WATCH: The Trailer Of 'Aligarh' And Manoj Bajpai's Poignant Performance In It

28/01/2016 8:00 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

The trailer of Hansal Mehta's much-awaited film 'Aligarh' is out and if we were to summarize it one word, we would say: Poignant.

The story revolves around a middle aged, homosexual professor Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras played by Manoj Bajpayee.

The film is based on the real life story of an Aligarh Muslim University professor who was suspended from his job after being caught in a sting operation while embracing a rickshaw-puller and was found dead under suspicious circumstances after successfully appealing his suspension.

Rajkummar Rao plays a journalist who unravels the professor's world. And, the chemistry between Bajpayee and Rao is absolutely stunning.

In the 3-minute long trailer, Bajpayee, as professor Siras talks about love several times. But, this time, the love is painful and heartbreaking.

WATCH the Aligarh trailer here.

'Aligarh' is set to release on February 26, 2016.

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