“Aarya”, A Disney Hotstar special! Starring my all time favourite Sushmita Sen in and as Aarya. It is so good to see her back on screen.
I will call this series as a “Ghayal Sherni Ki Kahani” – A Wounded Lioness!!
Principal cast: Sushmita Sen, Chandrachur Singh, Namit Das, Ankur Bhatia, Sikander Kher, Manish Chaudhary, Vikas Kumar
Directed by Sandeep Modi, Vinod Rawat, Ram Madhvani, and produced by Endemol Shine India. Streaming at Disney Hostar Special now.
Aarya is an Indian Crime drama, based on the dutch drama series Penoza.
A perfect high-class family drama with strong criminal records. The storyline is based in Jaipur, Rajasthan, but now there is nothing fancy about it, as the story strictly sticks to the plot throughout the 9 episodes. The influential family dominates the market of the pharmaceutical business. But it is greed and difference of opinions which leads to fireworks.
The character of Tej played by Chandrachur Singh portrays a perfect picture of a loving and caring husband and a father who will do anything for this family but things take a U-turn when he refuses to crack a drug deal with his other two partners Jawahar (Namit) and Sangram (Ankur).
With three kids and a lot of unsolved business, Aarya finds her world turning upside down when someone murders her husband in front of her 8-year-old kid. This series tries to address each and every character in the story.
Everybody has a role to play as per their age and the directors and story writers have put a lot of effort in showing how exactly someone’s life changes with one massive incident in their house, and how losing a father could trigger a series of never-ending problems and especially when you are from a criminal family.
A woman who lost her husband doesn’t even get time to mourn his death, she has to get up and show up, meet nasty people to finish off some unfinished business her husband left for her. The whole turbulence begins with the irritating interference of ACP Khan (Vikas Kumar) who is too obsessed to expose the family, followed by Shekhawat, a business rival after her life.
In the process of finding answers to the questions like who killed her husband, who is trustworthy, and how to protect her kids?
She suddenly finds herself alone and betrayed, and turns into the strongest version of herself with the help of an old ally Daulat (Sikandar Kher). Here starts the story of a wounded tigress who is only here to protect her children and is willing to go to any extent for that.
Sushmita sen will be seen practicing her form of exercises and embracing herself which perfectly adds to the scenario and you will not be able to stop yourself from admiring her. The image she portrays is of strong, graceful, witty, and sensible woman who knows how to take charge of a situation while making wrong decisions, trusting wrong people, and finally learning to play the game and be able to make it right.
Also read : Ms. Sen Through My Eyes
Aarya is a series of 9 episodes but manages to keep you intrigued throughout those on an average 50 minutes each episode has to offer. It completely justifies the storyline.
Each and every character has a major contribution and no one is left alone. The whole series of 9 episodes will take you to the various aspects of the society we live in, be it the hidden sexuality of ACP Khan, the smoking grandmother ( Aarya’s mother), a white son-in-law who is in fix between two diversified cultures, an illicit affair of Aarya’s father with a young girl and above all various ways in which the three kids deal with their father’s death.
So guys, you have a lot to watch and Sushmita Sen’s performance is something worth melting for, her calm and composed presence and her grace will make you fall in love with her.
Watch it NOW!
Much love and gratitude