Controversial film Aligarh premiered on TV with muted words

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Dr. Ramchandra Siras (left) and actor Manoj Bajpayee who played his character in Aligarh

There is no point lamenting at the one-track minded censors but filmmaker Hansal Mehta is  happy that his movie Aligarh was shown on TV, with some some words muted.

The film, Aligarh, is based on the real-life incident of Dr. Srinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation.

Mehta, who has earlier directed films like CityLights and Shahid took to Twitter to show his excitement.

“The words were muted, yes. But the film wasn’t. No point lamenting censorship because it exists. I’m glad Aligarh was shown on TV,” he tweeted.

He is thankful for all praise he is getting  after the TV premiere. “And I’m thankful for all the love pouring in after the television premiere of Aligarh. Without a U/A certificate this would be impossible,” he added.

Srinivas Ramchandra Siras (Manoj Bajpayee) is getting on in years.

Mehta, who has helmed films like CityLights and Shahid took to Twitter to show his excitement.

“The words were muted, yes. But the film wasn’t. No point lamenting censorship because it exists. I’m glad Aligarh was shown on TV,” he tweeted.

He is thankful for all the love pouring in after the film’s TV premiere.

“And I’m thankful for all the love pouring in after the television premiere of Aligarh. Without a U/A certificate this would be impossible,” he added.

The film had its world premiere at the 20th Busan International Film Festival, receiving a standing ovation. It was released worldwide on 26 February 2016 to unanimous critical acclaim. Bajpayee won huge critical acclaim for his portrayal of Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras.

The film features national-award winning actor Manoj Bajpayee, who essayed Siras, while actor Rajkumar Rao played a journalist.

Deepu (Rajkummar Rao) is the Delhi-based reporter of a national daily who stumbles upon the Siras ‘story’ in a local Aligarh paper and pursues it with his photographer colleague Tashi (Gulati). – CINEWS

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