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Parched (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 June 2016 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
... Rani
... Lajjo
... Janaki
... Bijli
Dinesh Pradhan ... Janki's Father
Farrukh Jaffar ... Janki's Grandma
Kanwar Jagdish ... Janki's Grandpa
... 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
... 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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This film got controversial for some nude scences of apte 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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HICHKI
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Performed by Gazi Khan Barna & Troupe
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Simply Brilliant, Bold & Must watch!!!
18 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

Watched it last night @ sathyam cinemas. Wonderful movie with excellent acting and with a deep social care. This movie showcased every possible ways women are been dominated, not given any chance, importance women education in a most powerful way.

Great acting, music and background score was good and deeply sink with the movie. Technically brilliant...

But, these movies (I can compare this movie with visarani - Tamil movie base on a social message) failed to educate its audience and make them known about if any possibilities out there to fight against it. It's simply just like placing a hidden camera within someone's home and capturing all anti-social elements and visualizing it to audience. Its more likely an evidence of a crime happening right away. What to do with it??

Can it be played in a court and claim for a change in law or ask to make new laws? nothing...

It just makes audience to feel sorry for the women & street boys (in visarani).

Overall a good and a must watch. This movie will definitely make a good impact in Indian cinema.


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