Crime Patrol (TV series)

Crime Patrol is an Indian Hindi crime anthology series created by Subramanian S.lyer for Sony Entertainment Television India and Sony Entertainment Television Asia. The first season was created by Cinevistaas Limited and directed by Anshuman Kishore Singh, while later seasons were created by Optimystix Entertainment. The series is set in Mumbai, India. The first and second seasons' episodes are 30 minutes long, while the subsequent seasons' episodes are one hour long.

Crime Patrol
Crime Patrol Satark.jpg
Title card of the current season
Also known asCrime Patrol Satark
GenreReality
Documentary
Created bySubramanian S. Iyer
Developed bySubramanian S. Iyer
Neeraj Naik
Written bySubramanian S. Iyer
Directed bySubramanian S. Iyer
Presented by
StarringSee below
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes1231
Production
ProducersPrem Krishen Malhotra
Sunil Mehta
Vipul D. Shah
Anirban Bhattacharyya
EditorSubrata Guha
Running time45 minutes
Production companiesCinevistaas Limited
Optimystix Entertainment
RowdyRascal
DistributorSony Pictures Networks
Release
Original networkSony TV
Picture format480i
HDTV 1080i
Original release9 May 2003 (2003-05-09) –
present
Chronology
Related showsCrime Patrol Dial 100
External links
Crime Petrol Satark

The series, which premiered on May 9, 2003, is the longest-running reality crime television series in India.[1][2] The series is in its fifth season which premiered on July 15, 2019. In 2021, the show won the Milestone Achievement Award at the 20th Indian Television Academy Awards (ITA Awards).[3]

PlotEdit

The series presents dramatized versions of crime cases that occurred in India. Series anchor, Anup Soni, suggests the correct measures to avert crimes while narrating real-life stories revolving around harassment, kidnapping, and murder. The series opens its viewers’ minds with these cases by making them aware of the crime around them.[4]

Since June 2015, Crime Patrol has not only focused on creating awareness about crimes but has also aimed to help the victims depicted in the episodes.[5]

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
11349 May 2003 (2003-05-09)3 March 2006 (2006-03-03)
28826 January 2010 (2010-01-26)[10]24 May 2010 (2010-05-24)
32824 September 2010 (2010-09-24)[11]25 December 2010 (2010-12-25)
494229 April 2011 (2011-04-29)[12]9 December 2018 (2018-12-09)
528915 July 2019 (2019-07-15)[13]TBA

Season 1 (2003–2006)Edit

The first season was a weekly program airing on Friday nights, hosted by Diwakar Pundir, who later was replaced by Shakti Anand in late 2004. The first season was immediately popular.[14]

Season 2 (2010)Edit

Due to the popularity of the first season, Sony TV decided to bring back the series for a second season. The second season was aired on Monday through Thursday nights. Season 2 was presented by Anup Soni and Sakshi Tanwar. This season did not have as good of TRP ratings as the first season.

Season 3 (2010)Edit

The third season was broadcast on Friday and Saturday nights. This season ended early due to low TRP ratings.

Season 4 (2011–2018)Edit

The fourth season premiered four months after the third season ended.[12] The season managed to gain better TRP ratings each week. The fourth season was initially aired on Friday and Saturday nights.[12][15][16] From April 11, 2014, the series was aired three days a week on Friday–Sunday nights. The series was given a new title: Crime Patrol Satark (previously Crime Patrol Dastak until July 6, 2014).During the last quarter of 2017, Soni decided to exit the series citing that he wanted to focus on his acting career in films. "I requested makers that I would like to focus on films and they were ok with it. They wanted me to complete my contract that ended this March–April", said Soni. After Anup Soni, Sanjeev Tyagi replace him till he didn't joined again.[17]

Season 5 (2019–present)Edit

The fifth season premiered on July 15, 2019, and airs on Monday–Friday nights. Anup Soni returned to host the series 15 months after leaving the show.[13]

Spin-offEdit

A spin-off series Crime Patrol Dial 100 premiered on October 26, 2015, aired on Monday–Thursday nights, and was produced by different production companies.[18][19] It ended on July 12, 2019.

Impact of ongoing casesEdit

Delhi gang-rape caseEdit

Bhartiya Stree Shakti (Nagpur Wing), a non-governmental organisation, Information and Broadcasting Ministry of India intervened and asked Sony Entertainment Television not to telecast a program about the Delhi gang-rape case.[20][21][22][23] But on 10 September 2013, the show was given permission to present the 2012 Delhi gang rape case on their show, and subsequently the promos of the episode were also aired.[24] The episode was aired in a two-episode part on September 21, 2013 and September 22, 2013.[25][26][27][28] And in this episode head police inspector's role played by Sanjeev Tyagi.

Om Prakash Chautala teacher recruitment scamEdit

Sony TV was to air episodes based on Om Prakash Chautala teacher recruitment scam in the show. On 22 February 2013 Delhi High Court restrained Sony TV from telecasting the related episodes until 4 April 2013, upon the appeal by Chautala and others as the case was still in court and there was a possibility of bias of the show on the case.[29] On 2 March 2013, show was given clearance by High Court.[30] However, clearance was challenged in Supreme Court and on 6 March 2013, the episodes of this case were again put on hold.[31] On 3 May 2013, the Supreme Court allowed Sony TV to telecast episodes as the trial was complete and judgment of conviction and sentence are in public domain.[32]

Special appearancesEdit

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

Crime Patrol generally receives positive reviews from critics. Riptide Malhotra of India TV stated, "The popularity of Crime Patrol is quite high that airs on Sony on weekends. The show is so popular that it keeps people awake until late at night to watch the latest episodes. This show is not just a show that airs crime stories but is a true depiction of real-life happenings presented in a dramatized form."[36]

RatingsEdit

Riptide Malhotra of India TV gave the series 4/5 stars and further stated, "The show is presented in such a way that will not threaten you but will make you conscious enough with that extra punch and appeal. Overall, to make the show convincing is the major responsibility of the host."[36]

In 2011, it was one of the most watched Hindi GEC maintaining its position in top 20 averaging 3+ TVR. The Baby Falak Case sequence aired during February 2012 made the series the most watched hindi GEG program with 6.78 TVR.[37] The following week after it, the series maintained its top position with 5.27 TVR.[37]

AccoladesEdit

The series has won Star Guild Awards for Best Non-Fiction Series in 2013.[38]The series has also won Indian Telly Awards for Best Thriller Programme in 2012 and 2013.[39] Subramanian S Iyer and Amit Jha (directors) won Indian Telly Jury Award for Best Director (thriller/crime/horror) in 2012, while Durgesh Pesharwar and Shailendra were nominated. Jevan Jena and Subramanian S Iyer were also nominated for the same category of the same award in 2013.[40] Subramanian S Iyer was nominated for Best Screenplay Writer (drama series & soap) of Indian Telly Jury Awards in 2012, while won in 2013. Charudutt Acharya won Indian Telly Jury Award for Best Dialogue Writer (drama series & soap) in 2013. The series was nominated for Best Weekly Serial of Indian Telly Awards in 2012 and 2013 and for Best Thriller / Horror Serial of Indian Television Academy Awards in 2014.[41] In February 2021, the series won the Milestone Achievement Award at the 20th Indian Television Academy Awards (ITA Awards).[3].

ReferencesEdit

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