Film #28 of 30 in my March Around The World | 2017 Challenge (India)
I've been doing a Bollywood challenge for the past seven months, and I've still got 14 films to watch, so I toyed with the idea of leaving India out of this year's March. However, it struck me that this was an opportunity to explore something quite different from the usual musical-romance-crime-thriller-comedy-drama that typifies the Bollywood film industry, so I came up with this controversial biopic by director Hansal Mehta, an acclaimed Indian filmmaker who is new to me.
The title refers to Aligarh University in the Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. That's where 64-year-old Professor Shriniwas Ramchandra Siras (Manoj Bajpayee) taught Marathi as…