Panchayat is a Comedy-Drama Hindi TV show created by The Viral Fever (TVF) in collaboration with Amazon Prime. Jitendra Kumar (Abhishek Tripathi), Raghubir Yadav (Brij Bhushan Dubey), Neena Gupta (Manju Devi), Biswapati Sarkar (Prateek), and Chandan Roy (Vikas) star in the series, and it was written by Chandan Kumar and directed by Deepak Kumar Mishra. It was originally released on Amazon Prime Video in April 2020.
The show has been very well received, with an 8.8 IMDb rating and over fifty thousand reviews, as well as winning all awards under the Comedy Series Category of the Filmfare OTT Awards with the exception of the Best Actress Award.
Panchayat Season 2 Release Date
With its success, it seems like Panchayat has indeed been greenlit for a second season, with lead actor Jitendra Kumar (Abhishek Tripathi) confirming this. “Actually, the lockdown started soon after we finished the first season, and things came to a halt. Writing and story lineup for the second season is already underway. Official planning will be done after the lockdown is lifted. But yes, it’s on,” Jitendra Kumar confirmed.
Neena Gupta, the actress of the character Manju Devi, also confirmed the second season of Panchayat in an Instagram video.
There is no doubt that there will be a Season 2 of Panchayat; the only question is when it will be released.
It has been finally confirmed that Panchayat season 2 will be released on 20th May 2022.
|Panchayat Season 1 Release Date||April 3, 2020|
|Panchayat Season 2 Release Date||May 20, 2022|
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Panchayat Season 1 Recap
The show follows the life of an engineering graduate named Abhishek Tripathi who, due to a lack of better work opportunities, accepts a position as a Panchayat secretary in the distant village of Phulera, Uttar Pradesh. The show revolves around Abhishek’s struggles adjusting to village life as a city born-and-bred man, and his attempts at finding a better life for himself; one that isn’t in Phulera.
A subplot is devoted to the character Manju Devi, who despite being the Pradhan/Sarpanch only acts as a figurative head with her husband, the former Sarpanch, making all the decisions. Over the course of the show, we see Manju Devi come into her own, displaying more agency as she begins to take decisions into her own hands. The show ends with hints of more, with a budding romance being introduced between Abhishek and Rinki, the daughter of Pradhanji.
Panchayat Season 2 Story
The expectation is that Abhishek, who for so long has been trying to leave Phulera, will realize his attachment to the place and the people in it, possibly turning down opportunities to move out. We see hints of this with his infatuation with Rinky, which is sure to strengthen the connection he has to the place. In addition, we should see developments in the supporting cast as well. Manju Devi and her husband have had growing tension regarding who takes on the role of Pradhan and who makes the real decisions; there may be a progression and possibly even a resolution to that subplot.
There might even be the introduction of new characters and plots; we’ll have to wait for the release of Season 2 to know for sure what the future holds for the characters in Panchayat.
Panchayat Season 2 Cast
Jitendra Kumar plays Abhishek Tripathi, the main character who moves to Phulera. Raghubir Yadav and Neena Gupta play husband and wife, with Neena Gupta being the figurehead of Sarpanch Manju Devi and Brij Bhushan Dubey playing Raghubir Yadav, the husband of Manju Devi who makes all the decisions. Biswapati Sarkar plays Prateek, Abhishek’s friend and confidante.
Where To Watch Panchayat Online?
Panchayat is an Amazon Prime exclusive, meaning an Amazon Prime Video membership is necessary to watch the show. If you have yet to avail of the 30-day trial, Panchayat is accessible using it for free; however, after 30 days, the membership will need to be paid for.
As of now, there is one season available on the streaming platform, consisting of 8 episodes. Each episode is about 30 minutes long, with the first season having a total run time of about 4 hours; making it very easily binge-able.
The show is only available with Hindi audio, but Amazon Prime offers not only Hindi Subtitles but also English, Tamil, Telugu, and Arabic.
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