Women are seldom treated as doormats even if our surroundings evolve at an excessive rate. They are downtrodden if the unnecessary rules imposed on them are not followed properly and are torn apart to bits for expecting their rights. However, Leena Yadav‘s Indian Drama film Parched has highlighted the deep dark secrets which still exist in some parts of India, especially in the outskirts. And the film will give you a chill through your spine while watching the heinousscenarios which take place in a village located in Rajasthan. Nevertheless, Radhika Apte, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Surveen Chawla are the main focus of Parched. And the storyline revolves around how these women break free from the hardships that they go through everyday.
The plot of ‘Parched.’
Leena Yadav directed Parched is produced under the banner of Ajay Devgan FFilms. And it revolves around the lives of three women named as Rani, Lajjo and Bijli (Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte and Surveen Chawla). Rani got married at a very early age. However, she lost her husband later and living a life of a widow has been really tough for her as she had to go through immense ups and downs. On the other hand, Lajjo is treatedas a sheer victim of domestic violence as her alcoholic husband vents off all his frustration on Lajjo by beating her up in a terrifying way almost everyday. While Bijli does proper justice to her name as she is the centre of attraction for all the men of the village. Her erotic self makes the men go head over heels for her, as she satisfies their sexual desires. However, somewhere in between the life which is led by these three women have made them reach their saturation point and urges them to have the quest for a peaceful life with the ultimate freedom.
The review of ‘Parched.’
The Indian drama film Parched has highlighted the agonies and pains of a woman’s life. And how difficult it gets for the women to reside in a village where there is no exposure to the modern world. Radhika Apte has stood out once again by portraying the character of a woman who is a victim of domestic violence. Her magnificentacting prowess has done wonders for all the moviegoers yet another time. While TannishthaChatterjee and Surveen Chawla did proper justice to the characters essayed by them. Right from forceful child marriages, marital rapes to domestic violence Rani, Lajjo and Bijli have witnessed and experienced it all. Bijli might satisfy the sexual desires of the men of the village, somewhere even she wants to break free from this life. Nevertheless, when these three women come to know about the agonies of each others’ lives, they get an urge to follow the path of peace and freedom.
Leena Yadav’s perfect depiction of how a woman is still treated as a sex object will give you goosebumps throughout the movie. Radhika Apte has stood out as always in terms of acting skills. While Tannishtha Chatterjee’s character might leave you with misty eyes, and SurveenChawla brought out the utmost perfection of the character of a prostitute. Therefore, there are a lot of reasons for the moviegoers to hit the theatre to witness Parched.
Leena Yadav’s Parched only focuses on the interior parts of India where circumstances such as demining a woman and treating her like a doormat are often witnessed. However, Parched does not touch the scenarios which are faced by women on a broader aspect. Nevertheless, apart from that, the movie has got no demerits.
Rating of ‘Parched.’
With a bold portrayal of a woman’s life, Parched will surely create an impact at the industry. Therefore, we at FabNewz have rated Parched as 3.5/5.