Aligarh is a 2015 Indian Hindi- language biographical drama film directed by Hansal Mehta and written by Apurva Asrani. It stars Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao in the lead roles.


Set in the city of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, it is the true story of Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, a professor of Marathi and the head of the Classical Modern Indian Languages Faculty at the famed Aligarh Muslim University. He gets suspended, and grounds of morality are stated as the reason. He also gets sacked from his position of Reader and Chair of Modern Indian Languages. The film starts at the moment when the professor's privacy is invaded by a film crew from a local TV station who forcibly enters his house and films him having sex with a male rickshaw-puller. Siras is forced to leave his housing at the university and is suspended from his job. He is contacted by journalist Deepu Sebastian who is sympathetic to him, and his case is taken up in court. The court rules in his favor and Siras's suspension is revoked, but before he can return to work,