Hi guys! I am back again and now I am watching Leena Yadav's Parched starring Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla, Leher Khan, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Adil Hussain.
The story is about four women - newlywed wife, widow, sex worker and a barren lady living in a village that doesn't want to progress and has purposefully maintained a conservative thinking which is falsely taken as culture and tradition.
A society where wife beaters are considered manly. The film started on a serious note and flowed in the same style throughout with very nicely placed candid moments. Women themselves are so mentally caged that find it tough to break away years of slavery. But then they decide to swim against the odds. Obviously they face problems, and looked at one point that they might surrender to it but they leaving their past behind, they cross the barrier.
Though the film has serious content with serious scenes but engages you. Few scenes will make you wince and that's the purpose. Radhika Apte was awesome with bruises and amicable smile. In fact all actors, including supporting cast did their job superbly well.
The film never dragged and you feel what the filmmaker wanted you to feel. The use of suggestions and metaphors are good. The hard hitting screenplay was presented rather in a understandable and non tedious way
For few it might be too dark and heavy too handle.... I give it 3 stars
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