Being one of the most awaited web series out there currently, Panchayat fans have been waiting for the new season to drop since forever. The show is finally streaming on Amazon Prime Video from today, May 28. First aired in 2020, Panchayat went on to become one of India’s most popular and streamed shows with two seasons out and a freshly released third.

Created by The Viral Fever, the show is directed by Deepak Kumar Mishra, and written by Chandan Kumar. The stellar ensemble cast of Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta, Raghubir Yadav, Faisal Malik, and Chandan Roy have reprised their roles, bringing back the charm and endearing quirks that have made this series a beloved comfort watch.

The trailer for Panchayat Season 3 broke the Internet when it dropped. It is packed with laughter, romance, politics, humorous trials and tribulations of village life and rivalry. Has the show lived up to these expectations? Let’s take a look at the Panchayat Season 3 reviews.

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Panchayat Season 3

The overall verdict is that the new season lives up to its previous two. The strength of Panchayat lies in its simplistic and relatable depiction of rural life. This time, things get more political as the show opens a new chapter on the bureaucracy of rural India. The eight-episode season explores bigger themes where characters’ arcs develop further.

The second season ended with a gut punch and a cliffhanger. Panchayat Season 3 begins with Prahlad (Faisal Malik) grieving the loss of his son while Abhishek (Jitendra Kumar) is happy to be back in Phulera when his transfer is stalled. Manju Devi (Neena Gupta) is now more involved with the Panchayat affairs looking to tackle political huddles headfirst. While the canvas remains the same, the narrative encompasses more drama and subplots.

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Netizens’ Reviews

The core Panchayat fans and the Internet, in general, have been raving about the new season. From the cast’s performance to the storyline to the political drama, the viewers are enjoying every bit of the show as they have already binge-watched the eight episodes. An emotional roller-coaster throughout, the last few episodes are tense with the final one set to blow your mind.

This throwback photo of Neena Gupta and her co-star Raghubir Yadav has been doing the rounds on the Internet. It’s so wholesome to see them still kill it on screen after all these years!

People are finding Rinku and Abhijeet’s love story super adorable. “Im waiting for love bond b/w sachiv ji and prandanji ka beti ❤️,” wrote one X user. The old-school love is truly the best.

This YouTube user thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the show. The series made him laugh his heart out but the ending stunned him.

Soon after the ‘Panchayat 3‘ premiere, fans took to social media to express their love for the characters and shared their views on the recreation of the popular scene from the Baghpat brawl between chaat sellers.

With the new season also came the memes. True fans of the show binged the new season at midnight itself!

From The Critics

Suchin Mehrotra from Film Companion reviewed Panchayat Season 3. While the familiar characters navigate new challenges, hints of repetitiveness emerge beneath the surface, and the intrusive background score becomes apparent. The finale, however, takes a drastic turn, leaving viewers questioning the show’s direction and authenticity. He questions whether this show is on a loose track now.

Here’s a detailed review by film critic Sumit Kadel encapsulating the entire Season 3 of Panchayat. “Overall, while this season might leave some wanting more and shifts towards a more dramatic narrative but it maintains its original charm. It balances humor, entertainment, and emotional depth, promising more engaging stories in the future. Dekho Maza toh pakka aayga,” wrote Kadel.

This critic from Entertainment LIVE lauds the writing, performances and script. He mentions how viewers will get many answers to the questions that the previous season left them with.

Have you watched Panchayat Season 3 yet? Let us know your reviews in the comments below!