The reality show on the One Alliance bouquet's flagship Hindi entertainment
channel will feature crime as it happens, incidents such as speeding
or drunken driving and how the police deals with such offenses.
According to Sony Entertainment Television executive vice president
Sunil Lulla: "Crime Patrol aims at becoming a distinct and
preferred viewing alternative for our viewers, drawing in the male
Speaking to indiantelevison.com, Cinevistaas' creative director
of the show Neeraj Naik said: "The half an hour show is as real
as any reality show gets. It is not just about thrilling the audience
with wild chases and life and death encounters, every episode conveys
a message." During each episode, the channel claims to investigate
a minimum of two to three cases ranging from petty crimes to serious
Clearing up few facts, Naik said that though the comparison of
the show with the much popular Police Videos currently airing
on Star World is unavoidable, the outlook of both the shows is different.
While Police Videos is a police department compilation, the
production house has a wide network across the country on the job
that is either stationed or constantly in touch with the police
stations and follows the police to watch the crime unfold before
Amongst the many content providers, one pivotal is Nalini Singh's
TV Live India that will be capturing the footage and supplying it.
According to Sony Entertainment Television (SET) creative director
Rajesh Devraj: "From interrogations to crime scene investigations,
Crime Patrol shows it all. You may get to join a police raid
or have a truly chilling encounter with a murderer. At another level,
there may be an amusing piece on bickering neighbours or a breathalyser
test. Either ways, it's a world you've never seen on television
Every story will showcase the unraveling of a crime or incident
or the apprehending of the defaulter by the police. While the research
for the show and the required permissions from the authorities might
have taken eight long months of homework, the actual crime doesn't
come with a warning. The entire team including directors S Subramanium
and Rohit Khanna is always on hold, ready to film with their DV
Containing all the masala, surprisingly the glamour angle is not
provided by former Grasim Mr India Diwakar Pundir- who calls his
transition to screen as a natural progression. This former pilot
will be a sort of a sutradhar, who will take the viewer along to
experience and witness the police in action.
Speaking of his role, he says that despite the protocol, even he
is forever on the call as he is not supposed to just host it but
provide an on the spot analysis. "With the nature of the crime being
so volatile and the job profile being not your usual anchor presenter
kind you don't have a script ready."
With a good track record of the channel with crime related shows
like Bhanwar, it is just a few hours wait for Crime Patrol
to unveil and prove its mettle.