Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Parched Movie Review - One of a kind movie!


I still remember the movie "Masaan" and today another masterpiece of the same genre "Parched".

Today I will share the complete movie review of Parched!

This week release and premiered at the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Leading Star Cast: 

  1. Radhika Apte as Lajjo
  2. Tannishtha Chatterjee as Rani
  3. Surveen Chawla as Bijli

What is this movie all about?

It's a story based on the life of 3 ladies. Lajjo, Rani and Bijli. They all are close friends and struggling at the same time. 'Lajjo' is known to have a sterile (infertile) body and as a result she is unable to bear a child till date. At the same time, 'Rani' is also married and is having a son named "'Gulab' yet she is a widow. 'Bijli' works in a Dance Company and was referred to as a Prostitute.

The movie Parched is about the difficulties these women face in their life and how their individual efforts contributed in the Happy Ending.

Moreover, the triumph of good over evil was also delivered as a message.

What is so unique about this movie?

Parched movie depicts a typical rural life where "Dowry" is still in practice, men usually beats his wife everyday, no access to Television and the only source of entertainment is one Dance Company.
Village where Panchayat Raj is still in practice. 

Though most of the scenes of Parched were linked to nudity. Story of the movie is recent because of two reasons:

Rani used to have a conversation with one guy who usually refer himself as Shahrukh Khan and the ringtone of Rani's phone was "Bidi Jalai Le" as the song is not that old :P


The movie starts with Lajjo and Rani visit to a neighbourhood village to fix the marriage of Rani's son "Gulab". Lajjo, Rani and Bijli all are childhood friends.

Lajjo husband Manoj used to beat her everyday and was an alcohol addict.

Kishan, the most educated person in the village works for some embroidery company. Most of the women of the village work in the craft team owned by Kishan and he pays all of them.

Kishan is married to one north eastern girl named Naobi who was seen as a foreigner in the small village.

Bijli is beautiful and fair among all the three ladies. She works in a Dance Company and as a prostitute at the same time. Having clients everyday and the competition from a new girl in the Dance Company was the only matter of concern for her.

After the marriage of Gulab, the story took a drastic change. Janaki, the wife of Gulab, was seen as a negative character as Rani mother-in-law died because of Janaki presence in the house.

And this happened because of the short hair of Janaki and even Rani came to know about this on the day of marriage.

Gulab started drinking because of this dilemma and he rarely come to house anymore.

On the other hand, one thought of Bijli that Lajjo might be fertile as there can be a problem in Lajjo's husband named Manoj and hence the blame is shifting on to Lajjo.

So, Lajjo decided to have a sex with an unknown person (Bijli's friend) and she became pregnant. The entire fault was in Lajjo's husband as he was the sterile.

This is not the end, Rani life grew worse as her son left her one day and the debt to pay the loan was increasing day by day. So she sold the house and made her son's wife live happily with another child.

On the day of Dussehra, because of the fight between Lajjo and her husband, Manoj dress caught fire and the entire house burnt into ashes. 

Bijli who was also unhappy with her life and decided to flew off with rest of the friends. Now they are all living happily like never before.

Win of good over evil as they all have freed themselves from the atrocities.


Either you name it "Baisaa" or "Mai Re Mai" both are mesmerising tracks.

The songs reflect the tradition that is still prevailing in the Rural Area of India.

My Verdict

PARCHED movie is definitely a nice movie to watch. The story can be somehow related to women empowerment. Three stories and how they fight in each of them. Win of Good over Evil is also highlighted. 

Few nude scenes of Radhika Apte and Surveen Chawla can affect the movie but overall it's a good movie. 

Watch only if you like SLO-MO movies that are made only with a focus to highlight something, particularly a message to be given to the society. 

Go and explore the Rural life. 

Sunday, 25 September 2016

5 Reasons that why you should watch the movie "Pink".

Hi guys,
Today I'm gonna share those five reasons that why you should not miss the movie Pink.
Without going into the detail of star and cast, let me tell you that what is so special about this movie.

1) The Story

The story is based on the real life incident that can happen in anyone's life, Pink movie is about the three girls and one accident that changed their life drastically.
On a Sunday Night, three leading ladies Minal Arora (Taapsee Pannu),  Falak Ali (Kirti Kulhari) and Andrea (Andrea Tariang) were out for a Rock Show.
It was followed by a meet with Rajveer Singh (Angad Bedi) and friends. Just because of the dressing sense or "Hints" (described as per the movie) given by the girls, Rajveer forced Minal to participate in the sexual act.
Then what's wrong with this? Both are matured enough to make such decisions on their own but as described by Minal that in the heat of the moment, she doesn't even know that what went wrong and she attacked Rajveer with a bottle of beer.
That's what created the whole chaos.
From beginning till the end, the movie is based on this story and believe the chain of events that takes place in the movie are worth exploring.
Starting from the stage where Minal and friends were hiding themselves in the room so that Rajveer friends should not reach their home and take the revenge.
Amitabh Bachchan's role as a lawyer, Deepak Sehgal, who was constantly keeping an eye on these girls and the day when Police allegedly took Minal in front of the society, forced BIG B to help these girls out.
After that, all the court-room conversations against the three girls and how they manage to fight with such a bravery.

2) "Pink" Comparison with the Real Life

The movie clearly is a comparison to what is happening in real life as well.
You make comments, you take good looking girls for granted, stare at them or those dirty chats.
If a girl is out for late night party, that doesn't mean that she is having loose character.
One accident in which the girl was forced to participate in that sexual activity and just because she rejected it with a response (hitting the bottle) and that totally shattered her life.
For teens, it is definitely an inspirational movie.
Amitabh Bachchan describes few rules in the second half of the movie according to which a girl should not be judged.
And those Rules are something that everyone should take care of no matter how tough the circumstances are.

3) Society's Viewpoint

There was a scene in the movie where all the girls decided to not let this issue out.
No Police FIR's, no discussion with someone else etc.
Even I was there, I would have taken the same stand just to not let my image down or what the society will think of me.
But Rajveer friends forced these girls to take the help of Police.
But the way they managed to fight against every odd that was on the way, is what I really appreciate.
One should adopt the same manner, without thinking of the Society's viewpoint.

4) Deepak Sehgal (Amitabh) as a Messenger of God.

In the movie, you will see BIG B fighting for the girls in court-room.
He was shown as if he is too old but a sudden realization served as an eye opener for him and that made him realize that helping those girls is the demand of the hour.
Comparing it with the real life also, even if one doesn't have any Messenger like Deepak Sehgal then also you should be positive and take the stand.
When you know that it was not your mistake and you can justify yourself, then no matter how low the opposite side can reach for but you should be positive and stand for the right.


The main and the ultimate conclusion of Pink movie.
No Means No. If a girl says No, then you should stop.
It doesn't matter that how she is dressed, how much she drank, what is her past history or whether she is interested in any sort of sexual activity or not.

You will find many other eye opening messages in the movie.

For me, this is a perfect movie to watch out for, no matter you watch it with family or friends.

RATING of PINK movie is something that I really can't do.

You should watch PINK and inculcate the learning in your personal as well as professional life. 

I hope that PINK will be able to change the thinking of our society.

Enjoy the movie guys!