If You Liked Jogi Movie, Definitely Check Out These 5 Riot Based Movies And Web Series

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, author of movies like ‘Gunday’, ‘Sultan’, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ and ‘Bharat’, ‘Jogi’ is streaming on Netflix. Based on the 84 anti-Sikh riots, the film stars Diljit Dosanjh, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub, Hiten Tejwani, Amyra Dastur, and Kumud Mishra. The public is very fond of the film. The main reason for this is that the pain of the riots has been presented from a different perspective. How friends of three different religions help each other in difficult situations has been well shown in the film. By the way, there have been more than a dozen movies based on riots. Among them, the names of ‘Dev’, ‘October 31’, ‘Hawain’, ‘Kaum de Heere’, ‘Sun 84 Justice’ and ‘Ghan’ stand out. The heartbreaking truth of the riots has been shown in all of these films.

Let us know about the top movies based on the riots…

1. eclipse

Where can I watch – Disney Plus Hotstar?

Cast: Anshuman Pushkar, Pawan Malhotra, Tikam Joshi and Zoya Hussain

Director- Ranjan Chandel

Author Satya Vyas’ novel ‘Chaurasi’ is written about the anti-Sikh riots in Punjab after Operation Blue Star and the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The story of the web series ‘Eclipse’ is based on ‘Chaurasi’. Directed by Ranjan Chandel, the series depicts the pure love story of two different time periods in such a way that love seems to be predominant amidst the political uproar and investigation of anti-Sikh riots. After seeing the innocence, tenderness, and sweetness that has been shown in this love, every romance plunges into love. How far a lover goes for her girlfriend and what an officer’s daughter does for her elderly father guilty of rioting has been best presented. Riots hurt, but love gives comfort. This series must be seen for this feeling.

2. Development

Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Om Puri, Amrish Puri and Kareena Kapoor

Director- Govind Nihalani

The movie ‘Dev’ released in 2004 is based on the Gujarat riots. In this, Amitabh Bachchan has played the role of Police Officer Dev, Om Puri as Police Officer Tej, Fardeen Khan as Farheen Ali, Kareen Kapoor as Alia, and Amrish Puri as the Prime Minister. The story of the film is based on the friendship of Dev and Tej, in which the character of Farheen Ali is very important. People really liked this movie. Not only this, Govind Nihalani received the Filmfare Award for Best Director and Best Actress for Kareena Kapoor.

3. October 31

Where can I watch – Hotstar?

Cast: Soha Ali Khan, Vir Das, Lakha Lakhwinder Singh and Pritam Kagne

Director- Shivaji Lotan Patil

Released in 2016, the film ‘October 31’ is based on the anti-Sikh riots that took place in 1984 after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Vir Das has been seen alongside Soha Ali Khan in this movie. Vir Das plays the character of a Sikh in the film whose family was affected during the riots. It has been shown in this movie how people’s attitudes change after an incident. He tomorrow people who talk about friendship, how quickly will fall into enmity.

4. Parzania

Where can I watch – Disney Plus Hotstar?

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Sarika, Corinne Nemeko, Raj Zutshi and Parjan Dastur

Director- Rahul Dholakia

Released in 2005, the movie ‘Parzania’ is based on the Godhra riots of 2002. The story of this movie is inspired by a true event, in which the son of a Parsi couple disappears during the riots. Elderly parents face the helplessness of the system as they wander here and there looking for their child. It has also been shown in the film how the police and administrative system collapsed during the riots. It stars Naseeruddin Shah and Sarika in the lead roles.

5. Train to Pakistan

Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video

Cast: Nirmal Pandey, Rajit Kapoor, Mohan Agashe, Smriti Mishra and Divya Dutta

Director- Pamela Roux

Pamela Rooks has directed the 1998 film about the novel Train to Pakistan, written by Khushwant Singh about the tragedy of the Partition of India in 1956. The story of the film revolves around a man ‘Jagga’ (Nirmal Pandey) who he’s been a thief before. He falls in love with a Muslim girl ‘Nooran’ (Smriti Mishra). At the time of partition, some angry people try to stop the train going to Pakistan by cutting down trees. But his intentions are foiled when Jagga puts his life on the line.

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