Set in the backdrop of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots after the death of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi, ‘Jogi’ is a heart-wrenching drama. It doesn’t just talk about the sentiments against a particular community but also about the personal story of a person who belonged to that community. The tragedy highlights humanism in the most realistic way that makes the movie stand out.
‘Jogi’ is about a jovial Sikh family that lived peacefully in Delhi. Their world turned upside down as the aftermath of the PM’s assassination. They fight for their survival while the politicians play with power.
Diljit Dosanjh brilliantly executed the role of Jogi aka Joginder Singh. The entire film revolves around his attempts to save his people from the rage of hatred that burned Delhi. The screenplay is very well written and the supporting characters too play their part extremely well.
The destruction caused by the riot at the personal level and to the entire community is very well portrayed. Although there was more scope of work in the film but makers preferred to keep it crisp.
The climax of the movie is heartbreaking. One would get goosebumps after watching it. The flashback sequence is another important part of the film that sums up the entire narrative. The cinematography and lighting do justice to its grim and heart-wrenching premise.
Jogi is currently streaming on Netflix.