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Filmmaker Leena Yadav’s ‘Parched’ Trailer gives closer look at Rajasthani rural womanhood

"Parched" is less lyrical than other desert sagas in the past. More brutal. Yet beautiful

Mumbai, Sept 13, 2016: In Indian cinema, there is something furiously flawed and formulistic about rural feminism. When a film tells the story of a group of women in Rajasthan fighting to remain happy while the men in their lives rape and violate them every way possible, it’s time to get very suspicious of the product.

Luckily, in “Parched”, director Leena Yadav seems to have gone beyond the cliches of male oppression in pursuit of the heart beneath the predictable images of women caught moving seductively amidst the sand dunes.

Parched Director Leena Yadav Interview - TIFF 2015. Youtube
Parched Director Leena Yadav Interview – TIFF 2015. Youtube

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And here we might as well spare a round of applause for cinematographer Russen Carpenter who seems to have captured the lives of the four female heroes without letting the Rajasthani desert scape overpower the emotional energy that trots across the shimmering skyline.

But yes, we’ve seen forlorn seductive women floating across the sand dunes in any number of films. “Parched” is less lyrical than other desert sagas in the past. More brutal. Yet beautiful. The women seem to take to the patriarchal clobbering with a great deal of reluctance and a whole lot of sisterly camaraderie.

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If this film was made 20 years ago, Yadav would have cast Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Neena Gupta and Deepti Naval. Now, it’s got Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla and Lehar Khan.
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And yes, a voice appearance by producer Ajay Devgn at the end of the trailer.

In case, we forget superstars do have a social responsibility. (IANS)

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