Crime shows have consistently garnered a strong following on Indian television, captivating viewers with their gripping narratives centered around criminal investigations and the relentless pursuit of justice. Let’s revisit five iconic crime investigation series that made a lasting impact on audiences:
Savdhaan India: This highly acclaimed crime series, primarily hosted by the renowned actor Sushant Singh and aired on STAR Bharat, delves into real-life crime incidents. The show’s major objective is to create awareness amongst the viewers and sheds light on the challenges faced by victims and law enforcement officials. Fans can look forward to the upcoming season of Savdhaan India with the new theme “Criminal Decoded,” set to premiere on September 26th, Monday to Saturday at 10.30pm on STAR Bharat.
Crime Patrol: Sony Entertainment Television’s long-standing crime show, hosted by Anup Soni, brings to life actual criminal cases from India. Its primary objective is to make its viewers understand the crimes various criminal activities happening around which are unknown to many and offer insights into the investigative process.
C.I.D.: Holding the distinction of being the longest-running series on Indian television, “C.I.D.” airs on Sony Entertainment Television. The series revolves around a team of Crime Investigation Department officers, led by ACP Pradyuman, Senior Inspector Abhijeet, and Senior Inspector Daya. Together, they tackle complex and intriguing criminal cases, often involving murder and other serious offenses.
Suraag: Airing in the 1990s on DD channel, “Suraag” featured Sudesh Berry as a CID officer who partners with his assistant to crack the most perplexing cases. The show gained recognition for its portrayal of their team’s ability to solve seemingly unsolvable cases, especially those involving murder. The show’s strong performances kept viewers eagerly anticipating each new episode.
Karamchand: Originally broadcast on Doordarshan in 1985, “Karamchand” starred Pankaj Kapur and offered a unique blend of entertainment. This 1980s television gem was remembered fondly by many viewers for its ahead-of-its-time storytelling. The witty banter between Karamchand and his assistant Kitty added an extra layer of enjoyment, making it a hit among audiences.
These shows continue to send shivers down the spines of the audience, offering both entertainment and immense love from their viewers.