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.