Welcome to Central Jail

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Welcome to Central Jail
Welcome to Central Jail (film) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Sundar Das
Produced by Vyshakh Rajan
Screenplay by Benny P. Nayarambalam
Starring Dileep
Music by Berny-Ignatius
Nithin P. L.
Cinematography Alagappan N
Edited by Johnkutty
Vaishaka Cynyma
Distributed by Vaishaka Cynyma
Release date
  • 10 September 2016 (2016-09-10)
Country India
Language Malayalam
Box office 55crore[1]

Welcome to Central Jail is a 2016 Indian Malayalam-language comedy film written by Benny P. Nayarambalam and directed by Sundar Das.[2] The cinematography is handled by Alagappan N. The film features Dileep and Vedhika in the lead roles, whereas Renji Panicker, Kailash, Aju Varghese, Siddique, Sudheer Sukumaran, Vinaya Prasad and Thesni Khan portray supporting roles.[3] The film released on 10 September 2016 to highly negative reviews but was a commercial success.[4]


A simpleton Unnikuttan (Dileep) has an unhealthy attachment with central jail. He was born and bought up there with his father Kesavan (Siddique) and mother Janaki (Vinaya Prasad) before being transferred to child care facility at the age of six. Unni finds solace and happiness inside jail, for getting in he fills in as a substitute for real-life punishments of petty crimes committed by others. Unni, who is in his late 30s, isn't married and many whom he knows advises him to marry someone to be felt loved and not to go to jail as a substitute. In jail he falls in love with Radhika (Vedhika), and to marry her he tries to solve her problems as she witnessed a murder done by a Minister. When he meets Radhika,who is jailed in drug case. She discloses her love to Unnikkuttan but is not now ready because she is awaited by the minister to be killed. She describe all story behind this wrong case against is because that she witnessed the minister murdering Karunan (Dinesh Panikker). It is all that the killer (Abu Salim) is following her to kill her and for her safety her uncle lie to him that she got a job and boarded to Delhi. When she was in her aunty's home,she seen in TV News that in the same case Simon (Kailash) is jailed. Later she decided to handover the video clip,she shot in her video camera. As a sudden action she is now arrested. After many sequences Unnikkuttan marries Radhika.



The film had Sundar Das and Dileep collaborating for the fifth time together, after a gap of 13 years. The filming began on 2 April 2016 in Kochi, most of the parts were shot at Kochi and in the Central Prison, Poojappura in Thiruvananthapuram.[5][6][6]


The film's music was composed by Berny-Ignatius, Nadirshah, and Nithin P. L. The soundtrack album was released by Sony DADC Manufacturing India Pvt. Ltd. on 7 September 2016.[7]

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Police Anu Tharam" Nadirshah 03:14
2 "Achan Iniyoru Naalum" Adharsh 01:54
3 "Ravin Chillayil" Sithara 05:17
4 "Enthanu En Manasile" Madhu Balakrishnan, Jyotsna Radhakrishnan 04:14
5 "Sundaree" Shankar Mahadevan, Renjini Jose 03:59
6 "Bye Bye Central Jail" Samad 04:07


Welcome to Central Jail released in Kerala on 10 September 2016 in 89 screens.[8] It grossed 20.07 crore in 25 days from Kerala box office.[1]


External links[edit]

Welcome to Central Jail on IMDb