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"All it took was the first act of courage."
  • NR
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 58 min
  • 7.5  (6,054)
  • 67

Parched is a remarkable Indian drama film from 2015, directed by Leena Yadav. The movie unveils the lives of four extraordinary women living in a rural Indian village. The film stars Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla in lead roles. The movie encapsulates the story of these four women who are deprived of their freedom, love, and respect in a patriarchal society, where women are merely puppets in the hands of men. These women are tightly bound in the shackles of culture and tradition, where their existence is limited to household chores and giving birth to a male child.

Rani(Tannishtha Chatterjee) is a widowed woman who works as a seamstress and longs for a male child to fulfill the typical societal norms. Lajjo(Radhika Apte) is a childless and marred woman who is physically and psychologically battered by her drunken husband. Bijli(Surveen Chawla) is a dancer and prostitute at the local brothel who is often criticized and denied respect for her profession by the villagers. Janaki(Lehar Khan), a teenage girl, is forced to marry at a young age and struggles to come to terms with her marital life.

These women break free from the societal norms and fight for their rights and freedom. The story takes twists and turns as the four women support and empower each other to rise above the suppression they have faced over the years.

The film beautifully portrays the struggles of women in a patriarchal society, where there is no respect for their choices or voices. The movie raises the question of gender inequality and the societal pressure faced by women, and showcases how women's empowerment and independence in any society can create a better world.

The film has stunning cinematography, which beautifully captures the rustic beauty of the Indian villages, and the costumes of the women in the film are culturally true to the region. The music is soulful, which adds to the emotions and depth of the scenes.

Parched is an exceptional portrayal of the struggles and resilience of four women who go against the norm to redefine their place in society. The movie addresses themes of love, sex, companionship, and betrayal, and is sure to leave the audience intrigued and emotionally involved.

Overall, Parched is an excellent movie that will not disappoint the audience who appreciate the depiction of the lives of women in Indian society. It is a must-watch for those who are interested in exploring themes of gender equality, empowerment, and feminism.

Parched is a 2016 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.5 and a MetaScore of 67.

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    7.5  (6,054)
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