Parched (2016)

23 September 2016 | 118 minutes | Drama


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The story of four women from rural India, who decide to give up the traditions and customs that threaten to hold them down for all their lives.



Rani (Tannishtha Chatterjee), a widow, is doing everything in her power to scrape together money for a dowry and a wedding so her son Gulab can have a beautiful wife like the neighbouring village girl Janki. Then there is also Lajjo (Radhika Apte), a friend of Rani. They both work for a local entrepreneur as skilled seamstresses. Lajjo is childless and wants to conceive desperately but fails. On top of this, her alcoholic husband, Manoj, batters her every night. The fourth woman is Bijli (Surveen Chawla), an erotic dancer. The men in the village fear the uprising of these independent women. The spark comes when Rani discovers Janki is dishonoured in her village, Lajjo is tired of the brutality of her husband, and Bijli is jealous of a new girl who might replace her.

Company Credits

Studio: Shivalaya Entertainment, Ashlee Films, Blue Waters Motion Pictures

Box Office

Net: Rs 0.34 Crores

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