Aarya: Antim Vaar Pilot Review: Sushmita Sen Series Promises More Plot Twists Than Our Lives, Amped Up By Performances

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Aarya: Antim Vaar Pilot Review: Sushmita Sen Series Promises More Plot Twists Than Our Lives, Amped Up By Performances

Sushmita Sen AKA Sherni is back with the third season of the much-loved series Aarya. Directed by Ram Madhavani and produced under the banner of Endemol Shine, Aarya: Antim Vaar stars Vishwajeet Pradhan, Viren Vazirani, Indraneil Sengupta, Ila Arun, Sikander Kher, Vikas Kumar and Maya Sarao in pivotal roles. The third season has eight episodes that tell the story of  Aarya Sareen (Sushmita Sen) and the extent to which she goes to protect her children. The first four episodes of this action-packed drama have been watched and here’s what I feel about the pace, storytelling and performances in the series currently streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar.

 

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Aarya: Antim Vaar

Sushmita Sen starrer Aarya: Antim Vaar revolves around the life of Aarya Sareen, her drug business, her family and some new enemies that she has made along the way. In this season, Indraneil Sengupta (Sooraj) enters Aarya Sareen’s life to take revenge for his wife’s death. The first four episodes show the cat-and-mouse chase of Sooraj and Aarya. Along the way, Aarya loses many of her loved ones, and the plot keeps getting complicated. The constant turn of events in Aarya and Sooraj’s life ultimately results in the latter losing his life. In the third episode, Ila Arun’s character Nalini Sa is also introduced with a very interesting subplot. She aces the role of a more dangerous drug dealer who eventually will create more obstacles in Aarya Sareen’s life. In the first four episodes, we also see ACP Khan’s (Vikas Kumar) constant efforts to catch Aarya red-handed. The strained relationship between Aarya and her three children also becomes a significant aspect of the plot as the story moves forward.

 

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Performances

Sushmita Sen: We cannot imagine anyone else ace the role of Aarya Sareen AKA Sherni! In the first four episodes of Aarya: Antim Vaar, Sushmita Sen effortlessly manages to showcase her character’s constant struggle to manage the obstacles of her professional life and the problems that arise in her relationships. The actress shines in the emotional moments but equally impresses in the action sequences. There are a few moments when she puts on the resting face while dealing with her enemies, and it never fails to give me goosebumps! However, we do not see much of Aarya’s action in the first four episodes but rather get to know more about her ability to cleverly deal with stressful situations. Sushmita Sen’s bang-on expressions and dialogue delivery keep you hooked on the thrilling drama.

 

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Indraneil Sengupta

Indraneil Sengupta as Sooraj has played his part well. The actor nails the character of a man filled with emotions of hatred, angst and revenge against Aarya who he believes is the reason behind his wife’s death. Indraneil Sengupta’s emotional bits were quite impactful and you can’t help but hate his character while also understanding where he comes from. The complex nature of Sooraj and his dilemmas are accurately portrayed by the actor.

Vikas Kumar

Vikas Kumar plays ACP Khan and in this season, his character comes with a more fool-proof plan to catch Aarya Sareen red-handed. ACP Khan’s plan is revealed in the first four episodes of the series and it will create an intriguing curiosity for the audience too. Vikas Kumar is quite comfortable in his role as ACP Khan, and in the first four episodes, the character mostly takes the backseat in this chase to arrest Aarya Sareen.

 

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Viren Vazirani

Aarya: Antim Vaar also focuses on the life of Veer and the relationship he shares with his mother Aarya. The plot twists and revelations become a  major reason for harming the mother-son relationship. Viren Vazirani is impressive and gives a power-packed performance during the scenes where Veer confronts his mother.

Other actors like Vishwajeet Pradhan (Sampat), Maya Sarao (Maya Bishnoi) and Aarushi Bajaj (Aru) are impressive in the supporting characters. Ila Arun’s character creates an impact in the first meeting with Aarya and it will be thrilling to see how the dynamics change between the two fierce women.

Pace And Storytelling

Like the previous season, even the third instalment of Aarya comes with a lot of twists and turns. As a viewer, it was hard for me to anticipate the next move of the characters. The are many things that happen in the series simultaneously but the plot still manages to keep us hooked, and most of the credit goes to the performances in the series. However, the one big problem with the storytelling is the pace. In the first four episodes, the series sometimes felt stretched and slow.

 

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Verdict

The first four episodes of Aarya: Antim Vaar were engaging except for a few scenes that felt stretched. In this season too, the performances did not disappoint at all, and it always managed to hold my interest in the story. The most intriguing aspect about this Sushmita Sen starrer series is the fact that it is not predictable and by the end of the fourth episode, I started looking forward to the plot twists that are awaited in Aarya Sareen’s life and, not to forget, my interest in how the Sherni will bounce back! Aarya season 3 is currently streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar. I would recommend you to give it a watch!

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Pragya Dubey

Pragya Dubey is an introvert who prefers expressing herself through words. She believes in logical arguments and watches thrillers to escape the mundane realities of life!

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