Aligarh movie to be showcased in Aligarh Muslim University. Students and teachers body said that some AMU students had misconception about the name of movie that now has been sorted out. Many students of CEC Amu (cultural education centre) have also organized a short play in support of movie. Student leader Satyarth Saxena has planned to organize screening of movie in kenedy auditorium along with the team of movie.
Political storm is gathering over the film ‘Aligarh’ that was released recently, the Noida wing of Mulayam Singh Youth Brigade (MSYB), the youth outfit of the ruling Samajwadi Party, declared it would book a theatre in Aligarh to screen the film, following the homosexuality-themed movie was blocked from theatres in the university town at the instance of its BJP mayor. The SP said it will not allow “a section to kill free thought”.
On explaining the details, Perwez siddiqui, president of Sir Syed minority foundation of India (SSMFI) of Aligarh Muslim University said that any conflict of opinion between AMU students and the movie may hamper the creativity of actors who are trying to portray the real scenario of society by substantial storyline. He further added that this movie is supported by many leading intellectuals. “This movie shows how the homosexuals people are forced to live a life of alienation and seclusion in India and how these certain sensitive actors try to bring a change. Some AMU students had misconception about the name of movie , that now has been sorted out. Many students of AMU’s CEC (cultural education centre) have also organised a short play in support of movie,” he added that he and student leader Satyarth Saxena has planned to organise screening of movie in Kenedy auditorium along with the team of movie that comprised of director Hansal Mehta, actor Manoj Bajpai and many more in consultation with AMU’s VC Zameeruddin shah.
“We have planned to organise in the end of March. Preprations are on,” he further said.
Siddiqui has thrown his weight behind the film, appealing to the youth to watch it. The SSMFI was established on July 12, 2012, and consists of student and teachers of AMU. On behalf of SSMFI, Siddiqui said the youth should not fall for rumours floating around about the film.