Directed by Leena Yadav, Produced by Ajay Devgan Parched releases in India on September 23. Parched tracks the tale of struggle of Rani, Lajjo, Janki and Bijli played by Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika, Lehar Khan and Surveen Chawla respectively. Parched also stars Sayani Gupta and Adil Hussain. The film has already done rounds at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne and Toronto International Film Festival. 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.