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Parched (2016)



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Leena Yadav directs this emotional drama centering around four women in a rural Indian village who disregard the cultural traditions that limit their rights. Parched world premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Adil Hussain
as Mystic lover
Lehar Khan
as Janaki
Farrukh Jaffar
as Janki's Grandma
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Director Leena Yadav, who has also written the story, has etched these women with great affection and compassion.

January 4, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A bright jewel of a film, surprisingly funny, fresh and upbeat in the way it takes on the complicated and often dark topic of sexual politics in rural India.

June 24, 2016 | Full Review…

"Parched" is vibrantly alive, full of color and light and movement and music. There is sex in this movie, and there is dancing, and there are vibrant fabrics and foods and fire. It's a dry place, but one ringed with beauty.

June 17, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Despite the appalling circumstances and events it depicts, the movie's plain and unstinting affection for its lead characters gives "Parched" a frequently buoyant tone.

June 16, 2016 | Full Review…

You can see flashes of bawdy comedic brilliance sprinkled throughout Parched, an otherwise grim Indian drama about four women living in a male-dominated village.

June 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Leena Yadav's third feature is a contemporary morality tale that critiques the often harsh treatment of women in the absence of egalitarian social norms.

May 19, 2016 | Full Review…

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