Currently, while the world is in the middle of the crisis, protectors of the nation, across various occupations and sectors, are putting their best foot forward in their bid to curb the pandemic. Right now, it’s the need of the hour for each and every one of us to keep a positive attitude and healthy thoughts in your mind. As we look for new ways to keep ourselves entertained and stay positive, Panchayat, the TVF’s web series on Amazon Prime Video is a sure-shot way towards reaching that goal.
Taking your mind off the ongoing crisis and making you smile while you’re at it, here are 5 reasons that make Panchayat a must-watch web series
It’s Funny and light-hearted
Created by TVF, Panchayat has managed to sustain its legacy. This all-heart simple and accurate script is all you need to break into a smile in each and every scene. The amazing comic timing and effortlessness acting of the frustrated Delhi boy Abhishek Tripathi played by Jitendra Kumar along with the village’s unofficial Pradhan Brij Bhushan Dubey (Raghuvir Yadav) and Neena Gupta playing Manju Devi as an illiterate head of the Panchayat together deliver a power-packed performance that’s going to be etched in your memory for a long time.
A Realistic version of Swades
Panchayat successfully gives you a realistic take on villages in India. It shows us that the villages in India are clearly in more robust health than we have been led to believe. Though Abhishek’s friend does encourage him to get his Swades moment, the story is not focused on creating some path-breaking discovery for the villages. It shows us that the villages are much more equipped to handle quarantine than the cities of the country.
The story of Panchayat is not path-breaking or inspiring, it’s not even meant to be. It is created for the audience to just have fun and get a fresh take of the villages in India.
The show teaches one the importance of small things
Panchayat makes us realise how simple it is to actually survive. Majority of characters in the show are deprived of most of the luxuries available in the city much to the dismay of city boy Abhishek. The rest of the characters, if you notice, are content, happy and enjoy their life with as little as they are provided with.
Panchayat is a show that does make one rethink of all the materialistic things that we thought they wouldn’t survive without, which we clearly are, and makes you focus on the small little things in life and finding happiness in it.
The show is fictional, yet real
After giving us phenomenal shows like Permanent Roommates, Hostel Daze and Kota Factory, director
Deepak Kumar Mishra does full justice to this comedy-drama making it an absolute must watch for everyone. Each character contributes to the story in a way that ensures a smooth ride from the first episode itself. It’s realistic and so are the people. At any given point in the show, you will never feel that anything is overdone or not relatable. The cast stays true to their role and depicts the leisure of people living a laidback life and there’s a certain slow pace that suits the people living in the village with its own comic moments.
A show without any malice or enemies
The one thing that really sets that show apart from the other recently launched web series is that they are no real villains in the show. Unlike shown to us by Bollywood, this shows does not have rich people dominate poor villagers just because they can, but instead shows how everyone can rise above class and live together. What one sees through the show is common people living their life as taught to them by their ancestors with nobody wanting to intentionally harm anybody just like in real life.
Now streaming on Amazon Prime Video, here’s a show that really couldn’t have come at a better time. We could certainly take a break from the situation around us and indulge ourselves in a show that will see us laughing and smiling to our heart’s content.