C.I.D. (Indian TV series)
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Logo of C.I.D.
|Created by||B. P. Singh|
|Written by||B. P. Singh, Sriram Raghvan, Shridhar Raghvan, Rajat Aroraa, Virendra Shahaney, Aparna Shahaney, Christabelle D'Souza, Shilpa Choubey, Susheel Choubey, Santosh Shetty, Abhishek Garg, Ajay Singh, Ajay Kumar, Abir Sengupta, Nitika Kanwar, Naila Chogle, Pakhi Kartik, Pronati Sengupta, Kankana Maitra, Gopal Kulkrani, Ishwar Singh, Tanmay Singh, Aparna Nadig, Aanand Goradiya & Swati Goradiya|
|Directed by||B. P. Singh
|Country of origin||India|
|Cinematography||B. P. Singh
R. P. Singh
|Production company(s)||Fireworks Productions
B. P. Singh Productions
|Original channel||Sony Entertainment Television India
Sony Entertainment Television Asia
|Original run||January 21, 1998 – Present|
|Related shows||CID Special Bureau (2005)|
C.I.D. (Crime Investigation Department) is an Indian crime detective series that airs on Sony Entertainment Television India and Sony Entertainment Television Asia. The series premiered on January 21, 1998, and is the longest running TV series in India, having completed sixteen years in 2013.
The series stars Shivaji Satam, Aditya Srivastava and Dayanand Shetty as the main characters while Dinesh Phadnis,Narendra Gupta, Shraddha Musale and Hrishikesh Pandey portray major supporting characters in the series.
The series is based on a team of detectives belonging to the Crime Investigation Department in Mumbai. The team is led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Pradyuman, the head of the team, Senior Inspector Abhijeet, Senior Inspector Daya, Inspectors Fredricks and Rajat, Sachin, and Sub -Inspectors Nikhil, Vineet, Purvi, Shreya, Suraj and Pankaj. They are aided by Forensic Experts Dr. Salunkhe and Dr. Tarika.
All the major characters of the series-ACP Pradyuman,Senior Inspector Abhijeet, Senior Inspector Daya, Inspectors Fredricks, Dr. Salunkhe and Dr. Tarika have risked their lives multiple times to save the dignity of The CID Team and to solve the respective cases.
C.I.D. has been dubbed in other Indian languages. It is dubbed in Telugu and broadcast on MAA TV and Tamil version is telecast on Zee Tamil. A Bengali adapted version of C.I.D known as, C.I.D. Kolkata Bureau also airs on SET India's sister channel, Sony Aath.C.I.D. also airs in Pakistan on Apna Channel.
Series creator, B.P. Singh, started working on the concept of C.I.D. while he used to work as a cameraman at Doordarshan, for ten years between 1973 and 1983. He said: "I was a news camera-man and handled the camera for about 10 years. Thereafter, I started getting an urge to break free. I thought I could see the scenes from a different and maybe better perspective. I asked Doordarshan if they were interested in serialising some detective stories. I started doing some groundwork by meeting some detectives, etc."
Thereafter, while preparing for his film, Sirf Char Din, (a murder mystery) he used to visit the Crime Branch. While there, he interacted with many officials, and was intrigued by the on-going cases, the style of the detectives, and their modus operandi. He started reading detective novels, written by Shrikant Sinkar, and greatly liked his style of writing. Inspired by all of this, he started toying with idea of creating a detective TV series. Singh had already made six episodes in 1986, twelve years before the premier of the show, and eight years before Sony TV was launched in 1994. He did not do any research or surveys prior to the series conception and has intended to keep the episodes' storylines simple.
Marathi theatre veteran, Shivaji Satam, who plays ACP Pradyuman, had worked with B.P. Singh on many projects prior to C.I.D.. "Having worked with B.P. on so many projects, I had to be part of CID," said Satam. Dayanand Shetty (Daya) was spotted by Sanjay Shetty, a member of the C.I.D. production team, in a community play, in which Daya was adjudged best actor. Singh was so impressed with Shetty that he finalized him five minutes into the audition. His character is amongst the most popular ones in the series along with Satam's character, Pradyuman. Aditya Srivastava who portrays Abhijeet, was introduced in the show as a criminal but was later added into the C.I.D. team. "I had agreed to only 26 episodes. In 1998, I was also doing some films, but BP 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 Srivastava. Singh wanted Srivastava to be part of his team after seeing his work in Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya.
C.I.D. is primarily shot in Mumbai, Maharashtra. During the long course of the show, the series has been shot in various locations all over India, which includes places such as Kolkata, Chennai, Manali, Shimla in Himachal Pradesh,Jodhpur in Rajasthan, Kochi in Kerala, various places like Chandni Chowk in Delhi. Foreign locations have included places like Uzbekistan,London, a major shoot in Paris, and Switzerland which included popular tourist attractions like Interlaken as well as cities such as Berne and Zurich. The major shoot in Paris-Switzerland was for the CID Special Aakhri Chunauti, and a part of the production team's 13th anniversary celebration plan. On shooting in abroad, B.P. Singh commented, "One of our USPs is outdoor location shoots. The moment the visuals are shifted to a foreign location we get to see interesting faces, hear different languages and see our characters in amazing locations". In terms of expenses incurred while shooting in foreign locations, Singh said, "While others find it difficult to have regular outdoors, we are very comfortable with it. Sony also supports us wholeheartedly in terms of finance".
C.I.D. originally aired on Wednesdays at 9:30 PM IST before being moved to its current time slot in 2001. From its debut until March 3, 2006 the series format consisted of half-hour episodes with each case being split across two episodes with the exception of several multi-part cases and crossovers with C.I.D. Special Bureau in 2005. On March 10, 2006 the format was changed to one-hour episodes with each case being covered in a single episode. The episode air time has since been increased to around 90 minutes. On 21 May 2010, commencing from the episode "Rahasyamai Darwaza", CID was aired twice in a week, Friday and Saturday at 10:00 PM, with one case shown in a single episode, with the exception of a few episodes. Later, on 29 June 2012, commencing from the episode "Khooni Paani", CID was aired thrice in a week from Friday to Sunday at 10:00 PM but due to fall in the number of viewers, on 7 September 2012, it was moved back to its original slot twice in a week, Friday and Saturday at 10:00 PM. On February 3, 2013 C.I.D move to 10:00 pm Friday to Sunday and Cid also aired thrice in a week.
- Shivaji Satam as ACP Pradyuman
- Aditya Srivastava as Senior Inspector Abhijeet
- Dayanand Shetty as Senior Inspector Daya
- Dinesh Phadnis as Inspector Fredericks (Freddy)
- Narendra Gupta as Dr. Salunkhe
- Shraddha Musale as Dr. Tarika
- Hrishikesh Pandey as Inspector Sachin
- Vikas Kumar as Senior Inspector Rajat
- Abhay Shukla as Sub-Inspector Nikhil
- Ansha Sayed as Sub-Inspector Purvi
- Janvi Chheda as Sub-Inspector Shreya
- Vineet Kumar as Sub-Inspector Vineet
- Ajay Nagrath as Sub-Inspector Pankaj
- Tarun Khanna as Sub-Inspector Suraj
Cars used in CID↑Jump back a section
CID: Chhote Heroes
CID: Chhote Heroes is a sub-series that premiered on Sony Entertainment Television on 1 February 2013. The series primarily revolves around young children who are either witnesses or victims of crimes committed in India. These children play central characters who often help the CID team in solving mysteries. The sub-series airs every Friday at 9pm (Indian Standard Time). The series includes a new cast member: K.K. Goswami as Dhenchu.
CID: Special Bureau
The "CID: Special Bureau" consists of five officers from different functions and disciplines within the department. Their areas of expertise range from advanced forensic techniques, such as ballistics, DNA testing, carbon dating, etc., to graphology and clinical psychology. The fact that they come from different backgrounds enables them to complement each other's strengths in a unique way.
Visual recreation of a crime as the layers of mystery gradually open in the course of investigation, makes the show a class above other shows in the genre.
Guinness World Record Episode
C.I.D. set a record on 7 November 2004, when B. P. Singh entered the Limca Book of Records and Guinness Book of World Records for canning an entire episode named "The Inheritance" / C.I.D. 111 in a single shot of 111 minutes (1 hour, 51 minutes) without a single cut. A feat which director B P Singh feels every "India should be proud of because no one has achieved this before." More than a decade ago, in 1987, Singh shot an episode of his Marathi detective series Ek Shunya Shunya in a single take of 22 minutes.
Titled "The Inheritance", this episode is about a hotelier who comes down from South Africa to wind up his business and sort out his inheritance. All his relatives gather at the hotel in the hope of getting a share of his property. A murder takes place amidst them and the owner summons the CID. Just when the CID team thinks it has tracked the killer, two more murders are committed, this time in the presence of the CID thus intensifying the suspense.
This unique episode aired on Sunday, 7 November 2004, at 8:00 pm IST. Shot continuously for 111 minutes, the show was given a special slot. Starring in Singh's innovative experiment were Avinash Wadhwan and Krutika Desai, among others.
CID: Operation Talaash
Beginning on 7 July 2006, a nationwide hunt called "C.I.D. Operation Talaash" was launched, in search of a new officer to join the C.I.D. team, which ended on 1 September 2006. Viivek V. Mashru was declared the winner of the hunt, taking the role of a police inspector who bears his name.But then after a couple of years he decided to quit and doesen't say why he left.
CID Gallantry Awards
Sony Entertainment Television announced the CID Gallantry Awards, an initiative to encourage and honour acts of bravery in society in 2010. The winners were awarded in the presence of distinguished guests and celebrities in a grand function in Mumbai.
The idea of the CID Gallantry Awards is to honor the feats of people who have performed selfless acts of bravery for the benefit of their fellow citizens and to encourage the new generation to be courageous and brave as well. The winner was given Rs. 1 lakh while the runner up received Rs. 50,000.
The jury for the award consists of personalities including Gerson Da Cunha, who is an actor, social worker and an author; Aushtosh, managing editor of IBN 7; Shanta Gokhale, writer, translator, cultural critic and theatre historian; and Kavita Karkare, wife of 26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare.
Salman Khan was the special guest of honour at the CID Gallantry Awards. Anu Malik, Kailash Kher, Aditya Srivastav, Shivaji Satam, Dayanand Shetty, Munisha Khatwani, Kashmira Shah, Manasi Verma, Vaishnavi Dhanraj, Vivek V. Mashru, Alka Verma, Shweta Kawatra, Manav Gohil, Shweta Keswani, Alex O’Neil, Ronit Roy and other TV personalities had graced the ceremony.
As of 2012,the CID Gallantry Awards have been renamed to CID Veerta Awards.
- Om Puri (14th and 21st September 2001)
- Om Puri Portrayed an Under Cover Officer named ACP Joe Santos in the Episode The Counterfeit Cop, the episode revolves around a Kidnapping of a young child
- Prem Chopra ("The Case of Conterfeit Murderer" on 12th and 19th October 2001)
- Prem Chopra portrays an elderly man named Rohit who kills his wife and Confesses to the CID team, then the team investigates if it was actually Rohit (Prem Chopra) or someone else
- Khan made an appearance as himself with the other star cast of the film. The CID team investigates a piracy racket, where prints of Salman Khan’s latest movie Wanted: Dead or Alive are available in the market even before its release. The team, thus comes together with Khan to nab the culprits and send out a strong message against piracy to the audience.
- Emraan Hashmi and Prachi Desai portrayed themselves. The episode had Emraan and Prachi attending a promotional event. Things go drastically wrong when a chandelier falls close to Prachi. While Emraan manages to save her in the nick of time, the case is handed over to CID who find that a crazy fan of Emraan is behind this and stop at anything to get close to him. Talking about this special episode on CID, Hashmi said, "I watch the show regularly and haven't missed a single episode till date. When the channel approached me for the special episode, I agreed instantly. It has been a wonderful experience working with the entire cast of CID.
- Mukerji made an appearance as her film character, Meera Gaity, a reporter. She helped the CID team in solving a case.
- Kapoor made an appearance as herself: a film and TV show producer. The episode's plot revolved around a serial killer, who specialises in murdering popular celebrities. Ekta is shown as his next target.
- Aamir Khan ("Mystery of the Red Suitcase Murders" on 23rd and 24th November, 2012 to promote his 2012 film Talaash)
- Khan portrayed his film character, Inspector Shekhawat, and helped the CID team to solve a murder mystery over two episodes.
- Kareena Kapoor ("Heroine Ka Khatra" on 21st September, 2012 episode to promote her 2012 film Heroine)
- Kapoor made an appearance as herself. TV actor, Akshay Sethi, played a mentally unstable fan who is obsessed with Kareena and keeps writing letters to her and ends up killing one of her bodyguards in order to get to her. Therefore, Kapoor seeks help from the CID team to find the murderer. The episode aired on Heroine's release date which also coincided with the actress' birthday.
Kumar did high action stunts in the show to save a kid who was about to be killed by a kidnapper.
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- CID Official Site on Sony TV India
- C.I.D. at the Internet Movie Database
- C.I.D. on Sony Entertainment Television Asia
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