Check out the amazing trailer of the movie Parched, which is releasing on 23rd of September, and stars Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla and Adil Hussain.
In a rural Indian village called Ujhaas, three ordinary women- Rani, Lajjo and Bijli begin to break free from century-old traditions that have kept them locked in servitude.
Talking about the critically acclaimed film, director Leena Yadav said, “Born a woman, I was raised to judge and treat people as human beings above and beyond their gender, religion or caste. This story is my reaction to a misogynistic society that treats women as objects of sex, where their greatest role is to serve men. Giving my women characters a voice that observes, absorbs and reacts was what drove me to write this drama about ordinary women who are driven to extraordinary ends. All of us are sometimes driven by social structure to be ‘dutiful’ of values and norms, without questioning or evaluating their significance. If questioning makes us an outlaw then so be it.”
Parched has been a festival favorite in 2015- 16. It has already received a thunderous response at 24 International Film Festivals and won 18 Awards. Parched has released internationally in 7 countries and is currently running in it’s 22nd week in France.
The internationally-acclaimed film has been produced by Ajay Devgn and is directed by Leena Yadav.