– BY REEMA CHHABDA
Panchayat Season 1 highlighted how Abhishek Tripathi (Jitendra Kumar), the new village secretary, must get suitable private employment as quickly as possible in order to leave his government position of Rs 20 thousand and enjoy a life of luxury and comfort.
Even in the middle of intense attempts to flee the village, this secretary maintains full accountability and honesty in his profession. So, can he adopt this village as his family? Will he be able to realize his desire of returning to his glamorous life? Will he be adopted by this village? Will the secretary be able to establish himself in this village? Panchayat Season 2 has returned with solutions to all of these questions.
There is organic humour, everyday worries, a gesture to patriarchy, a hint at the crooked system, and emotions throughout the eight episodes. The conclusion is designed to break you. Deepak Kumar Mishra, the director, understands how to strike a balance. Nothing dominates the other, which is a good thing. Perhaps an episodic approach aided it as well.
Jitendra Kumar (Abhishek Tripathi) is one of those actors who can make you imitate his expressions and feelings while you watch him on film. Meanwhile, Neena Gupta (Vimla Devi) and Raghubir Yadav (Brij Bhushan Dubey) are one of those onscreen couple who seem like real-life husband and wife. Chandan Roy (Vikas) and Sanvika (Rinky) are two actors that can be seen easily exhibiting their roles unlike any other cast member in the series, while Faisal Malik has established himself as one of the top performers in Panchayat 2.
The love story of Abhishek and Rinky has been one of the most anticipated plot lines of the current season. The best thing about the two is that the couple has taken their time to savor their feelings for each other, which may or may not continue in the following season. It will, however, tease you and leave you wanting more.
One thing that doesn’t work is that Panchayat Season 2 takes its time getting back on track. The season does not begin in such a way that you will not want to leave the couch. Rather, the first two episodes felt quite stretched. However, episode 3 takes off and you are well taken care of.
Panchayat 2 has all the aspects of a great family entertainment, whether it’s humor, drama, or sentiments. The latest web series may feel a touch stretched in the middle, but it picks up the pace with its delightfully hilarious jabs every time.