‘Parched’ is a story about women set in the heart of parched rural landscape of Rajasthan, India. It traces the bittersweet tale of four ordinary women Rani, Lajjo, Bijli and Janaki. We see them unapologetically talk about men, sex and life as they struggle with their individual boundaries to face their demons and stage their own personal wars.
It is a good comeback for the director Leena Yadav, who gave couple of flops in form “Shabd” and “Teen Patti”. The subject of “Parched” is definitely bold with nude scenes, abusive language and violence but I guess she was trying to make it more real. The highlight of “Parched” is defining each female protagonist character appropriately, the issue of women equality still existing in the Northern part of India and how these central characters overcoming the challenges to live their own life.