Based on the true story of a 64-year-old professor who was suspended after a TV crew reportedly from a local station forced their way into his house and filmed him having sex with another man, Aligarh opened in theaters in India this week to rave reviews by local critics.
Professor Ramachandra Siras, who was head of the Department of Modern Indian Languages at Aligarh Muslim University, a prestigious arts institute in Uttar Pradesh, was expelled from the school for ‘gross misconduct‘ in 2010.
He was found dead in his campus apartment two months later. Police suspected suicide. Many saw his death as yet another case which highlighted the struggles of homosexuals in India. Read more via Gay Star News