Television
Report on Shemaroo

Sony to bust crime on Fridays with reality show

MUMBAI: It's changing all right. After jump starting the changing spree with musical game show Kuch Kehti Hai Yeh Dhun and later introducing a weekly thriller Sambhav Asambhav, next on the Sony agenda is a reality show Crime Patrol. Launching on 9 May at 10:30 pm, the show that marks the television debut of model Diwakar Pundir, is gearing up to strengthen the channel's Friday line up.

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 audience."

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 felonies.

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 their eyes.

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 before."

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 cameras.

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.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/05/12/photogrid_plus_1620810463471.jpg?itok=RRzMZfN-
Covid aid: Zee Bangla Cinema says ‘we’re there for you’ with amraachhi.org

NEW DELHI: Zee Bangla Cinema, in association with its digital partner Mind and Matter, has launched a website named Amra Achhi (amraachhi.org) which means 'We are there' to provide all Covid-related help to people in West Bengal.  The website is a one-stop destination for all information related to...

Television TV Channels Regional
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/05/12/photogrid_plus_1620805828618.jpg?itok=U5y9JkaB
Milagrow founder Rajeev Karwal loses battle against Covid

MUMBAI: Milagrow Robots founder & chairman Rajeev Karwal died of Covid-19 on Wednesday morning after he was on ventilator support for almost a week. He was known for his contribution to the Indian electronics and technology space. 

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/05/12/photogrid_plus_1620802169241.jpg?itok=A6_8bohv
&pictures brings the television premiere of ‘The Power’

MUMBAI: Offering a treat to action movie lovers, &pictures will premiere Vidyut Jammwal's The Power on 15 May at 8 PM. Directed by National award-winning filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar, the film is loaded with high-octane action scenes featuring Jammwal.  Packed with the strong performance of...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/05/12/photogrid_plus_1620801970424.jpg?itok=VU3u-pst
Cartoon Network’s family fun time with Best Summer Ever campaign

NEW DELHI: Kids' entertainment channel Cartoon Network has rolled out the Best Summer Ever campaign for kids and parents, which aims to transform homes into the ultimate destinations for exciting adventures that could be enjoyed with the entire family.  As a part of the Best Summer Ever campaign...

Television TV Channels Kids
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/05/12/krishna-menon.jpg?itok=U1tzaV5v
The Q India promotes Krishna Menon as COO

The QYOU Media Inc has appointed Krishna Menon as the COO of its Hindi language youth-oriented channel The Q India, available in over 100 million TV households and to over 612 million OTT and mobile users.

Television TV Channels People
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/05/12/cit.jpg?itok=kqGVYnEu
CINTAA urges producers to follow Covid SOPs, says lapse could impact the whole unit

The Cine and Television Actors' Association (CINTAA) has urged producers to follow standard operating procedures (SOP) during the shooting and production stages to protect actors from Covid-19. The request from CINTAA comes at a time when several actors have tested positive for Covid, and some of...

Television Production House Fiction
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/05/11/photogrid_plus_1620724084175.jpg?itok=CO4COQFY
Sony Pictures Sports Network unveils UEFA EURO 2020 fixtures

KOLKATA: With the UEFA EURO 2020 barely a month away, Sony Pictures Sports Network has unveiled the schedule for the biggest football tournament in 2021 gathers pace. The tournament kicks off 11 June 2021 live on Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 3 (in Hindi) channels in India.

Television TV Channels Sports
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/05/11/photogrid_plus_1620714595449.jpg?itok=zLDmYXtA
&pictures wins big at Global Digital Marketing Excellence Awards 2021

MUMBAI: &pictures began the award season on a high note by bagging three metals across ‘Global Digital Marketing Excellence Awards 2021’ for its innovative brand refresh campaign – On Nahi, Full On. At ‘Global Digital Marketing Excellence Awards 2021’ &pictures bagged three awards in...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/05/11/ipl.jpg?itok=WTQewpSw
Remaining IPL matches to be played outside India: BCCI prez Sourav Ganguly

The remainder of the suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be played outside the country, said Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) head Sourav Ganguly, putting to rest a lot of speculations about the league.

Television TV Channels Sports

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required