Deep in the deserts of Northern India, three women thirst for more than just a good source of water. On nearly every level, these women lack dignity and respect from the longtime patriarchal traditions of their rural community. A lush fable, at once tethered to a dusty, socially retrograde reality while embracing a vision of a future still under construction.

Parched (2015)


India, The United Kingdom, The United States


Hindi with English subtitles




Leena Yadav

Leena Yadav

Leena Yadav

Leena Yadav was born in Mhow, India. She began her career as a commercial editor and Assistant Director for television. She made her directorial debut with Shabd (2015) followed by Teen Patti (2010). Parched is her third feature film.

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