Percept and Bhandarkar announce Jail


Mumbai: Percept Picture Company had announced its next film Jail with Madhur Bhandarkar, starring Neil Nitin Mukesh as the protagonist. The shooting of the film is going to begin from October this year. The film is scheduled for a 1 May, 2009 release.

Percept Limited joint MD Shailendra Singh says, "We are proud to announce Jail with Bhandarkar Entertainment. After a successful run with Page 3, Corporate and Traffic Signal our relation with Bhandarkar has moved to the next level. With three national awards to his credit and accomplishments that quite speak for themselves, Bhandarkar has established himself as a phenomenal film maker."

Bhandarkar said, "Jail is based on the under-trials and as the name suggests it is the baseline of my film. I don’t think a prison story like Jail has been done so far in Hindi Cinema. I always want to go into genres that are new to be explored. But there were too many practical problems. It’ll be in the thriller format. I’ve been mulling the subject right from the time I made Chandni Bar. Now I’ve completely revamped the film."

Jail is a hard hitting yet sensitive tale of an ordinary man Parag Dixit (played by Neil Mukesh) who finds himself inside the four walls of a prison due to a series of unfortunate events around him. The film is from his point of view and tells the stories of several other inmates. Some of these are under trials, convicts and also the cops who are in charge of maintaining order in the prison. Jail gives a ringside view of the world that exists inside the walls of the prison spread across our country.