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
Mohammad Suleman Quadri
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||7|
|Cinematography||B. P. Singh
R. P. Singh
|Production company(s)||Fireworks Productions|
|Original channel||Sony Entertainment Television India
Sony Entertainment Television Asia
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original run||29 April 1997 – Present|
|Related shows||CID Special Bureau (2005)
CID Chhote Heroes (2013)
C.I.D. (Crime Investigation Department) is an Indian crime detective series created, written and directed by B. P. Singh for Sony Entertainment Television India and Sony Entertainment Television Asia. The series, which premiered on 29 April 1997 is the longest running television series in India, having completed seventeen years in 2014.
The series stars Shivaji Satam as Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Pradyuman, Senior Inspectors Aditya Srivastava as Abhijeet and Dayanand Shetty as Daya as the main characters, Inspectors Dinesh Phadnis as Fredricks, Hrishikesh Pandey as Sachin, Ansha Sayed as Purvi, Janvi Chheda as Shreya, and Sub-Inspectors Abhay Shukla as Nikhil, Ajay Nagrath as Pankaj portray major supporting characters and Narendra Gupta as Dr. Salunkhe, Shraddha Musale as Dr. Tarika are forensic experts. These characters have risked their lives multiple times to save the dignity of the C.I.D. team and to solve the respective cases.
- 1 Productions
- 2 Cast
- 3 Episodes
- 4 Special appearances
- 5 Other initiatives
- 6 Reception
- 7 International broadcast
- 8 References
- 9 External links
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 serializing 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 nine years before Sony TV was launched in 1995. He did not do any research or surveys before 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 before joining C.I.D.. "Having worked with B.P. on so many projects, I had to be part of C.I.D.," 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 finalised 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. originally aired on Wednesdays at 9:30 PM IST before being moved to its current time slot in 2001. From its debut until 3 March 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 10 March 2006 the format was changed to one-hour episodes with each case being covered in a single episode. On 21 May 2010, commencing from the episode "Rahasyamai Darwaza", C.I.D. was aired twice in a week, on every Friday and Saturday nights 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", C.I.D was aired tri-weekly in a week on every Friday-Sunday nights. Later, on 7 September 2012, it again moved back to its original slot twice in a week, on every Friday and Saturday nights. On 1 February, the series again started airing tri-weekly on every Friday-Sunday nights till 25 August 2013. Currently, the series is running bi-weekly on every Friday and Saturday nights.
- Shivaji Satam as ACP Pradyuman (1998–present)
- Dayanand Shetty as Senior Inspector Daya (1998 – present)
- Aditya Srivastava as Senior Inspector Abhijeet (1999–present)
- Dinesh Phadnis as Inspector Fredricks (1999–present)
- Narendra Gupta as Dr. Salunkhe (1998-2003, 2007–present)
- Shraddha Musale as Dr.Tarika (2007–present)
- Hrishikesh Pandey as Inspector Sachin (2010–present)
- Ansha Sayed as Inspector Purvi (2011–present)
- Janvi Chheda as Inspector Shreya (2012–present)
- Abhay Shukla as Sub-Inspector Nikhil (2011–present)
- Ajay Nagrath as Sub-Inspector Pankaj (2012−present)
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|Actor(s)||Original Air Date||Case (Title)||Notes|
|Om Puri||14 and 21 September 2001||"The Counterfeit Cop (Part 1)" and "The Counterfeit Cop (Part 2)"||Om Puri portrayed an Under Cover Officer named ACP Joe Santos in this Episode, which revolves around a kidnapping of a young child.|
|Prem Chopra||12 and 19 October 2001||"The Case of Conterfeit Murderer (Part 1)" and "The Case of Counterfeit Murderer (Part 2)"||Prem Chopra portrayed an elderly man named Rohit who kills his wife and confesses to the C.I.D. team, then the team investigates if it was actually Rohit (Prem Chopra) or someone else.|
|Salman Khan||11 September 2009||"Khooni Piracy Racket"||Salman Khan portrayed in this episode to promote his 2009 film Wanted) Khan made an appearance as himself with the other star cast of the film. The C.I.D. team investigates a piracy racket, where prints of Salman Khan are available in the market. The team, thus comes together with Khan to nab the culprits and send out a strong message against piracy to the audience.|
|Rani Mukerji||1 January 2011||"Abhijeet Ke Ateet Ka Raaz Part IV"||Rani Mukerji portrayed in this episode to promote her 2011 film No One Killed Jessica) She made an appearance as her film character, Meera Gaity, a reporter. She helped the C.I.D. team in solving a case.|
|Ekta Kapoor||13 May 2011||"Ekta Special MMS Qatl"||Ekta Kapoor portrayed in this episode to promote her film Ragini MMS.|
|Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha||1 June 2012||"The Secret of Missing Parents"||Akshay and Sonakshi portrayed themselves as a couple in mall, who help C.I.D. by foiling a kidnap attempt on a kid. They appeared in this episode to promote their 2012 film rowdy Rathore.|
|Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta||2 September 2012||"Bhootiya Haveli"||Bipasha and Esha portrayed themselves as Film artistes, who are in the midst of a shooting wherein Bipasha is trying to scare Esha, and in the meanwhile, someone kills Art Director Bindiya. The duo appeared in this episode to promote their 2012 film Raaz 3D.|
|Kareena Kapoor||21 September 2012||"Heroine Ka Khatra"||Kareena Kapoor portrayed in this episode to promote her film Heroine. While she was giving autographs to her fans, one of the fan from the group handovers a threatening letter to her in which it was mentioned that if she doesn't stop promoting her film she will be killed. ACP Pradyuman assures Kareena Kapoor that C.I.D. team will arrest that unknown person.|
|Aamir Khan||23 and 24 November 2012||"Red Suitcase Murders" and "Red Suitcase Murders - II"||Khan portrayed his film character, Inspector Shekhawat, and helped the C.I.D. team to solve a murder mystery over these two episodes. He portrayed in these episodes to promote his 2012 film Talaash.|
|Vidyut Jamwal||7 April 2013||"CID Aur Commando"||He portrayed in this episode to promote his film Commando-A One Man Army. He helps C.I.D. team to help them crack Poorvi's mysterious disappearance. But first they must find Vidyut Jamwal.|
|Tusshar Kapoor, Vinay Pathak and Vishakha Singh||19 July 2013||"Teen Mujrim"||These three characters portrayed in this episode to promote their film Bajatey Raho. C.I.D. Inspectors - Shreya and Rajat arrest them as they were found collecting their money in the conference room.|
|Imran khan and Sonakshi Sinha||16 August 2013||"Sonakshi in Danger"||Imran and Sonakshi portrayed as themselves who are about to give press appearance, when suddenly it is found out that a murder has occurred in Sonakshi's Hotel Room.The duo appeared in this episode to promote their 2013 film Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara!.|
|Sunny Deol||22 November 2013||"Singh Saab Ki Jung"||Sunny Deol portrayed himself in a cameo role to promote his forthcoming film Singh Saab The Great.|
|Naved Jaffrey and Ravi Behl||6 December 2013||Khatre Mein Boogie Woogie||They were portrayed in this episode for the promotion of their show Boogie Woogie.|
|Jimmy Shergill||21 February 2014||"Raaz Horror House Ka"||Jimmy portrayed himself in this episode for the promotion of his film Darr @ The Mall. In this episode mysterious murder gets committed in a horror house of an amusement park. Jimmy with CID team will leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom of this cryptic case and discover the culprit.|
C.I.D.: Chhote Heroes
CID: Chhote Heroes was a sub-series of CID that aired on Sony Entertainment Television and Sony Entertainment Television Asia, produced by Fireworks Productions. The series was premiered on 1 February 2013, which was telecast weekly on every Friday at 9 PM for 1 hour. It primarily revolved around young children who were either witnesses or victims of crimes committed in India. These children played central characters who often helped the CID team in solving mysteries. There were two crossovers with CID: "Khatre Mein Daya" and "Apharan Nanhi Comedian Ka". The running time of an episode was approximately 43–50 minutes. The series was ended on 24 May 2013. There was a complete of 17 episodes.
C.I.D.: Special Bureau
CID: Special Bureau was a sub-series of CID that aired on Sony Entertainment Television and Sony Entertainment Television Asia, produced by Fireworks Productions. The series was premiered on 3 January 2005, which was aired bi-weekly on every Monday and Tuesday at 10:30 PM for half an hour. CID: Special Bureau cases were split across two episodes with the exception of several multi-part cases and crossovers with CID in 2005. Initially each case was spread across two episodes, just like CID. There were 3 exceptions: "Bone Marrow" (6 parts), "Mystery of the Black Hole" (6 parts) and "Mystery of the Smiling Cat" (4 parts). The show then aired 4 days a week on every Monday-Thursday, from 29 August 2005, each case spawning across 4 episodes. The running time of an episode was approximately 20–22 minutes. The series was ended on 2 March 2006. There was a complete of 168 episodes according to Sony TV. Repeat episodes were aired until 27 April 2006.
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 Indian 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 as "The Inheritance" / C.I.D. 111, 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 C.I.D.. Just when the C.I.D. team thinks it has tracked the killer, two more murders are committed, this time in the presence of the C.I.D. 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.
C.I.D.: Operation Talaash
Beginning on 7 July 2006, a nationwide hunt called CID: 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 doesn't say why he left.
C.I.D.: Gallantry Awards
In January 2010, Sony Entertainment Television announced CID: Gallantry Awards, an initiative to encourage and honour acts of bravery in society to be telecast in every January. The first episode was aired on 26 January 2010 (Republic Day (India). 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. 100,000 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, Sweta Keswani, Alex O'Neil, Ronit Roy and other TV personalities had graced the ceremony.
From 2012, CID: Gallantry Awards has been renamed to CID: Veerta Awards. The broadcast month has also changed from that year. Instead of January, it airs in every April.
Through out the globe, C.I.D. has been receiving mostly highly positive critical reception, among the other Hindi detective series.
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 airs on SET India's sister channel, Sony Aath. C.I.D. also airs in Pakistan on Apna Channel and Geo Kahani.
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