CID (Indian TV series)

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CID
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Genre
Created by B. P. Singh
Creative director(s) Christabelle D'souza
Starring See below
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 1,527 (as of June 9, 2018)
Production
Producer(s)
Location(s) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Running time approx. 40–45 minutes
Production company(s) Fireworks Productions
Distributor Sony Pictures Networks
Release
Original network Sony Entertainment Television
Picture format
Original release 21 January 1998 (1998-01-21) – present
External links
Website

CID is an Indian detective, crime and anthology television series about Maharashtra and Mumbai's Crime Investigation Department, created by B. P. Singh for Sony Entertainment Television India and Sony Entertainment Television Asia. The series stars Shivaji Satam as ACP Pradyuman, Aditya Shrivastav and Dayanand Shetty as Senior Inspectors Abhijeet and Daya, Dinesh Phadnis as Inspector Fredricks and Narendra Gupta as Dr. Salunkhe. These 5 main characters of the show share a long-lasting bond by working in the series for the same period since its inception on Sony Entertainment Television. Alongside these main cast, Dhananjay Mandrekar and Ashwini Kalsekar who portrayed Inspectors Sudhakar and Asha, worked in the series for 8 years and 7 years respectively.

The location of the series is set in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The series premiered on 21st January 1998 and is the longest running television series in India, having completed 21 years in April 2018.

The series aired its 500th episode on 26 January 2008, 1,000th episode on 27 September 2013 and 1,500th episode on 25 February 2018. The show also re-runs on Sony's sister channel Sony Pal.[1][2]

Plot

The series is an investigative series consisting of criminal cases that are solved by the Crime Investigation Department. ACP Pradyuman (Shivaji Satam), Senior Inspectors Abhijeet and Daya (Aditya Shrivastav and Dayanand Shetty) and Inspector Fredricks (Dinesh Phadnis) are an elite quadro of officers, who pursue criminals through detailed investigation along with their Sub-Inspectors Purvi and Pankaj (Ansha Sayed and Ajay Nagrath) and also seek the help of professional forensic experts Dr. Salunkhe and Dr. Tarika (Narendra Gupta and Shraddha Musale) to solve high-profile cases.

Cast

CID 111 – The Inheritance

CID got into both the Limca Book of Records and the Guinness Book of World Records on November 7, 2004 for its record-breaking single shot episode of 111 minutes (1 hour and 51 minutes), entitled "The Inheritance" without a cut which writer – director – producer B. P. Singh feels "every Indian should be proud of because no one has achieved this before". This special episode was shot between 6:30 – 8:21 PM IST on October 8, 2004 at Lonavala and was aired on November 7, 2004 (Sunday) without a break from 8 – 10 PM IST.[3] This was an unique attempt and understandably was given a special slot.

Other Sub-Series

CID introduced its following sub-series during its 21 years of run on Indian Television. These sub-series aired alongside the main series:-

  • CID – Files (1998 – 2003)
  • CID – Special Bureau (2004–2006)
  • 10 Years Of Glory: CID – Most Wanted (2007)
  • CID – Water Crime Stories (2008)
  • CID – Serial Killer Cases (2009)
  • CID – Aakhri Chunauti (2010)
  • CID – Abhijeet Ke Ateet Ka Raaz (2011)
  • CID – Chase (2012)
  • CID - Chhote Heroes (2013)[4]
  • CID – Mission Mumbai (2014)
  • 21 Years Of Bravery: CID v The Eye (2017 – present)

Production

Marathi theatre veteran, Shivaji Satam, who plays ACP Pradyuman, had worked with B. P. Singh on many projects before CID. He said in an interview: "Having worked with B. P. Singh on so many projects (initially being the Marathi sitcom Ek Shunya Shunya), I had to be a part of CID". Aditya Shrivastav, who portrays Senior Inspector Abhijeet, was introduced in the show as a criminal but was later added into the CID team. "I had agreed to do only 26 episodes. In 1998, I was also doing some films, and B. P. Singh Sir gave me the flexibility to come and go as I felt like. But I began to enjoy the role of Abhijeet, and so stayed on", said Shrivastav. Singh wanted Srivastav to be part of his team after seeing his work in Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya. Dayanand Shetty, who portrays Senior Inspector Daya was spotted by Sanjay Shetty, a member of the CID production team in a community play in which he was adjudged best actor. Singh was so impressed with Shetty that he finalized him just 5 minutes into the audition.

CID is primarily shot in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. During the long course of the show, the series has been shot in various locations all over India. The series has also been shot in foreign countries. Some Foreign locations have included places like Uzbekistan, a major shoot in Paris, and Switzerland which included tourist attractions like Interlaken as well as cities such as Berne and Zurich. The major shoot in Paris-Switzerland was for the 2 hourly special episode "Aakhri Chunauti", and a part of the production team's 13th anniversary celebration plan.[5]

Other Initiatives

Beginning on July 7, 2006; a nationwide hunt called Operation Talaash was launched, in search of a new officer to join the CID team, which ended on September 1, 2006. Vivek V. Mashru who played Sub-Inspector Vivek, was selected to play the role.[6]

Sony Entertainment Television had launched CID: Gallantry Awards, an initiative to encourage and honour acts of bravery in society on January 26, 2010 Republic Day.[7] The second edition of this initiative was aired on January 23, 2011. The third and fourth editions were aired on April 1, 2012 and April 14, 2013 respectively.[8]

On July 10, 2015; Sony TV announced the Shaatir Lekhak Contest, in which 3 incomplete stories and clues were presented. Contestants were required to complete any one story out of three. The contest ended on July 26, 2015. The winning story was appeared in episodes and prizes were also given to the winner. From the total entries, 3 winners were selected, one for each story. The result for the winners were declared during one of the episodes of CID prior to September 1, 2015.[9]

Crossovers

The series had many crossover episodes with many series. CID had three crossover episodes with the series Aahat, once on November 13, 2009; second time on February 12, 2010 and third time on June 25, 2010. It also had crossover episodes with Adaalat, once on December 3–4, 2010; second time on July 15, 2012 titled CID Viruddh Adaalat[10] and third time on December 20, 2014 titled CID v Adaalat – Karmyudh.[11]

Reception

Critical response

Rediff stated, "Its actors, or at least the core of the cast who have been a part of the series since its inception are so popular they have become household names."[12]

Times of India stated, "CID which has constantly entertained its viewers with unique and challenging cases is also known for its different jokes in the world of internet."[13]

Ratings

Rediff gave the series 4.5 / 5 stars, and stated, "Much of the credit for CID's success should go to Singh, and its cast, especially Shivaji Satam who plays ACP Pradyuman".[12]

Rahul Hedge of Rediff giving the same ratings stated, "The crime detective series is still going strong".[14]

Accolades

In 2002, Indian Telly Awards, Fireworks Productions won the award for Best Continuing TV Programme,[15] for Best Weekly Serial in 2006, 2009 and 2013 and for Best Thriller Programme in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2012, while Shivaji Satam (ACP Pradyuman) won for Best Actor in a Lead Role in 2002 and 2003.[15]

Pradeep Uppoor and B. P. Singh (producers) won Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Serial - Drama in 2002.[16] They also won ITA Awards for Best Thriller / Horror Series in 2003, 2004, 2009 and 2010, while in 2014, Santosh Shetty was nominated. ITA Awards for Best Teleplay in 2004, was won by Rajat Aroraa (writer), while B. P. Singh won for Best Director - Drama and for Best Videography in 2004.[17] B. P. Singh also won Indian Telly Jury Award for Best Director (Thriller / Crime / Horror) in 2004 and 2005, while Christabelle D'souza and Santosh Shetty in 2009 and Nandu Kale (directors) in 2012 were nominated for Best Director (Thriller / Crime / Horror). ITA Awards for Best Actor in a Negative Role was won by Makarand Deshpande in 2005.[18]

Adaptations

A Bengali adapted version of CID known as C.I.D. Kolkata Bureau airs on SET India's sister channel, Sony Aath.[19][20]

References

  1. ^ "CID completes 1000 episodes". Times of India. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Uniyal, Parmita (25 May 2016). "Exclusive: Currently off air, CID will be back next month, confirms ACP Pradyuman aka Shivaji Satam". India Today. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "'CID' enters Limca Book of Records". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 3 November 2004. 
  4. ^ "CID Chote Heroes on Sony". February 1, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2017. 
  5. ^ Unnikrishnan, Chaya. "Cops in demand". Indian Express. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Another hero enters CID – Entertainment – DNA". Daily News and Analysis. 15 September 2006. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Honour to ordinary". The Indian Express. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "An award night for valiants on TV". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Chance to give a twist to 'CID' episode". The Indian Express. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "CID joins hands with KD Pathak from Adaalat!". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sony to screen a telefilm with CID and Adaalat's cast". afaqs!. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "The TV show with the highest ratings". Rediff. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "Most popular jokes on CID". Times of India. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  14. ^ Rahul Hedge. "Just What Makes CID So Popular?". Rediff. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  15. ^ a b "The Winners of The Indian Telly Awards 2002". Indian Television. 
  16. ^ "Hero Honda Indian Television Academy Awards 2002". Indian Television Academy. Archived from the original on 29 May 2012. 
  17. ^ "The Hero Honda Indian Television Academy Awards 2004". Indian Television Academy. Archived from the original on 26 May 2012. 
  18. ^ "The Hero Honda Indian Television Academy Awards 2005". Indian Television Academy. Archived from the original on 4 May 2012. 
  19. ^ "Sony TV's CID, now in Bengali". NDTV Movies. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  20. ^ "Bengali 'CID' to hit small screen Nov 12". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 

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