Phulera’s Power Struggle: Panchayat Season 3 Delivers Politics, Payasam, and Pitch-Perfect Performances

Arjun Agarwal
3 min readJun 4, 2024


Get ready for a return to the heart of rural India! Panchayat’s third season has arrived, and it’s a delightful blend of relatable humor, heartwarming characters, and a surprising dose of political intrigue.

This time around, the spotlight shines on the upcoming Panchayat elections. Pradhan Pati (the ever-fabulous Neena Gupta) faces a formidable opponent in Bhushan (the delightfully cunning Chandan Roy). Abhishek, our endearing outsider-turned-secretary (played with charming awkwardness by Jitendra Kumar), finds himself caught in the crossfire.

Abhishek’s moral compass gets a workout

Gone are the days of navigating potholes and missing report deadlines. Abhishek is now a seasoned Panchayat secretary, but that doesn’t mean life in Phulera is any less interesting. This season, he grapples with the ethical dilemmas of village politics. Should he use his influence to help Pradhan Pati win? Can he stay objective amidst the mudslinging and last-minute promises?

The weight of expectation

The pressure is on for Pradhan Pati as well. Her tenure has seen progress, but her opponents capitalize on any misstep. We see a more vulnerable side to her as she fights to maintain her position and the respect of the villagers.

A village full of unforgettable characters

What truly makes Panchayat shine is its quirky cast of characters. The ever-reliable Manju Devi (played by the scene-stealing Raghubir Yadav) offers sage advice (and delicious payasam) throughout the season. Vikas (the enthusiastic Fahim Khan) injects youthful energy, while the bickering duo of Pradhan ji’s assistants, Sachiv (Pankaj Vikas) and Rinki (Sanjita Das), provide endless entertainment.

Humor amidst the drama

While the stakes are higher this season, Panchayat doesn’t lose its signature humor. From hilarious misunderstandings to deadpan deliveries, the writers keep you chuckling throughout. There’s a scene involving a stolen water tanker that had me in stitches!

A realistic portrayal of rural life

Panchayat continues to excel in its realistic portrayal of rural life. The struggles for basic amenities, the power dynamics within the village, and the close-knit community spirit all come alive on screen.

A satisfying, open-ended conclusion

The season finale provides a satisfying resolution to the central conflict, while leaving enough room for future stories. We’re left wondering about Abhishek’s future in Phulera, Pradhan Pati’s next move, and of course, the blossoming romance between Abhishek and Rinki (yes, shippers rejoice!).

The verdict?

Panchayat Season 3 is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys heartwarming stories with a touch of wit. It’s a reminder that the biggest dramas can unfold in the unlikeliest of places, and that even amidst the chaos, there’s always room for laughter, community, and a steaming cup of payasam.



Arjun Agarwal

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