Release Date: 19 June 2020
Available on: Hotstar
Director: Ram Madhvani
Cast: Sushmita Sen, Sikander Kher, Chandrachur Singh, Namit Das
About the Story:
Aarya tells the story of a lady whose husband is involved in the narcotics trade and is at some point shot dead by his competitors. From here on, she takes charge of the closed corporation and makes sure she protects her three children from the enemies.
‘Aarya’ is made by ‘Neerja’ fame filmmaker Ram Madhvani and is additionally written by him. it’s derived by the Dutch drama series Penoza by Pieter Bart Korthuis. A nine-episode Hotstar crime show about a woman who takes charge of her family’s pharma firm, opium plantation, and drug warehouse after her husband is killed the day after he promises that he’s able to put his old shady life behind him. In addition to that, the show bides the return of Bollywood actress and winner of Miss Universe Sushmita Sen.
Firstly, Sushmita Sen does an incredible job of fronting Aarya. Aarya is her debut to digital space. Secondly, her onscreen presence after an eternity is a delight. Her captivating persona and impeccable acting chops do justice to the character like Aarya. Chandrachur Singh is endearing as Tej, the perfect husband. Ankur Bhatia and Namit Das do complete justice to their roles as Sangram and Jawahar respectively which fit the bill.
If you have seen Breaking Bad you wouldn’t help but relate the character of Aarya to White Walter. One thing that stands call at Aarya is the artistic portrayal of pain. Be it the paintings on the walls, composing poetry, or a small kid hiding inside his tent to chase the demons in his mind away, pain is expressed in such a fashion that it becomes impossible to not feel it in conjunction with the characters. A number of the sequences in Aarya are very well-written. The artist inside you’ll be satisfied once you watch the show.
Overall, the screenplay is neat and well-executed. The characters are well-written and start to grow on you because the narrative moves forward. The sub-plots are smartly integrated into the most story towards the climax. There are various twists and turns that you simply won’t see coming. which is strictly how they ought to be placed. The first season sets at an intriguing end which makes you curious for season 2.
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