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Creators: Ram MadhvaniSandeep Modi
Stars: Sushmita SenVikas KumarNamit Das
Release DateJune 19, 2020 (India)

Language: Hindi


“No role has suited Sen more. Eighteen when she won Miss Universe, she was appropriated by the garish Hindi cinema of the mid-1990s without ever fitting in. Not just taller than her leading men but seemingly brighter, her aura of intelligence stood out in movies that didn’t often make room for strong women. Despite a solid ensemble, Aarya is a one-woman show, allowing the actor to showcase her ability to rein it in, to take a mature role and play her cards close to her chest. She displays reserve and fear without spelling them out, keeping the crux unspoken, hinting at the turmoil within.”

Rating: stars | Full review

Raja Sen, Live Mint
Raja Sen
“Humanity’s profound crisis is not that people are monsters; it’s that even monsters are people… Aarya is about a family in danger, facing a multi-headed threat whose main source is unknown. It’s conceivable to save yourself from others, but what do you do if the suspected threat is a part of you? How do you save yourself from… yourself?”

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Tanul Thakur, The Wire
Tanul Thakur


“Sen is on the top of her game all the way through.”

Rating: 2.5 stars | Full review

Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV
Saibal Chatterjee
“The themes that guided the novel The Godfather and Francis Ford Coppola’s acclaimed screen adaptations also dictate events in Aarya.”

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Nandini Ramnath, Scroll
Nandini Ramnath


“Sushmita is sexy, glamorous, glowing, fit, and she commands and controls the camera’s lens as if it were her drooling fan. Sushmita is also a star and she brings all her star power to ground Aarya. But Sushmita isn’t a great actress… That’s why… cut, chop, fade, zoom in, go slomo, use every trick available to insinuate that she is acting, moving, while keeping her gorgeous face and its one expression on the screen.”

Rating: 3.5 stars | Full review

Suparna Sharma, The Asian Age
Suparna Sharma
“Sushmita Sen basically announces back to the entire world boldly that she is back in the business and how! Without any doubts, it is the most definitive performance of her career, and she nails down the complex concoction of a varied range of emotions of Aarya in every single scene. This is classic Sushmita Sen at her resilient, fearless, terrified, graceful and affectionate best, and helps raising an already solid writing of a highly engaging show to the next level.”

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Jayashree Chakravarti, Third Vantage Point
Jayashree Chakravarti


“Reminds you of how well it incorporates that classic phrase, ‘even in the best families’… Yes, there’s dirt and grime under all that glitter, and that happens in the best of families.”

Rating: 3 stars | Full review

Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Shubhra Gupta
“Does the world created here draw you in? Hell yeah. From the get go.”

Rating: 3 stars | Full review

Mayank Shekhar, Mid Day
Mayank Shekhar


“Hides within it a labyrinth of human discord simmering quietly, revealed steadily as the show progresses.”

Rating: stars | Full review

Saumil Gandhi, Upper Stall
Saumil Gandhi


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