Panchayat Review

Light-hearted comedy with a tinge of simplicity
[contains spoilers]

A fine story based on the rural setting, where a boy landed up with a government job, finds it odd to settle down. If you have read the short story Postmaster by Rabindranath Tagore, you can relate to the web series majorly. Just like the Postmaster, Abhishek Tripathy, the lead character also "felt like a fish out of water in this remote village."

If you have ever been to a rural landscape, you might have noticed there are a bunch of cons and only a few pros. Anyone from the cosmopolitan city will never be ready to settle down there. Imagine getting recruited and transferred to a rural area with a minimum salary and a pile of bore-stricken task among the elderly people from the locality. That was the life Abhishek Tripathi, played by Jitendra Kumar, was leading in Phulera, Uttarpradesh.

In the heart of his mind, Abhishek was keen on cracking CAT exams to secure an IIM admission. But to dream is hard and to make it real is harder. After working all day long as the Village Secretory, at night before studying he had to ensure he had enough light and also had to cook his own meals. The utter simplicity with no same-aged companion started to becoming monotonous to him. Although he tried a set-back to escape reality, it came with a cost. He got his monitor stolen.

A fine delight aroused as Raghuvir in the skin of Pradhanpati tried his best to convince his wife that he can be a suitable man to tie the knot with their daughter, Rinki. Although, it took a halt there. But it is expected that the audience will be witnessing a love affair between the two in the forthcoming season.

A series of a few rustic actions took place that literally irritated him. However, it was in the last episode, that he realised the compassion the villagers had for him. This ends down on a note that says, all's well that ends well.