• 4/5

I knew Aligarh had played the festival circuit, premiering last February at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea to a standing ovation. It finally recently played in Chicago at the South Asian Film Festival but by then it was streaming on Eros Now. I took advantage of ErosNow's new offline feature, and downloaded Aligarh to play on a flight this past weekend. I have always loved Manoj Bajpayee in just about any movie he's been in. He's typically the villain, as he was in Tevar. This role was something completely different. I did not know that he was playing a real person until I looked up the film after I got home. He is Professor Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, a slightly eccentric, quiet professor of Marathi, head of the modern languages department at the University in Aligarh. Read the rest of the review here: https://moviemavengal.com/2016/10/25/aligarh-manoj-bajpayee-is-superb-in-this-landmark-drama/

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