Panchayat is undoubtedly one of the gems that the OTT platforms have released last year. The comedy-drama which hit all the right chords as proved itself to be a complete family entertainer is all set for the release of its second season. And as expected, the craze around the second season is as wild as expected. The show also had Neena Gupta and Raghubir Yadav in lead roles.
When and where to watch it
The series is scheduled to stream from May 20. One can stream it anytime from May 20th on Amazon Prime Video. The series feature the same starcast as Jitendra Kumar, Raghuvir Yadav, and Neena Gupta amongst others in pivotal roles.
What we saw in the first season
The series revolved around the people of series of a quaint little village - Phulera in Uttar Pradesh. Jitendra Kumar who plays the role of Abhishek Tripathi is seen first detesting the village and later falling in love with its people and simplicity. Raghubir Yadav who plays the role of Brij Bhushan Dubey and Neena Gupta who played the role of Manju Devi are praiseworthy. The tear-jerking scenes and emotional quotient of the show have made it the nation's favorite.
What can you expect
Jitendra Kumar, who won our hearts as Jeetu Bhaiya in Kota Factory, made an even bigger fanbase with Panchayat. While the focus would also be on whether or not Jitendra finds his love interest in the second season, the show would continue to dribble with the everyday trials and tribulations of day-to-day village life.
It also remains to be seen that despite his love for the village, whether Abhishek Tripathi would opt for a city job in Panchayat 2. His equation with Rinki (Pooja Singh) and what it transforms into also remains to be seen.
Jeetu, when asked if things changed for him after the success of the show, the actor said: "When we were making the show, the way we were shooting it was a great experience for me. I was sure that the byproduct of our efforts would be beautiful. The way the show reached the audience was a bit unexpected for me. I was overwhelmed with the response we received and I had no idea that we would receive love and support on such a level.
"Post the success of the show, I got the confidence that despite having a simple story, the show did well and reached out to the audience. And with Panchayat, success happened very instantly as the audience loved it. This enabled me to gain confidence and made me believe in myself. The belief that comes from the way you want to tell simple stories! Nobody has seen or experienced these stories before. Such stories have taken up the space now and the audience is eagerly waiting for such concepts to forge ahead. With this confidence and surety, we made season 2 and we are excited to see how the audience reacts".