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Leena Yadav

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About the Movie

In a rural Indian village, four ordinary women begin to throw off the traditions that hold them in servitude in this inspirational drama from director Leena Yadav.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 21
  • Fresh: 19
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Despite the appalling circumstances and events it depicts, the movie's plain and unstinting affection for its lead characters gives "Parched" a frequently buoyant tone. – Glenn Kenny, New York Times, Jun 16, 2016

Fresh: Thanks to attentive writing and sturdy performances, the director's characters are so compellingly realized that it's easy to succumb to the film's hopefulness. – Nick Schager, Variety, May 19, 2016

Fresh: A bright jewel of a film, surprisingly funny, fresh and upbeat in the way it takes on the complicated and often dark topic of sexual politics in rural India. – Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, Jun 24, 2016

Fresh: Leena Yadav's third feature is a contemporary morality tale that critiques the often harsh treatment of women in the absence of egalitarian social norms. – Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter, May 19, 2016

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Customer Reviews


A film that is a Gem in every aspect. Although it represents a very very specific and remote aspect of India, but still considering the way it has been cinematographed, it deserves every clap and appreciation it got. Informative yet very very entertaining. Higly recomended.

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