Video Editor: Veeru Krishnan MohanCameraperson: Sanjoy DebCamera Asst: Gautam SharmaThe web series is the millennial equivalent of the street play. Laakhon Mein Ek, conceived by stand-up comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath, is every bit as hard-hitting, authentic, uncompromising and effective as the first season where a reluctant IIT student grappled with parental expectations and an outrageous syllabus.Season 1 was funnier, more goofy. There is nothing to laugh about in Season 2, as a young tirelessly idealistic Dr Shreya Pathare (played with marvellous annihilation of self and ego by Shweta Tripathi) heads to a godforsaken back-of-the-beyond town to provide healthcare.Who cares about healthcare in this country? Thousand die in villages in the absence of proper medical facilities. I recently encountered incidents shown in the series and they all convey a resonant ring of authenticity that we ignore at our own peril.What makes Laakhon Mein Ek Season 2 more than just a fictionalised documentation of the perils, pitfalls and corruption of the rural healthcare is the healthy attitude of writers (Abhishek Sengupta, Biswa Kalyan Rath and Hussain Haidry) towards the vast content resources at their disposal.While the series opens up a Pandora's box of corruption at the grasroot level to show how abysmally short of medical facilities the rural sector have, it maintains a calm equanimous tone of narration, never giving into a shrill and righteous indignation. The authenticity in presentation gets as overpowering as the corruption that the series so vividly describes. But director Abhishek Sengupta doesn't fight shy of forsaking the ‘glamour' that has swept into the high-profile web series to show us a mirror on a section of our society that remains shockingly ignored and neglected.As for Shweta Tripathi, she blends so fluidly into the fabric of anonymity. It is like watching someone you know closely walk by with grace as her dignity, credibility and identity are questioned.We caught with Shweta Tripathi and Biswa Kalyan Rath amidst promotions for the show to have a light chat.(With input from IANS)#ReasonsWhy: You Absolutely Cannot Miss ‘Laakhon Mein Ek’ S2 We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.