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World TV premiere of ‘Aligarh’ on &pictures

MUMBAI: &pictures, India’s premium mass Hindi movie channel, will air ‘Aligarh’ on Sunday, 11 September at 8:30 pm.

‘Aligarh’ is a story of the struggle and opposition a professor had to face from the society because of their ignorance.

Directed by Hansal Mehta and starring Manoj Bajpai and Rajkummar Rao, the story builds hope to create a just society where the laid down ‘morals’ do not take precedence over one’s individual rights.

Bajpai’s performance won the prestigious ‘The Dada Saheb Phalke Award (Critics) for this movie.

Set in Uttar Pradesh, this is a story based on true events. The plot revolves around professor Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras (Manoj Bajpai) who taught Marathi at the Aligarh Muslim University. A sting operation conducted by a TV reporter at his house on the university campus catches him in a compromising embrace with a rickshaw puller.

The story brings to the limelight the breach of one’s privacy and how our society chooses to let hateful acts go unpunished but make one’s choice out of love for a crime.

Will Professor Siras be given the freedom to choose who he wants to love or will society get away intruding into his privacy?