26 user 88 critic

Parched (2015)

2:33 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

In the arid landscape of Rajashthan, four women navigate their way through personal and cultural difficulties.



3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pink III (2016)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

When three young women are implicated in a crime, a retired lawyer steps forward to help them clear their names.

Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Stars: Tapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang
Rainbow (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Believing actor and goodwill ambassador Shah Rukh Khan can help her brother get an operation to restore his sight, a 10-year old girl takes her blind 8-year old brother on a trek across Rajasthan in search of the superstar.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
Stars: Krrish Chhabria, Hetal Gada, Vipin Sharma
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Set in present day Mumbai the story follows the life of a serial killer Ramanna who is inspired by an infamous serial killer from the 1960s, Raman Raghav. His strange obsession with Raghavan, a young cop keeps growing as he closely follows him without his knowledge and often creates situations where both of them come face to face.

Director: Anurag Kashyap
Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, Sobhita Dhulipala
Phobia I (2016)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An agoraphobic young woman, traumatized by past events, finds herself trapped and terrorized in her own home.

Director: Pawan Kripalani
Stars: Radhika Apte, Amrita Bagchi, Nivedita Bhattacharya
Madaari (2016)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When Nirmal loses his family in a disaster caused by government corruption, he embarks on a journey seeking accountability and revenge.

Director: Nishikant Kamat
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Shergill, Vishesh Bansal
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After fleeing an arranged marriage, a feisty Indian woman finds herself stranded in Pakistan where the ex-governor's son helps reunite her with her boyfriend.

Director: Mudassar Aziz
Stars: Diana Penty, Abhay Deol, Jimmy Shergill
Waiting III (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Shiv and Tara support each other while their partners are healing at the hospital.

Director: Anu Menon
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Kalki Koechlin, Methalaka Gavin
Rustom (2016)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In 1959, a decorated naval officer is accused of murdering his wife's lover.

Director: Dharmendra Suresh Desai
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Ileana D'Cruz, Esha Gupta
Aligarh (2015)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A true story of Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation.

Director: Hansal Mehta
Stars: Sukhesh Arora, Manoj Bajpayee, Balaji Gauri
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A biopic about Budhia Singh, the world's youngest marathon runner whose story garnered controversy and inspiration around the world.

Director: Soumendra Padhi
Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Mayur Mahendra Patole, Gajraj Rao
Te3n (2016)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A grandfather, a priest, and a police officer investigate the case of a kidnapped child.

Director: Ribhu Dasgupta
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vidya Balan
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The untold story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's journey from ticket collector to trophy collector - the world-cup-winning captain of the Indian Cricket Team.

Director: Neeraj Pandey
Stars: Disha Patani, Anupam Kher, Sushant Singh Rajput


Cast overview, first billed only:
Lehar Khan ...
Dinesh Pradhan ...
Janki's Father
Farrukh Jaffar ...
Janki's Grandma
Kanwar Jagdish ...
Janki's Grandpa
Riddhi Sen ...
Tarun Jasor ...
Gulab Friend 1
Praveen Choudhary ...
Gulab Friend 2
Prince Gehlot ...
Gulab Friend 3
Nancy Nisa Beso ...
Anuradha Adwani ...
Champa's Mother
Ramesh Ji ...
Kheerna Bhai Village Head


'Parched' is a story about women set in the heart of parched rural landscape of Rajasthan, India. It traces the bittersweet tale of four ordinary women Rani, Lajjo, Bijli and Janaki. We see them unapologetically talk about men, sex and life as they struggle with their individual boundaries to face their demons and stage their own personal wars. Written by Anonymoud

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


All it took was the first act of courage.



Parents Guide:




| |



Release Date:

17 June 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corazones encontrados  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$2,700,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Prior to the Indian release of the film. A love making scene featuring stars Radhika Apte and Adil Hussain was leaked online and sold as porn in some areas of India. See more »


When Radhika Apte is topless in front of Tannishtha Chatterjee, Apte can be seen with no hairs in her underarms which is unusual for a lady of such an orthodox village. See more »


Music by Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyrics by Gulzar
Vocalist: Sunidhi Chauhan
Licensed Courtesy of Ajay Devgn FFilms
By arrangement with EROS
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Cheers to Woman Power!!
23 September 2016 | by (Hyderabad - India) – See all my reviews

Parched: While the nation is still rejoicing Pink, here is another movie which hails and celebrates womanhood. Absolute brilliant acting and a tight screenplay further makes the 2 hours journey worth every minute.

The opening of the film itself makes you to sit up and watch. It's where the 2 main leads are basking in the wind on a bus ride experiencing the freedom the wind has, literally. The story revolves around 3 women. Parched in their own individual lives. Rani, a widow with a son of marriageable age. Lajjo, stuck in a abusive marriage and stigma of being childless and Bijlii the village prostitute who actually is a symbol of freedom. Strong Women; not aware how strong can they be. Women like you and me who discuss love, men and sex. Find solace in each other's company. Enjoy a personal joke, gossip harmlessly and admire Sharukh Khan. Women ,fighting their own battles everyday and emerging as winners in the end, everyday. Radhika Apte is the new Smita Patil of our country and there is no second thought to it. Her Lajjo in this film evokes both, love and compassion from the viewers. Smiling at every possible chance life offers, she sparkles with hope throughout the film. A little attention to her accent will help her to shine further.Tannishtha Chatterjee as Rani, steal your heart when she is worried about looking old or is admiringly sending her own daughter in law off with another boy. The brazen Bijlii played by Surveen Chawla will make you emotional .The hope of love and the pain of rejection both in a span of one scene will leave you speechless. Chandan Anaand as Rajesh will linger on your mind for a while too. All the others have done their job well and add to making the film better. There is no unrealistic song and dance sequence just because its Rajasthan ;which is a relief. The sets have a bit of touristic touch, but then Rajasthan is colorful! The film could have been in simple Hindi, the Rajasthani touch to the dialogues is a little unconvincing at places. Yes, Parched reminded me of yet another classic Mirch Masala at more than one place. Besides of course the backdrop of Rajasthan, the characters too ;seemed close to the cult film . Mirch Masala talked about women education and Parched raises the issue of women independence; not just monetarily, but in all sense. Nonetheless, it is definitely worth a watch. It is a film which celebrates the victory of Sita who doesn't wait for any Rama to fight for her in this bias patriarchal society. Instead this time she decides to fight back and save herself. So, go and check out the women power. Cheers to friendship, cheers to women power!!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Parched (2015) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: