Welcome to Central Jail
|Welcome to Central Jail|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sundar Das|
|Produced by||Vyshakh Rajan|
|Screenplay by||Benny P. Nayarambalam|
Nithin P. L.
|Distributed by||Vaishaka Cynyma|
Welcome to Central Jail is a 2016 Indian Malayalam-language comedy film written by Benny P. Nayarambalam and directed by Sundar Das. 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. The film released on 10 September 2016 to highly negative reviews but was a commercial success.
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.
- Dileep as Unnikkuttan
- Vedhika as Radhika,love interest of Unnikkuttan
- Renji Panicker as Gopinath a.ka Gopi Sir
- Siddique as Keshavan
- Aju Varghese as Paanji
- Sudheer Sukumaran as Kodanadu Vishwanath
- Mohan Jose as DySP Baburaj
- Sharaf U Dheen as prisoner
- Kalabhavan Haneef as Minister's assistant
- Kochu Preman as Xavier
- Pradeep Kottayam as Shivan
- Kailash as Simon
- Hareesh Perumanna as Swami
- Vinaya Prasad as Janaki
- Thesni Khan as Bhavani
- Veena Nair as Ponnamma
- Kalabhavan Shajohn as Cheriyan
- Sreejith Ravi
- Saju Kodiyan as Pushkaran
- Vinod Kedamangalam as Ramesh
- George Aloor as Thorappan Raghavan
- Nazeer Sankranthi as Bhaskaran
- Balachandran Chullikadu as Khader
- Kumarakom Raghunath as Jail Superintendent
- Kottayam Manju as Ladies jail warden
- Nandu Pothuval as Temple committee member
- Chali Pala as Traffic Police
- Shafique Rahman as Neerkkoli
- Jaise Jose as Police officer
- Binu Adimali as Shibu
- Pauli Valsan as Lady Jailor
- Abu Salim as Prisoner
- Dinesh Panikker as Karunan
- Kalabhavan Rahman as Ministers assistant
- Dharmajan Bolgatty as Sugunan
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.
|1||"Police Anu Tharam"||Nadirshah||03:14|
|2||"Achan Iniyoru Naalum"||Adharsh||01:54|
|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|
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