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‘Aligarh’ Set as First Hindi Film to Open Mumbai Festival

2 October 2015 8:10 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hansal Mehta’s “Aligarh” will open the 17th Jio Mami Mumbai film festival. This is the first time in the festival’s history that a Hindi-language film has opened it.

“Aligarh” is the tale of a professor who is suspended from his university after being accused of having a homosexual. A young journalist looking for his big break investigates the story. Manoj Bajpayee (“Gangs of Wasseypur”) and Rajkummar Rao (“Shahid”) star.

Mehta, who is currently at the Busan International Film Festival for the Oct. 4 world premiere of the film, told Variety: “We’re honoured. It is the first Indian film to open Mami since it was founded. It is a tribute to the beautiful people that made “Aligarh” possible.”

The film will have its European premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on October 10.

Meanwhile, “Ludo”, a Bengali-language horror film directed by feature debutant Nikon and Q (“Tasher Desh”) will »

- Naman Ramachandran

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