The movie is set amongst the violence of 1984s in India, which revolves around how three friends unite for a dangerous task to save the life of thousands of people. Jogi fictionalizes true incidents that happened in East Delhi’s Trilokpuri, Jogi is a man who leads a very simple life unless situations put him in the anti-Sikh riots of 1984. Flashed by the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the real-life event is marked by bloodshed with thousands of Sikhs losing their lives. Jogi’s character struggles to keep his loved ones safe while making several sacrifices in the process.


The film is set in East Delhi Trilokpuri shows the assassination of Prime Minster Indira Gandhi on 30 Oct 1984 and centers on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Joginder(Jogi) played by Diljit Dosanjh, Jogi was a young charming man from a working-class family.
It was a normal morning for Jogi in his house. Jogi and his father were going to work via bus, news of Indira Gandhi’s assassination by her two Sikh bodyguards morning spreads.
Jogi asked the men on the bus but they started beating him and his father to which Jogi asked what was his fault? They replied because they are Sardar. Over the next three days, Sikhs were badly punished and scenes depicted violence towards them and the target names were produced by the region’s MLA Tejpal Arora(Kumud Mishra).
Many people were killed and burnt. Jogi further sees that his Sikh neighbors were cutting their children’s hair so that they are not recognized. Ravinder, a police Officer officers friend, sees Jogi’s family name on the target list and notifies him to leave for Punjab. Though, Jogi promises to help not just his own family but his entire Sikh community.
Following an emotional scene where Jogi cuts his long hair, Ravinder (Md.Zeeshan Ayyub)and Kaleem(Paresh Pahuja), help him with his task. A brief flashback explains Laali’s (Hiten Tejwani) grudges with Jogi after his sister Kammo’s (Amyra Dastur) suicides. A final scene appears to show the end of the community but ultimately ends with the death of Jogi after his community is preserved by the Indian Army, brought in suddenly by Laali.

The Jogi deserves 4.5 out of 5. The concept of the film is unique as it points to courage, friendship, humanity, and hope and is filled with towering performances done by Diljit Dosanjh that develops a connection with the audience.
The Jogi is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Ali Abbas Zafar and Himanshu Kishan Mehra. It is streaming on Netflix.

Written By : Indori Nerd

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