Apte plays a humble natured woman in upcoming movie Parched, who is routinely abused and raped by her violent husband. Chawla plays a prostitute in an area that is hell bent on making the most out of her body.
Parched is a 2015 Indian drama film written and directed by Leena Yadav and produced by Ajay Devgan under his banner Ajay Devgn Films. It premiered at the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. The film is scheduled to be released on 23 September 2016.
The 2-odd minute trailer has enough instances to make you feel horrible for the four women around whom the story of Parched is based.
Parched is about breaking free; from shackles, stereotypes, societal obligations and your own inner turmoil. This can best be seen in the performance by Radhika Apte and Surveen Chawla.
The film deals with serious issues of stifling patriarchy, and can really bog you down if you think about the condition of rural women as shown in the film.
And yet, with the bright colours, and the silhouette landscape visuals in Parched, you are left with a feeling of hope, vibrancy and love at the end of the trailer.
The film has received an 'A' certificate and will release on 23 September. It also stars Sayani Gupta, Tannishtha Chatterjee in supporting roles.
The film Parched has been internationally applauded and critically acclaimed and has already won 18 awards and thus is expected to be a promising one in terms of storyline. It has been to Indian Film Festival of Melbourne and Toronto International Film Festival. It has already received a thunderous response at 24 International Film Festivals across continents and won 18 Awards. Parched has released internationally in 7 countries and is currently running in its 22nd week in France.
The film has been produced by actor, filmmaker (and now even a producer) Ajay Devgn. It looks like two films of Ajay Devgn will hit the theatres this year.
The release of Parched will be Director Leena Yadav third venture, who has previously directed films like Shabd and Teen Patti.