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Parched (2015)

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

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Cast

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

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All it took was the first act of courage.

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$2,700,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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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 »

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NAINA THAG LENGE
Music by Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyrics by Gulzar
Vocalist: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Licensed Courtesy of Ajay Devgn FFilms
By arrangement with EROS
© EROS MUSIC
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Excellent Movie ! A must watch for Bollywood Fans.
20 August 2016 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

Well Done, Leena and all girls, very good movie an eye opening for our general audience who has taboo on women freedom. Girls have every right to fulfil their dreams in our society. Thank god movies like that are trying to change its face, its a rough and hard road ahead. Thats actually a embarrassing face of most Indian men. Very good script and dialogue, new actors have done well. Director Leena Yadav , Hats off to you. Plz make more movies like this which can help the society.This movie covers the really basics of India rural lifestyle of women, shown women's true spirit, which is a much needed in this time. Radhika Apte has done very well, trying to break the shell of bollywood, which is always under redtape, if try to show homosexuality or women freedom.Overall movie is a good coverage of so many troubled factors which are ignored in mostly high yield production movies. This might not be a big hit in India but a good mile stone for all cast & crew.


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