Ring Road (film)

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Ring Road
Ring Road poster 1.jpg
Promotional poster
ರಿಂಗ್ ರೋಡ್
Directed by Priya Belliappa
Produced by Ranjini Ravindra Das
Starring
Music by

Vani Harikrishna

Background score
Poongudi Dhanraj
Cinematography Reshmi Sarkar
Edited by Maryann D'souza
Production
company
Cinema Mane
Distributed by Bahaar Films
Release date
  • 22 October 2015 (2015-10-22)
Running time
163 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Ring Road is a 2015 Indian Kannada crime drama film directed by Priya Belliappa and produced by Ranjini Ravindra Das. It stars Altmash Shakreen in the lead role. The supporting cast features Nikita Thukral, Duniya Vijay, Avinash, Malavika Avinash, Patre Ajith, Shrunga B. V. and Sagar Puranik. The film is based loosely on the infamous murder of software engineer Girish, by his fiancée Shubha in Bangalore in 2003.[1] The film was produced by an all-women crew, the first in Kannada language.[2]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Priya Belliappa – director
  • Ranjini Ravindra Das – producer
  • Rekha Rani – dialogue writer, lyricist
  • Reshmi Sarkar – cinematographer
  • Maryann D'souza – editor
  • Vani Harikrishna – music composer, lyricist
  • Avantika Nimbalkar – sound designer
  • Shilpa Krishna – costume designer
  • Chandrika – choreographer
  • Jeevitha – choreographer
  • Bhavna Purohit – choreographer
  • Catherine – choreographer
  • Chitralekha Shetty – art director
  • Hema B.N – dubbing recordist
  • Devanshi Desai – D.I. colourist
  • Geetha Gurappa – DTS sound mix
  • Poonam Prasad – make-up
  • Suman Tyagi – hair stylist
  • Sonam Thale – publicity design
  • Abheri De – asst cinematographer
  • Swapnalee Neogi – first asst director
  • Parineeta Bhure – asst director
  • Bhavyashree – asst editor

Development[edit]

In an interview with The Indian Express in December 2013, the director Priya Belliappa said that the crew of the film mainly consisted of more than 18 people including associates, most of whom made their first outing with the film. Both alumni of Film and Television Institute of India, the film was a first for cinematographer Reshmi Sarkar and director Priya Belliappa. The crew also included producer Ranjini Ravindra Das, editor Maryann D'Souza, music director Vani Harikrishna. The rest of the crew including the costume designer, dialogue writer, choreographer and art director, she said, was formed through friends and acquaintances, most of who were spread across India.[1][2]

Casting[edit]

For the female lead role, over 500 girls were auditioned with the team finally zeroing in on ten. Following this, Altmash Shakreen, who previously had appeared in advertisements was chosen to play the lead role of Khushie, in May 2014.[3][4] Another debutant, Sagar Puranik was signed to play the role of Shubha's (Khushie's) boyfriend.[5] Considering that the film was the first in Kannada language to have been made by an all-women crew, most actors in the film worked for free. Vijay took a remuneration of 1 for his role. Making a cameo appearance in a song, actor Prem Kumar, reports said, gave the director 101 as a token of appreciation and good luck. Playback singing for the song was done by actor and film director, Sudeep, who also worked for free.[6]

Title change[edit]

Initially titled Ring Road Shubha, the makers faced objection from Central Board of Film Certification (CFBC) citing guidelines "which prohibit using names of any known person with or without their permission." Shubha was said to be a direct reference to Shubha, who was involved in a murder of her fiancée in 2003, and on which incident the film was said to be based. The Regional Censor Officer Nagendra Swamy said of it, "The guidelines are clear that you cannot make references to any known person without their permission." Following this, the title of the film was changed to Ring Road Suma.[7][8] The title was changed to Ring Road Suma in January 2015, with a tagline Sumala Kathe (Suma's story).[9] In June 2015, makers facing objection from Karnataka Film Chamber Of Commerce (KFCC), finalised on the title Ring Road with the tagline omitted.[10]

Soundtrack[edit]

Ring Road
Soundtrack album by Vani Harikrishna
Released 29 September 2014
Recorded 2014
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 16:29
Label Cinema Mane
Producer Ranjini Ravindra Das

Vani Harikrishna composed the music for the soundtracks, who also penned the lyrics along with Rekha Rani and Ranjini Ravindra Das. The soundtrack album consists of five tracks.[11] It was released on 29 September 2014, in Bangalore.[12][13]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Kanasige Koneyilla"Rekha RaniSudeep2:35
2."Alieasa"Rekha RaniSangeetha Katti, Vani Harikrishna4:08
3."Enne Etu Mama"Ranjini Ravindra DasSantosh Venky3:13
4."Pom Pom"Vani HarikrishnaV. Harikrishna, Vani Harikrishna3:12
5."Yakinge"Vani HarikrishnaLakshmi Vijay3:21
Total length:16:29

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'Ring Road Shubha', celluloid portrayal of real life incident". The Hindu. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Ring Road Shubha: Kannada film industry's first all women crew film". ibnlive.in.com. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ring Road Shubha finds its killer girl". The New Indian Express. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Women at Work on 'Ring Road Shubha'". The New Indian Express. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sagar Puranik will debut in Ring Road Shubha". The Times of India. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Prem dances to Sudeep's voice". The Times of India. 27 September 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ring Road Suma?". Bangalore Mirror. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Name change for Ring Road Shubha". The Times of India. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ringroad Shubha changed to Ringroad Suma". Chitraloka.com. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  10. ^ Khajane, Muralidhara (1 July 2015). "After crossing hurdles, it is now Ring Road". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Ring Road Suma (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Ring Road Shubha Songs Released". chitraloka.com. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "Priya Belliyappa Shows Way". indiaglitz.com. 1 October 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 

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