‘Gay’ That I Watched It
Manoj Bajpayee is an actor of IMMENSE POTENTIAL… Rajkumar Rao is a stellar performer too… The film is directed by the man who has directed “Shahid” and “Citylights” too… The case itself… “Phew”!
“Aligarh” is undoubtedly a superb film that impresses with its nuances. The film is class apart but, sadly, only very few people will understand it.
Dr SR Siras is a professor of Marathi in Aligarh University, who is gay with his sexuality but not in his life. Caught in an intimate position with a friend of him, they are scandalised by some people.
Showing interest in the matter, a young journalist, Rajkumar Rao, comes forward to help him and the case reaches the court.
What happens thereafter? Who did the sting? What comes out as the judiciary’s decision? What happens to the professor? Is being homosexual wrong?
Watch this stellar show to find out.
Story, Screenplay and Direction
In a powerful scene, director Hansal Mehta shows his visionary and creative prowess by simultaneously showing a love-making scene between Rajkumar Rao and his boss and the one involving gay-sex. If we can do it straight, can’t we accept it straight that the choice between being homosexual or heterosexual is as commonplace as that between having vanilla or chocolate (as your ice-cream flavour)?
The story is good and interesting but the screenplay lags in between. The film will test the patience of those who come to cinemas only for entertainment.
Director Hansal Mehta has done a very good job, but for the class audience only. You cannot understand the scenes until you are evolved in the film. Like the scene in which Bajpayee listens to music to get rid of his loneliness.
Manoj Bajpayee is an actor who has proved his worth time and again. He is EXTRAORDINARY in the film. Speechless, he has left me.
Rajkumar Rao is very good (especially in the climax) and Ashish Vidyarthi is lovely.
Music and Other Technical Aspects
There’s no song in the film.
Editing is the only thing in the film which is not appreciable. Had the film been a 90-minute film, it would have worked wonders.
Cinematography is good.
Sau Baat Ki Ek Baat
If you are an evolved viewer and a connoisseur of cinema, make this one your weekend-watch. Others please watch it to develop your taste-buds. Take a bow, Bajpayee.
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