Indian actor-cum-singer, Diljit Dosanjh, who is known globally for his Punjabi music will soon be seen in his upcoming film titled Jogi, based on the anti-Sikh riots of 1984. Earlier, he had also worked in the Punjabi movie “Punjab 1984”, based on the same topic.
Diljit who has worked in many Punjabi films such as The Lion of Punjab, Jatt & Juliet, Jatt & Juliet 2, Sardaarji 2, Sajjan Singh Rangroot and many others, is a bit choosy when it comes to selecting Hindi films.
Talking about Jogi, Diljit said that this topic is really close to his heart as he has grown up hearing about the real-life experiences and stories about the riots and the era. He has worked in Hindi movies such as Udta Punjab, Phillauri, Welcome to New York, Soorma, Arjun Patiala, Good Newwz and Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari etc.
Filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri who delivered a massive blockbuster film The Kashmir Files, based on the exodus and genocide of Kashmiri Pandits, also announced his next project “The Delhi Files”, based on the real life incidents that took place in Delhi during 1984 riots.
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Jogi Star Cast
The emotional entertainer directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, known for directing Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai, stars Amyra Dastur alongside Diljit Dosanjh, who is playing the title role in the film. Along with these two stars, the film also features Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub, Hiten Tejwani, Paresh and Kumud Mishra in prominent roles.
Jogi OTT Release Date
Produced by Ali Abbas Zafar and Himanshu Kishan Mehra, the film is set to release next month. The makers opt for its direct-to-OTT release instead of theater release. Popular OTT giant Netflix will premiere the film on September 16, 2022. So mark your calendar and watch the emotional entertainer only on Netflix.
Time: 12:30 pm IST, Netflix
JOGI – 16th September Only on @NetflixIndia @netflix pic.twitter.com/YiKI4imQNw
— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) September 10, 2022
Netflix on Saturday, August 20, 2022, dropped a 41 second long teaser of the film. Set in 1984 in New Delhi, the teaser starts with highlighting the date 31st October, 2022 and shows Diljit’ character Jogi,a decent man with a happy family.
The very next scene shows the violence happening all across Delhi due to any Sikh riots, in these circumstances Jogi is advised to move to Punjab, so that his family could be safe. Responding to which Jogi says that they all are his family and he is not going anywhere.
Basically, through the character named Jogi, the makers want to tell the plight of Sikh community, which suffered a lot during these anti Sikh riots and around 3000 people of the community lost their lives.
Jogi and his family are the medium to tell the story about the suffering of Sikhs during the 1984 riots. Ali Abbas Zafar has also written the screenplay of the film along with Sukhmani Sadana.
Trailer is out on 30th of Aug:
Jinke hausle buland ho, unki himmat todna namumkin hota hai. Aisa hi hai sadda Jogi.
Watch @diljitdosanjh in and as Jogi – a story about friendship, courage and hope. On 16th September, only on Netflix!#Jogi #JogiOnNetflix pic.twitter.com/pZI0jIB0Mu
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) August 30, 2022