TV show ‘CID’ to be turned into a film: Director BP Singh

Wed, May 30, 2012 11:47am UTC by 6 Comments
TV show ‘CID’ to be turned into a film: Director BP Singh

The longest running detective show on Indian television could soon be seen on celluloid, says director-producer BP Singh

Indian television’s longest running detective show CID might soon be a film, says director-producer BP Singh, promising more action, a unique storyline and different styling with the same cast. “There will be a film on CID with the same cast, but one main villain will be from outside,” said Singh, adding that he was not sure about the time frame.

Launched January 21, 1998, on Sony, CID has so far aired more than 615 cases in over 824 episodes. Shivaji Satam plays ACP Pradyuman, while Aditya Shrivastav, Dayanand Shetty, Dinesh Phadnis, Vivek V Mashru, Hrishikesh Pandey, Narendra Gupta and Shraddha Musale are the important members of his team. “The cast will be the same, but there will be additional casting for villains. We need to see who we can afford. There will be outstanding action scenes to make it different. The story, treatment and action should look different from our regular episodes. We need to present a story that is remarkable and unique from the regular CID,” he said. “Theoretically, it should start by the end of this year. The channel owns the rights…even if the channel says yes today, we would be able to start early next year,” Singh added.

It will be the third TV show after Office Office and Khichdi to be converted into a movie.

According to Singh, showing relevant content on the show has been a challenge. “The most difficult part is how to keep pace with changing scenarios. In 15 years, the TV viewership has changed completely, people have grown up but they are still watching our show. When we are writing, we try to incorporate modern ideas and situations that people can connect to easily. But the basic has not changed. We are still making mystery. We have reduced violence because we want to connect with the family audience. It is not gory or shocking.”

The main attraction of CID is how it deals with the forensic management of evidence. “I wanted to make it different. Forensic science is what people are not aware of and we thought we should introduce that. From day one, a real forensic doctor was acting in our show. When I used to hear forensic stories, they used to amaze me. Everyone wants to know what goes on inside the body. We have developed and made our forensic lab more attractive over the years,” he said.

“We cannot show dissection of a body on screen, we use special effects. We use our lab as an entertainment centre. We don’t give lectures. It would become very boring to give people scientific facts. We purposely use language that is easy to understand. In CID, it is hard to find any English word… There are people who feel that the show is not intellectual enough, but we are not ashamed of it.”

After directing thrillers like CID and Aahat, Singh also directed the comedy show Gutur Go on SAB TV but the focus is on crime. “Once you are successful at something, the industry is such that you get that kind of work only,” he concluded.Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • SYED ANWAR

    HELLO SIR , I AM SYED ANWAR FROM WEST BENGAL , I WATCH C.I.D’s EVERY SHOW , I LIKE C.I.D ,SIR I HAVE A SASPENCE STORY , I WANNA SHARE WITH YOU , PLEASE CONTACT WITH ME

  • Vishal H. Gur

    SIR,

    I WATCHED CID ON SONY TELEVISION SO MANY TIMES. IT IS GREAT ENTERTAINMENT SHOW TO THE PUBLIC. I HOPE YOU WILL KEEP IT UP WITH NEW STORIES.

    FURTHER I AM KEEN INTERESTED TO ACT IN THE SERIALS. PLEASE GIVE ME A IF SUITABLE ROLE IS AVAILABLE FOR ME.

    THANKS,
    VISHAL

  • naved haider

    sir
    my name is naved haider i watched cid on sony tv i like cid sir mai apko serial ke liyai ek story dena chata hu mera mob number yai hai 09027661422

  • sunil

    Sir

    i watched cid every show on sony tv cid show is very populor show in india i want work in cid this is my choice.ma bhi chahta hoon ki apke cid ma muje kuch kaam mil jay.

    Thanks

  • Aryan

    Hello sir i liked CID so much and also wish i cast in ur show so plz plz plz sir agar koi role ho toh mujhe plz contect kare that,s my no. 9873624898

  • Malik ALeena

    Sir cid is really a best entrtaining show 4 all. I like it so much personally. i have a real story kindly contact with me then i’ll share it with you. i hope that you will contact with me.
    THANKS. . . . . . .
    Malik Aleena


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