Parched has been continuously in the news — the various awards it has won, the number of film festivals around the world it has been screened at and the unfortunate leak of the sex scene between Radhika Apte and Adil Hussain. The last has also led to the film being leaked in its entirety and being sold as porn in parts of India.
The trailer of Parched released Monday and we can tell you that it would this film is so much more. To begin with, it features several social issues in India which have been oft-debated but never solved. Starring Radhika, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Adil Hussain, Aditi Gupta and Surveen Chawla, the trailer explored the way society sees a widow and a prostitute and also touched the much-debated topic of marital rape.
The film, directed by Leena Yadav, is set in the heart of parched rural landscape of Gujarat, India. It traces the bitter tale of four ordinary women — Rani, Lajjo, Bijli and Janaki.
The film Parched has been internationally applauded and critically acclaimed and has already won 18 awards and thus is expected to be a promising one in terms of storyline. It has been to Indian Film Festival of Melbourne and Toronto International Film Festival. It has already received a thunderous response at 24 International Film Festivals across continents and won 18 Awards. Parched has released internationally in 7 countries and is currently running in its 22nd week in France.
The film has been produced by actor, filmmaker (and now even a producer) Ajay Devgn. It looks like two films of Ajay Devgn will hit the theatres this year.
The release of Parched will be Director Leena Yadav third venture, who has previously directed films like Shabd and Teen Patti.
Parched is all set to release on September 23.