH , you'll know why he is one of our finest. #fan
Udita Jhunjhunwala @UditaJ
Take my word, & the word of many other critics/colleagues, #Aligarh is a beautiful, haunting, lyrical, must-watch film
Sid Pil @SidPill
If you like watching films that hold a mirror to society then don't miss #Aligarh - a passionate work of art & a lesson in filmmaking!
Aman tak. @Filmylocal_
#Aligarh is definitely worth a watch with a beautiful msg and powerpack performances
#Aligarh what a spectacular movie!Congratulations @Shaileshrsingh, Take a bow @mehtahansal thank you for giving us yet another masterpiece.
Aftab alam khan @i_affy
#Aligarh a well acknowledged movie ever. Verg much appreciated. @BajpayeeManoj a great act beyond his limit. #mindblowing.
Raviraj Singh @mr_ravsa
I have no words to describe movie #Aligarh New beam of light that can change people's mindset towards homosexuality. Charismatic acting!
@BajpayeeManoj u have given a memorable performance #aligarh. would like to see more n more such roles from u in future
eM Zee @MonowarZee
#Aligarh @BajpayeeManoj @mehtahansal Must watch movie guyzzzz. Superb movie. This movie Upgraded the class of Indian Cinema... Thanks