The makers of "Aligarh", starring Rajkummar Rao and Manoj Bajpayee, recently released the first trailer of the movie. The film has shed light on a serious issue and the flick will see Bajpayee as a gay professor and Rao as a journalist. 

"Aligarh" is a true story based on Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras -- a Marathi professor at the Aligarh Muslim University. Bajpayee will portray Siras, who lost his job due to his sexual orientation. A sting operation exposed the professor, who was caught embracing a rickshaw-puller. Siras died  under mysterious circumstances.

Rao will be seen fighting against the injustice done to Bajpayee, who faces severe criticism for being a homosexual. After "Citylights", "Shahid" and "NH10", the makers are back with another powerful story with some phenomenal actors of the film industry. Directed by Hansal Mehta, the film will hit the screens on 26 February.

National Award winner Rao has given some brilliant performances in the past and for "Aligarh", he went to the extent of learning Malayalam. Bajpayee, on the other hand, is back on the big screen after his blockbuster "Gangs of Wasseypur". 

Twitterati, including Bollywood celebrities, are going gaga over the trailer of "Aligarh". Abhishek Bachchan, Karan Johar and many other celebs have garnered appreciation for the amazing performance of the actors in "Aligarh".

Karan Johar

#Aligarh is exceptionally poignant,moving and heartbreaking in equal measure....a relevant and important film of our times....

#Aligarh is a must watch!! Congratulations to the entire team!! @mehtahansal @Apurvasrani @BajpayeeManoj @RajkummarRao @ErosNow

Abhishek Bachchan

Loved the trailer of #Aligarh powerful, poignant. Beautiful. Looking forward to seeing 1 of my fav actors @BajpayeeManoj .best to the team.

Nikhil Advani

Wonderfully evocative. Congrats @mehtahansal @BajpayeeManoj @RajkummarRao @Apurvasrani #Aligarh #ComeOut 

Radhika Apte

Really looking forward!! @mehtahansal @BajpayeeManoj @RajkummarRao @ErosNow

Aditi Rao Hydari

This one is an essential watch... In every way! @BajpayeeManoj @RajkummarRao @mehtahansal #Aligarh #ComeOut 

Dino Morea

@mehtahansal @BajpayeeManoj @RajkummarRao #Aligarh looks superb. Can't wait to watch. Good luck with this.