The group is objecting to the title Aligarh, stating that the film — based on Professor Ramchandra Siras who was suspended from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in 2010 after he was filmed having consensual sex with a man — sullies the reputation of the city.
Reputation? Whooaa! Well played.
So they are saying that Aligarh is known for its highest culture and tradition which will be negatively affected by the title ‘Aligarh’.
Let us pause here! It’s totally fine that you shout regarding every single thing happening in this country but Isn’t it a lame point to crib about?
The movie has been banned in Aligarh by the group not by the government but then public is the government of all time, start the shows and ready to face a protest. The discussion is over then. Right?
Let me tell you that based on actual people and real incidents, Hansal Mehta’s Aligarh is a haunting portrait of loneliness and longing centred around SR siras (Manoj Bajpayee), professor and chairman in the linguistic department of Aligarh University. This movie is an unflinchingly human tale. The concepts about relationship, the buried icons of pain, the love like that of apart from mutual attractions beyond our notion of love and is beyond any sexual preference.
Apart from all these things, Manoj Bajpayee has shown us some marvelous and outstanding performances from ‘Special 26’ to ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ but ‘Aligarh’ is beyond all the lines, it stands taller than the movies he worked in.
But then banning a movie like this is nothing but an absolute blasphemy.