Most importantly, Sumeet Vyas, Ashish Vidyarthi, and Dibyendu Bhattacharya hit the ideal notes. But sadly, despite the dramatic and emotional moments sprinkled throughout the story, their presence as a group in the ensemble does not add credibility to the story.
On a piece of land where indigenous people live, Uranium has been found. Rueben, a ruthless entrepreneur (Ashish Vidyarthi), terrorises the tribe. Aditya Rawal’s character Sarju, whose father is one of the victims, vows vengeance and becomes a hired killer for the broker Pullappa (Dibyendu Bhattacharya). Wasim, a thug, pulls on Pullappa’s strings in turn (Aasif Sheikh).
Rueben uses the doctor Sanghamitra (Patralekha) as a pawn to win over Sarju and his followers. When things get out of hand, Pullappa and Sanghamitra assist Sarju in escaping. However, Sarju isn’t the “Naxalite”; he is painted as being by sympathetic Central Bureau of Investigation officer Aditya (Sumeet Vyas), who quickly learns that the real Sarju isn’t the one being painted as the villain is behind the shadows.
Additionally, the creators have not tried to be authentic. The Adivasis have attire like a brown sack and speak in a fake Madhya Pradesh accent. Their behaviours, including cooing to communicate and picking leaves to form “Jadi-booty,” are not particularly distinctive. The narrative has such a narrow focus that newspaper headlines were the only sources of ideas and investigation. Additionally, whenever the plot seems to be dragging, the series turns to needlessly graphic violence. It also makes strange use of expletives to compensate for the lack of creativity.
Performance-wise Aditya is mainly passive. Although he plays the protagonist, his character could be better written. As a result, Ashish Vidyarthi and Dibyendu Bhattacharya, the next two main characters, loom above everyone with their wickedness. Dibyendu has quickly established himself as a bankable actor for character roles. Patralekhaa is plausible, and the series closes with many indications about her fascinating past.
Aar Ya Paar is a onetime watch. But certainly is not the best content available, thanks to cliched narration and repetitive story.