Crime has no face, age, gender, religion or status. While danger is always lurking around, it always comes with certain signs and patterns. It is up to us, the unsuspecting victims, or the bystanders to wise up and learn to read signs that could probably help in stopping a crime from actually taking place. With this thought, Sony Entertainment Television’s Crime Patrol has consistently brought to light criminal cases that shook the nation and taken the onus to spread awareness on how citizens can safeguard themselves by learning to read the warning signs. The series, which was first aired in May 2003, has been the pioneer in the crime genre, successfully empowering people across age groups by creating awareness about the various atrocious crimes committed and justice that followed. The show successfully completes 1000 episodes and is raring to go enabling and empowering audience to safeguard themselves and those around them.
Actor Sanjeev Tyagi who essays the character of a Police officer in the show shares, “I’ve had a wonderful experience working with the show. Because of the show, we as actors have got so much respect even in our real life. Where ever we go, people treat us very nicely and they relate our characters, what we portray in the show and think that we are as good as how we are shown on TV. People look at us with more prestige than what an actor experiences because we play the good cop. In its own way, the show has made the viewers and citizens aware of what is happening around them and how one can actually help in stopping such criminal activities. People do meet us an tell us that a particular episode was good and they have learnt something new from it. It’s a mind-blowing experience and I hope we keep doing this well.”
Ranjendra Shisatkar who has been the part of the show for many years playing the character of a Police inspector shares, “There is a lot to say and after completing 10 years working with the show, summing my experience in 2-3 lines won’t do justice. It has been a great experience. I myself have had the privilege to learn so many things thanks to this show. Now I don’t have to tell people that I’m an actor… the show has given me a lot of good recognition and respect. Its amazing how not a daily soap but a late-night crime show has received so much popularity and people relate the show a lot. Because of crime Patrol, I think the bad image of police that they are corrupt has changed and the police come and thank me saying that because of your show people have a positive image about us. The makers have been very great too and have let me carry out my own style while acting which makes me stand out. Thank you and congratulations to the entire team of Crime Patrol and Sony on this success.”
Crime Patrol continues to highlight how sometimes neglecting signs and small instances may lead to bigger crimes being committed. The show is committed to present a comprehensive and dramatized account heinous crimes as an eye-opener for the viewers and alert them of possible criminal activities prevailing in the society. The episodes will educate the viewers on every situation where the crime could have been prevented in a more sensitive manner.