Although spinning a real life incident into a film is nothing new to Kannada film industry, “Ring Road Shubha” is special for more than one reason. Based loosely on the gruesome murder of software engineer B.V. Girish, allegedly by his fiancée Shubha in 2003, it has been made by an all-women crew. Interestingly, the film is in its final stages of production even as Shubha, who was sentenced to life imprisonment, was recently granted bail by the Supreme Court.
Being an advocate, it was natural for Ranjini Ravindra, producer of the film, to plan a movie on the issue.
After a lot of deliberations, the women crew decided to make the film objectively and did a lot of research on the subject before finalising the script.
According to Priya Belliyappa — director of the film — the production is in final stages and the film will hit the screens soon. However, she clarifies that the story is based on many incidents of the same kind, including Shubha’s case. “We have taken creative liberties and the story has fictional elements in it,” she said. The film has been named as Ring Road Shubha, because Girish was murdered on the Ring Road in Silicon City. Besides producer and director, editor, cinematographer, costume designer, dialogue writer, choreographer, art director are all women. Even public relation is being handled by women. “All-women film has happened by choice not by default,” she said.
Ms. Ravindra and Ms. Belliyappa are good friends. “The conviction and passion towards cinema is what led us to form an all-women crew,” Ms. Belliyappa noted. Popular actor Duniya Vijay is essaying the role of an investigating officer in the film.
Ms. Priya said, “ In the movie, different stories are intertwined and woven together by time and space. Crime incident only inspired our story.”