Jar Pictures is a relatively new name in film production but its handful of films (Killa, Liar’s Dice, I.D.) have received much attention, including national awards and international honour at film festivals. Its latest production, Nil Battey Sannata, directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and starring Swara Bhaskar, Ratna Pathak Shah and Pankaj Tripathi, will be released on April 22. The film is also being remade in Tamil by actor and producer Dhanush.

Not quite content with film production, the company has also jumped onto the web series platform. The Tales On The Road web series on YouTube combines elements of pulp fiction with the road film genre.

The first webisode is called “Hitman, The”, in which a road trip turns volatile drama when the true identities of the taxi driver and passenger begin to emerge.


In Ungli, a grisly decapitated finger appears in the curry of a food blogger who travels to a highway hotel in search of the perfect meal.

The first two episodes have a running time of a little over ten minutes. The third (Chudail) and fourth webisodes (Sadhu) are at almost half the length and are self-explanatory: travellers often meet the saint and the spirit on the lonely road.