Synopsis: '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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Leena Yadav
Production: Shivalaya Entertainment
  7 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min

Keep out of our business!

I'm not some alien from outer space.

My name is Naobi. I'm also an Indian.

My husband drives me to the bus stop,

So I can teach the children

in the next village.

What is shameful about that?

Do not flaunt your education here!

We also educate our kids!

As for you Champa...

This village is as much

mine as it is yours!

Society has rules for a reason.

Don't question the Elders!

We won't survive

without their support!

Their support can go to hell!

Okay... Calm down.

Moving on.


Head of the village women,

has something to say.


The women have a request...

The trucking contracts

keep our men away for weeks.

While we women are trapped

inside our homes.

We are the last village without TV.

TV would entertain the men too.

Then they wouldn't need to

visit the Dance Company...

We already regret giving

into your last demand.

You demanded mobile phones,

To keep track of your husbands.

We relented.

But what happened?

Shivers daughter eloped with

a man she met on the mobile.

In the next village...

Girls who watched TV

started wearing jeans pant.

Hear this brothers...

Next thing we know...

These women will be

driving our trucks too!

Then there's the matter of money.

A TV dish is expensive.

Kishan has negotiated...

A large order for our handicrafts.

We will get paid before

the Dussehra festival.

We women will pool our earnings,

And buy a TV for the village.

First get the money. Then we'll see.

And with that...

This meeting comes to a close.

Hail Lord Ram!

Hail Lord Krishna!

Ma! Don't send me back!

You should be grateful.

Your in-laws

have agreed to take you back!

They have forgiven you!

Forgiven? What for?

My husband doesn't

even touch me.

He has a mistress

in the next village.

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