Recently, one show that left the audience impressed is ‘Panchayat’. Fans have loved this show for its simplicity, warmth, and relatability. Whether it was its hilarious Season 1 or hard-hitting Season 2, Panchayat has touched millions of hearts.
The popular comedy-drama series, directed by Deepak Kumar Mishra, stars Jitendra Kumar, Raghubir Yadav, Neena Gupta, Chandan Roy, Raghubir Yadav, Faisal Malik, and Sanvikaawas.
The plot of the series is built around the protagonist – Abhishek (played by Kumar) an engineering graduate, who joins as a Panchayat secretary in a remote village Phulera of Uttar Pradesh due to a lack of better job options.
Recently, we stumbled over a Twitter thread where someone managed to dig out an old Television show from 1989 and started drawing parallels between Panchayat and the show ‘Umeed.’
Umeed is a 1989s TV show where just like Abhishek Tripathi (Jitendra Kumar), Shah Rukh Khan is sent to a village as a banker.
In a series of tweets, fans pointed out how before Shah Rukh Khan played a character like Mohan Bhargav in Swades, and he played ‘Bank Babu’ in Umeed, released on Doordarshan.
He has done TV serial called Umeed in which SRK character was Banker and was situated in a village which is not a developed ones— Anuj 🇮🇳SRKian🇮🇳 (@anujrocks44) May 30, 2022
Very striking similarities with Panchayat with only difference is that Jeetu Bhaiya character is a Sachivhttps://t.co/01trDCNmJW
Swades is almost like a less sanitised version of Panchayat and if it was late 80s/early 90s nobody else could have done it better https://t.co/aYMQc7IPmA— Hipster (@Hipsterrrific) May 30, 2022
Review :— Sanaullah._.srkian (@Lucifer_srk_07) May 20, 2022
3.5 🌟 out of 5
It is just of 55 minutes
So u will never know when it got finished
Yeah it’s a bit rushed
But the story makes for it
It is full of emotions , SRK’s charm & innocence
The Cast is full of great actors pic.twitter.com/dUZ0B6ZEQ7
The fav line from the movie is when the Pradhan sahayak says— Sanaullah._.srkian (@Lucifer_srk_07) May 20, 2022
ye ladka to pura powerhouse he pradhan ko hilakar rakh diya
( This boy is a full powerhouse he has shocked the Pradhan)
And the fun fact is today morning I finished watching panchayat 2 and this story is very similar pic.twitter.com/4RtdODQcfT
In Panchayat actor Jitendra Kumar goes to a small village as a secratary and here
SRK is send to a village where no banker wants to come.
SRK after coming here sees the situation and tries to make the village better
As this movie is just of 53 minutes
You should give it a try pic.twitter.com/f8hm7vPQ0a— Sanaullah._.srkian (@Lucifer_srk_07) May 20, 2022
Isn’t it a coincidence that Panchayat actor Jitendra Kumar recently shared in an interview that if Panchayat 2 had been made in the 1990s, Shah Rukh Khan would have been the ideal choice for the role of Sachiv?
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