Long-running series may have become passé but Sony’s CID is an exception, running successfully for the past 15 years! Since its inception in 1998, the series is like a dark horse which has been keeping its pace steadily and moving forth! So, why is CID still so loved by the audience?
• Undoubtedly, CID is watch for ‘ACP Pradyuman’. Shivai Satam who plays this role may have grown old physically but ACP Pradyuman still has a sharp mind indeed! He is like a leader who pulls the team together!
• Dialogues like ‘Daya, Darwaaza Khol do’ and ‘Kuch toh Maajra Hai’ are iconic and actually evoke a laugh.
• The characters of the show are one of a kind, whether it is the ever-confused Freddy, the brawny Daya, the brooding Abhijit or the beautiful Dr.Tarika!
• The characters are very real, like one of the crowd. Hence, right from a 7 year old kid to a grandmother enjoy viewing the serial!
• With the rising number of crimes ensuing in the country, CID in its episodes provides an undercurrent of social messages related to precaution and battle against crime.
• CID is a ‘family’ beyond the sets; and their bonding off-screen reflects on-screen too!
• CID, being a team of sincere detectives has succeeded in creating new content and unpredictable plots in terms of suspense and investigation! The case seems complex and hence, keeps the viewers hooked!
• At times, the actors have been a victim of ‘hamming’ but even that has proved to be an audience-puller!
• Though crime is the main subject, the series shows less blood-shed, violence and no rape cases against women considering their target audience.
• CID has an ‘unbeaten’ track record since years; the result? The audiences get used to see familiar faces of ACP Pradyuman, Daya, Abhijit et al. They miss their characters if they are not seen in an episode!
The unabated triumph of CID can be judged by special appearances made by film actors and actresses to promote their film. Being in the weekend slot of Friday to Sunday, CID seems to be going the right way with more creativity planned to be induced in its content.