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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.

Director:

Leena Yadav

Writers:

Supratik Sen (dialogue), Leena Yadav
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tannishtha Chatterjee ... Rani
Radhika Apte ... Lajjo
Lehar Khan ... Janaki
Surveen Chawla ... Bijli
Dinesh Pradhan Dinesh Pradhan ... Janki's Father
Farrukh Jaffar Farrukh Jaffar ... Janki's Grandma
Kanwar Jagdish Kanwar Jagdish ... Janki's Grandpa
Riddhi Sen ... Gulab
Tarun Jasor Tarun Jasor ... Gulab Friend 1
Praveen Choudhary Praveen Choudhary ... Gulab Friend 2
Prince Gehlot Prince Gehlot ... Gulab Friend 3
Nancy Nisa Beso Nancy Nisa Beso ... Naobi
Anuradha Adwani Anuradha Adwani ... Champa's Mother
Sumeet Vyas ... Kishan
Ramesh Ji 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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Drama

Certificate:

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Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

17 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corazones encontrados See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India See more »

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Budget:

$2,700,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This film got controversial for some nude scences of apte See more »

Goofs

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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BAI SAA
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Performed by Gazi Khan Barna & Troupe
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Excellent Movie ! A must watch for Bollywood Fans.
20 August 2016 | by sameer-61184See 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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