Jogi movie real story: Is Diljit Dosanjh's film on 1984 riots based on true story?

written by Rajan Nath | September 19, 2022

Jogi movie real story: Who are Joginder Singh, Rawinder Chautala, and Tejpal Arora, and what are their real names? Those who watched Diljit Dosanjh's film 'Jogi', based on the 1984 Sikh riots, wonder if it was based on a true story and if the above-mentioned characters were real.

Diljit Dosanjh-starrer 'Jogi' garnered a lot of praise both from the fans and the critics. The film leaves an impeccable impact on the audience and gives goosebumps.

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The film gives spine-chilling vibes as it showcases the horrific incidents of the 1984 Sikh riots which unfolded after the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

'Jogi' movie review: Diljit Dosanjh's intense drama will make you feel the unforgettable pain of 1984 'Sikh genocide' Image Source: Twitter

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Who are Joginder Singh, Rawinder Chautala, and Tejpal Arora, and what are their real names? Hold on! Hold on! Hold on! Indeed there have been a lot of questions regarding the same as people are wondering if the 'Jogi' movie was based on a true story and if the above-mentioned characters were real.

As per the makers, the film is fiction but it is inspired by true incidents of the 1984 Sikh riots. However, senior advocate HS Phoolka claimed that the film is very close to true events.

Diljit Dosanjh image From jogi teaser

In a series of tweets, he said, "JOGI movie depicts the true picture of those 3 days of 1984 Sikh Genocide. This movie is very close to true events- Character Jogi’s role is close to a true story of Mohan Singh who cut his hair and reached off of @IndianExpress, which brought media and Army to Trilokpuri."

"Character ASI Ravinder’s role is close to the true story of Head Constable Jugti Ram who brought back 30 Sikh girls of Trilokpuri kidnapped by goons. The character of Counsellor Tilak Raj’s role is close to the role of Counsellor of Kalyanpuri Dr. Ashok, in whose area Trilokpuri was," Phoolka added.

Jogi movie real story: Is Diljit Dosanjh's film on 1984 riots based on true story? Image Source: Twitter

He further said that "Dr. Ashok himself supervised the killing of Sikhs. I was handling all these 3 cases. This is the story of only one colony. There were hundreds of such Cong leaders who were assigned the job of killing Sikhs in different areas. Not even a single place in Delhi was safe for a Sikh."

Even if 'Jogi' movie was not a real story, and if the characters of Joginder Singh, Rawinder Chautala, and Tejpal Arora were not real, the film is inspired by true events of the 1984 Sikh genocide and the wounds are still fresh.

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