Leena Yadav's much-anticipated movie "Parched" which features Radhika Apte, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Adil Hussain and Suveen Chawla made its way to the big screens on September 23, 2016. 

Set in a fictional village of Gujarat, this movie literally celebrates the glory of womanhood, and it tries to break all conservative shapes of cliched women characters which we have seen in various Indian Movies in the past. 

Talking anything about sex is considered to be a non-pardonable sin in Indian movies. In "Parched", we see three women, Rani, Lajjo and Bijli who are quite raunchy and are not at all hesitant to talk about meaty encounters. 

Bijili is a sex worker by profession, and she used to attract her clients by saying that sharing bed with her will bring real earthquake to their bedrooms. 

In this village, the girls are used to get married at the age of fourteen, and one such girl who tied the knot faces physical exploitation from her brother-in-law and father-in-law.

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Even though she complained about these things, she gets compelled to stay in her husband's home. 

The lives of Bijili, Rani and Lajjo are in trouble all the time, but even in the midst of the misery, they find happiness whenever they find time to spend with each other.

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Impressive narration by Leena Yadav

Leena Yadav has done an excellent job by crafting the movie in the most elegant manner. The treatment is raw, and it is something new to Bollywood movie viewers who are used to watch colorful movies with less substance. Even the sex scenes in the movie are filled with excellent artistic values. 

'Parched' 1st-day box-office collection

The 'A' certificate fetched by the movie has reportedly reduced its theater occupancy. Most of the cinema halls have witnessed an attendance percentage of less than 15 percentage.

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The positive responses received by "Pink" from the theaters are also affecting the collections very badly. If reports are true, this film has collected nearly Rs 2 Crore at the end of the first day.