Leena Yadav’s Parched, produced by Ajay Devgn, will release on Sept 23rd, 2016. The film will release in India after a successful release in seven countries including France, Belgium, Netherlands, USA, Mexico, Spain and Colombia.
Ajay Devgn, Producer, says: “‘Parched’ is about the small battles that woman must fight to win the big war. Films like ‘Parched’ need to be made, seen, and discussed. Then maybe along the way we can correct some of the many wrongs that women have suffered since eternity.” Parched is about a rural Indian village called Ujhaas, where three ordinary women begin to break free from century-old traditions that have kept them locked in servitude.
Parched is one of the most highly awarded film internationally in recent times with almost 18 awards including the first ever ‘Impact Award’ at Stockholm International Film Festival. Other awards include – Audience Award (Best Film) and Jury Award (Best Actress for 4 actresses) at Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), Prix du Jury – Best Film and Best Actress (Again for 4 actresses) at Festival2Valenciennes (France), Best Director – Foreign Films at Cinetopia International Film Festival, Westpac – Best Director and Best Film at Indian Film Festival Melbourne among many others.
The cast of Parched includes Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla and Adil Hussain. Other credits in the film include – Written by Leena Yadav & Supratik Sen, Lyrics – Swanand Kirkire, Hitesh Sonik (Music Director), Russell Carpenter (Oscar winning Director of photography), Kevin Tent (Oscar nominee Editor), Paul NJ Ottosson (3 time Oscar winning Sound Designer). The Producers on the film are: Ajay Devgn, Gulab Singh Tanwar, Aseem Bajaj, Rohan Jagdale and Leena Yadav.