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Feature Film: Parched

Parched posterAbout the Film

‘Parched’ is a story about women set in the heart of parched rural landscape of Rajasthan, India. It traces the bittersweet tale of four ordinary women Rani, Lajjo, Bijli and Janaki. We see them unapologetically talk about men, sex and life as they struggle with their individual boundaries to face their demons and stage their own personal wars.

Cast: Radhika Apte, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Surveen Chawla, Sayani Gupta, Adil Hussain

Leena YadavDirector: Leena Yadav

Leena Yadav is an Indian filmmaker. Her first international feature film, Parched, premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2015.  Born to an Indian Army General in Madhya Pradesh, she graduated with Economics honors from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi. She did Mass Communications from Sophia College, Mumbai. As a mainstream film director, Shabd was her directorial debut with unconventional storyline released in 2005. Teen Patti was her second film after a gap of five years. Parched is the next movie directed by her starring Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla and Adil Hussain playing lead roles.

Runtime: 116 minutes

Language: Hindi

Genre: Drama

Country: India

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Short Film: My First Love

My First Love posterAbout the Film

A struggling writer discovers her muse when she meets her first love after years of separation.

Cast: Roopashree Jeevaji, Justin Gordon

Danish RenzuDirector: Danish Renzu

DANISH RENZU is trained in producing and directing in Los Angeles, graduated from University of California Los Angeles in 2010. He also specializes in Screenwriting, secured certification from prestigious UCLA Writers’ Program in Feature Film Writing where he developed various feature screenplays titled The Illegal, The and Winters of Kashmir currently in development. His short film, In Search of America Inshallah that was also showcased in Cannes this year is playing in festivals throughout the world.
Runtime: 7 minutes

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Country: USA

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Short Film: There Will Be Tomorrow

About the Short Film

There will be tomorrow is an attempt to tell people that there can be much bigger problems in life. All that is needed at the end of the day is the love and support of your near and dear ones.

Cast: Mangala Kenkre, Preiti Mamgain, Nimisha Mehta, Sahil Salathia, Shishir Sharma

Ray of hope in HIV gloom – Deccan Herald
Looking at tomorrow – The Hindu


Director: Bhushan Gaur





Runtime: 30 minutes

Language: English

Genre: Short, Drama

Country: India

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