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Parched (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 June 2016 (USA)
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Parched is a movie starring Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, and Lehar Khan. In the arid landscape of Rajashthan, four women navigate their way through personal and cultural difficulties.

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... 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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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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Performed by Gazi Khan Barna & Troupe
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Highly Realistic and Vulgar but Quality Art Cinema.
21 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

PARCHED REVIEW - I was never interested to watch this film, in fact i never heard about this Film before but suddenly some leak news made waves on social media and i had to download film and watch. And now after watching it i'm speechless, i don't have words to appreciate Film but still i am going to write few words so that Real Cinema Lovers won't miss a gem.

Acting - Powerpacked ! The film looks so realistic and its characters looks so real that we actually feel their Pain, Happiness and everything. Surely Best Performance of all Actresses in Film especially Radhika Apte shows her Standard actually raises it and Surween Chawla shines in Bindass Attitude.

Screenplay - Marvellous ! It never looked stretched or bored despite being Realistic and Social msg film. Some crispy and vulgar scenes to entertain masses are also there. Classes have everything to taste.

Music - Not Impressive ! But Background Score definitely works as shiner for some Serious and Meaningful scenes.

Dialogues - Hilarious ! Few will make you laugh, few will make you think and some might harass you due to its Vulgarity.

Cinematography - Fantastic ! We see Completely Realistic and real Village in Film and credit goes to Cinematographer. Even some scenes which have not been shot in Village/Set (Caves/Sand) looks Real and are eye pleasing.

Direction - Speechless ! Yes you read it right, i don't know who was Leena Yadav but now i will remember this name forever just because of this 1 Masterpiece. Direction is Highly Realistic so does its Vulgar so you have to prepare yourself to watch this Film not as a Regular Bollywood Film but as a Highly Realistic Art Cinema. Full Marks to Director and 1 Salute from me.

Final Words - Almost a Masterpiece ! Hats Off, Kudos and Salute to makers for making a Film like Parched in India. You need guts to make Art Film in Bollywood which is actually surviving on Useless Commercial Masala Entertainers but Ajay Devgn had guts and he tried it and he Won it. I watched Unrated Version so you might miss some Vulgar and Sex scenes due to Censore Cuts. Few changes would have made this Film a Masterpiece but i think it fell short and became a Classic. Quality Cinema Lovers should not miss Parched at any cost. I'm going with 8/10 Stars, Go for it to have some memorable and Realistic Cinematic Experience.


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