The Hindi webseries Aarya Season 3 is directed by Ram Madhvani and stars SSushmita Sen, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Sikander Kher, Vikas Kumar, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Viren Vazirani, Indraneil Sengupta, Ila Arun, Maya Sarao.

Where can you watch Aarya Season 3 in the UAE?

Aarya Season 3 is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

Aarya Season 3 review

3.5 /5
  • Sushmita Sen
  • Nifty screenplay
  • Sustained tempo


  • Sameness to the overall story arc
  • Violence

Mother’s love for her kids is strange. It can make her go to any lengths. Like resorting to extreme violence. Like becoming a drug don. Well, that is what happens to Aarya Sareen, the eponymous lead of the highly racy and action-packed web series based on the Dutch drama series Penoza.

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In the first season, we had Aarya’s (Sushmita Sen) life turning upside down after her husband Tej (Chandrachur Singh) was bumped off. Aarya was under the impression that her husband was running a pharma company. Indeed, it was one, but a cover for the narcotics trade. And soon enough, Aarya is sucked into the whirligig of the work as the killers are after her kids. Eventually, she has to take up arms and kill those that were targeting her children. It didn’t matter to her that she had to ride roughshod over her brother and stepdad.

In the second season, Aarya’s past catches up, and the drug ganglords are after her. In the event, she ends up as a drug baroness herself. It is an eventuality that was, in a sense inevitable. She is now a no-nonsense lioness, not afraid to cross the lines of law while remaining a conscientious mom and friend.

The third season picks up its thread from where it left off in the second. The black-attired Aarya is now ready for more bloody battles. A big consignment is about to be shipped off to the double-dealing Russians. But the law enforcers, led by the ever-alert Khan (Vikas Kumar) and his colleague (Geetanjali Kulkarni). But this is not the only issue confronting Aarya. Another ghost from the past, Suraj (Indraneil Sengupta), the husband of Nandini, who gets killed by Maya (Aarya’s friend) in Season 2, arrives with a vengeance in mind. He targets Aarya’s son, Veer (Viren Vazrani) and his girlfriend. Aarya is also hamstrung by the fact that her one-time trusted guard, Daulat (Sikander Kher), is no longer the force that he was before. Thrown into this mixture of befuddling issues is the arrival of Nalini Sahiba (Ila Arun). She is a kind of carbon image of Aarya, as she is also a don after her husband’s death.

As you can see, even if the story arc is predictable, the individual portions are enterprisingly shot with little lag. The pace is racy and sustained. Sushmita Sen is the pivot on which the entire series revolves. As ever, she carries the weight of it with elan. The transformation in her character arc is smartly reflected in her performance. The innocence is now gone. She is now on the other side of the law, so she doesn’t look directly in the eye of the camera. Her delivery, too, is now more weighted. These changes establish the important nuances forcefully. The rest of the cast is no less efficient. Ila Arun, the new arrival, is emphatic, even though her character is a bit one-dimensional.

Only four episodes of season 3 are out, and it is intriguingly poised. To make you look forward to the remaining parts is indeed a triumph for the director, Ram Malavani, and his team.

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Balakumar Kuppuswamy
Balakumar Kuppuswamy

An engineer-turned-journalist, K Balakumar’s career began in print publications as a sports writer. That also opened doors for other journalistic avenues like films, music, finance, technology and politics, which nobody can escape in India. After 30 yrs in mainstream journalism, now a freelancer for various digital publications.

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