Post the massive success of web-series Panchayat, the show is back now with a sequel. Jitendra Kumar, who had been critically acclaimed for his performance as the show’s protagonist, is back again with the natural ease he carries about himself. On Monday, an OTT platform released the trailer of the web-series. The series also stars Neena Gupta and Raghubir Yadav among others. The sequel will premiere on May 20.
The comedy-drama chronicles the life of a young and educated Abhishek Tripathi who joins the job of a Panchayat secretary in a remote village due to a lack of better job options. The second season revolves around him desperately trying to find better opportunities. For this, he will have to crack the Common Admission Test (CAT).
Talking about his character in Panchayat, Jitendra Kumar spoke to a leading publication saying, “Growing up within the limits of a small town myself, I could relate to the dilemmas and hesitance of Abhishek right from day one, though he had a bigger challenge of transitioning into the rural life. “
He also added, “This resonance somewhere helped me to get into the skin of the character and reprise him better. As a character, the constant oscillation of wanting to make it big but also standing in solidarity with the villagers is what makes Abhishek so relatable and unabashedly real. Into the second season, he is much more level headed and at peace with himself as he steers through the concerns in Phulera. It was an amazing experience to work with such a talented cast and I am looking forward to the global premiere of Panchayat S2 on Prime Video, “he further added.
The director Deepak Kumar Mishra also said in an interview, “Panchayat is a simple yet smart depiction of life in the rural nooks of India, laden with perseverance and patience under the surface, told through the eyes of Abhishek, a young engineering graduate who unwillingly took up a job at a village panchayat. The raw and light-hearted visual storytelling comes alive with artists like Jitendra Kumar, Raghuvir Yadav, and Neena Gupta, who add value and beauty to the essence of this family-entertainer. “