Produced by Ajay Devgn, Parched tracks the tale of struggle of Rani, Lajjo, Janki and Bijli played by Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika, Lehar Khan and Surveen Chawla respectively. The emotional tone of the trailer fluctuates between happiness, frustration and an urge to break free on the part of the protagonists. Set in a rural Indian village called Ujhaas in Gujarat, Parched addresses issues like marital rape, child marriage and gender discrimination.
Twitter fell in love with the trailer, making it a trending topic within minutes after it was unveiled:
This is what Bollywood stars like Ajay's wife, actress Kajol and Athiya Shetty had to say:
Parched. A film abt women, friendships & simply being brave enough to find a happier ending. Being happy could just b a guilt free choice.? Kajol (@KajolAtUN) September 12, 2016
Watch the trailer here. The next two and half minutes will have you thinking afterwards.