Panchayat season 3 : Breezy and Brimming with Battles

Panchayat season 3 : Breezy and Brimming with Battles

Panchayat season 3 : Breezy and Brimming with Battles

Caught in the cobweb of powerplay, politics and phulera, Jitendra renders a conflicted Sachiv ji with elan and earnestness in the season 3 of Panchayat, directed by Deepak Kumar Mishra.

As the Panchayat elections approach, both Pradhan and Bhushan gangs engage in a fierce battle to uplift their public image. Navigating the murky waters of Phulera politics, Abhishek does his best to maintain his objectivity. Following the first two seasons, ‘Panchayat Season 3’ takes an interesting turn with a series of new challenges and conflicts within Phulera. From forging political allies to improve public reputation, to swiftly transitioning into damage control mode.

‘Panchayat Season 3’ is filled with surprising twists and events. A light-hearted comedy drama at its core, it continues to take the audiences deeper into Phulera where the main protagonist Abhishek (enacted by Jitendra Kumar) is the panchayat secretary. It delves deeper into rural life, the numerous challenges the inhabitants face and while tackling the same, they also need to deal with village politics.

Running into eight episodes, the narrative is elegantly designed, peppered with comedy, and dosed with laughter, giving an unmistakable lived-in feel and performances that are seasoned and engaging. Struggling hard to strike a balance between profession, his personal ambitions, and the politics of Phulera, Jitendra Kumar renders a conflicted Abhishek with elan and earnestness. His subdued romance with Rinki (Saanvika).

Mishra and co-writer Chandan Kumar infuse funny moments into the plot, never losing out on the relatability and making it thoroughly accessible through its language and texture. It gets really entertainment from the third episode with some characters like Damyanti Devi the old lady aspiring a plot for herself under the PM Garib Awas Yojna and the scathed Vidhayak (Pankaj Jha) proposing a Shanti Prastav to Pradhan (Raghubir Yadav) with the condition of flying white pigeons at its commencement.

‘Panchayat Season 3’ extends beyond the issue of pigeons and potholes. In this battle of ego and upmanship, Bhushan and his sidekicks Binod and Madhav, played by Ashok Pathak and Bulloo Kumar respectively, get ample footage to demonstrate their presence and position. Bhushan, played by the talented Durgesh Kumar, is one character I would always love to hate. The man is also conniving and desperate to topple Pradhan's rule along with her wife Kranti Devi (Sunita Rajwar) that he naturally invites your hatred and repulsion.

The show relies on Prahlad when it comes to emotions. Reminding you of Anurag Kashyap and his antics, Faisal Malik carves a moving and morose character who has resorted to sloth and mourning at the premature martyrdom of his son. Prahlad is aloof but gets his mojo back when it comes to traps, tussles, treacheries, and tonic (read Alcohol). Equally endearing to watch is Chandan Roy (Vikas), the naïve assistant secretary always on the toes and dedicating himself to work and wife.

There are some unnecessary detours in the seventh and eighth episodes where the screenplay falters and you can easily discern that but the momentum picks up and leads to an outrageous showdown between the two parties. Yes, the series ends on a note of suspense, clearly indicating a follow up


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