Wait is over; Panchayat season 3 is finally out! Explore what is new about much-awaited series

This season of the series opens a new chapter on the politics of rural life and bureaucracy, navigating romantic relationships, friendships, and community spirit while dealing with fresh obstacles and tensions.

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The brand new season of much-awaited Indian series 'Panchayat', written by Chandan Kumar and directed by Deepak Kumar Mishra, is finally out. The series that was released after a long wait of two years has made a solid comeback with an amazing storyline that is fascinating, baffling, and amusing. Panchayat 3 trailer was out about two weeks ago that had promised to offer another enjoyable journey through rural life in the made-up village of Phulera.

What's new in Panchayat 3?  

This season of the series opens a new chapter on the politics of rural life and bureaucracy, navigating romantic relationships, friendships, and community spirit while dealing with fresh obstacles and tensions. Season 3 consists of eight heartfelt, dramatic, and humorous episodes featuring a talented star cast including Jitendra Kumar, Neena Guptam Raghuvir Yadav onscreen. 

The show kickstarts with the transfer of Sachiv ji and then embarks on a journey of bundled emotions, strength of unity, taking unexpected twists and turns to keep the audiences glued till the last episode. 

Supporting cast impresses 

What sets Panchayat 3 apart from the previous seasons is that this time the director has laid more focus on bringing the star cast to the spotlight to drive the story forward. The director has that every actor playing a unique character in the story leaves an indelible impact. Actors with small roles like Sunita Rajwar as Kranti Devi,  Pankaj Jha as MLA Chandrakishore Singh, Ashok Pathak as Vinod to Bulloo Kumar as Madhav leave everyone mesmerized by their performances adding an extra spark to the story. 

Where to watch?

The series is streaming live on Amazon Prime. You can watch it for free as Amazon Prime Video is offering a free trial period of one month for new subscribers. You must have an active credit card on file in order to sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime. 

Revisiting Seasons 1 and 2

The first season of Panchayat was out in 2020 and captured the journey of an engineering graduate Abhishek Tripathi, brilliantly portrayed by Jitendra Kumar, who had joined as secretary of a panchayat office in the remote village of Uttar Pradesh. The first season shows how Tripathi tries to cope with the challenges including local politics, cultural barriers and bureaucratic roadblocks, adapting to the low-key rural lifestyle. 

Season 2 released in 2022 reflected Sachiv Ji's established bond with Pradhan Ji's family as an extended family member and implies that Abhishek and Rinki, Pradhan Ji's daughter, giving a love angle. But Abhishek brushes it off. Later, as he attempts to deal with the primary antagonist, Bhushan, and his wife, Kranti, who are members of the opposing faction, he becomes involved in the development of the village by building roads and installing CCTV.  The season's last episode titled 'Parivaar' was highest rated carrying a 9.6 IMDb rating. 

The success of the last two seasons had raised audiences' expectations to a great extent and Panchayat 3 seems to stand by it, bringing in another tale of a lighthearted yet unabashedly honest portrayal of hinterland politics, taking audiences to the grassroots system of self-governance and intricacies involved in it.