Stories from the ground zero which are set in the rural lands of India are meant to connect deeply with the mass audience, and many such films have been successful in commercial as well as cinematic terms. But all these films somewhere has a dose of over drama which lacks the reality of true portrayal. The newly released Amazon Prime’s Panchayat takes you to the homeland of Uttar Pradesh where a new secretary has been appointed at the Panchayat office.
Played by Jitendra Kumar, the character of Abhishek Tripathi feels that he has failed himself by not having a proper placement after College. He joins the post of secretary as currently, it was his only chance of earning a living. When he arrives, he feels that things are pretty messed up for him and further we follow his journey in this eight-episode saga.
Created by TVF, this series lands in an atypical category by choosing not to overdramatize the story which is followed very well from the first episode till the end. The series throws light on major issues of the rural land even today- from superstition to male entitlement, dowry to patriarchy but highlights them with a certain lightness of touch.
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