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Someone Digs Out Shah Rukh’s 1989 Film “Umeed” & Twitter Finds It Similar To “Panchayat”

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Someone Digs Out Shah Rukh’s 1989 Film “Umeed” & Twitter Finds It Similar To “Panchayat”

The digital platforms have given us a plethora of choices for entertainment as many web series and shows are getting aired on various OTTs and some of them are really incredible. One such web series is Panchayat which stars Jitendra Kumar, Raghubir Yadav, Neena Gupta, Chandan Roy, Faisal Malik, etc. in important roles. In the series, an engineering graduate joins as a Panchayat secretary in a village Phulera because he doesn’t get any other good job and decides to prepare of CAT examination. The story is all about his struggles with the village life and how he and other villagers handle the problems faced by them.

After the first season was super hit, viewers were waiting for the second season but it got delayed due to COVID-19 and it got released recently. The episodes of the second season also left audiences awestruck and they were full praises for the actors and the makers.

As Panchayat is a story of a village, many fans of Shah Rukh Khan tried to compare it with SRK’s “Swades” which was directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. In this movie, SRK played the character of Mohan Bhargav, a NASA scientist who visited a small village in India but chose never to return and worked for the welfare of the village. In fact in a recent interview when Jitendra Kumar was asked who he thinks would have done the role of Panchayat secretary if the web series had been made in 1990s, the actor said that Shah Rukh Khan would have been the obvious choice.

Another Twitter user reacted to the above tweet and talked about a movie “Umeed” in which SRK played the character of a banker who was transferred to a small village where nobody else wanted to go.

The Twitter user wrote, “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. Very striking similarities with Panchayat with only difference is that Jeetu Bhaiya character is a Sachiv”

Another Twitter user gave little details about Umeed:

As Umeed is of just 53 minutes duration, I am going to watch it now, what about you?

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