Whenever we hear the dialogue 'Daya, kuch toh Gadbad hai,' the only person who flashes before our eyes is ACP Pradyuman from the iconic crime-thriller CID. Portrayed by the veteran Marathi theatre and cinema actor Shivaji Satam, the show, as well as the character, attained a cult status during its course on TV. An Indian thriller that possibly got maximum re-telecast, CID remains fresh in our minds forever. Now, as channels are running out of content due to the Coronavirus lockdown, a number of them have considered the idea of re-runs of classic shows. While it isn't an unknown fact that the mythological show Ramayan is re-launched on Doordarshan, Sony TV has also given the go-ahead to telecast programs namely CID, Aahat and Yeh Un Dino Ki Baat Hai. Talking about CID making a comeback on the small screens during the lockdown, Shivaji aka ACP Pradyuman, in an interview with a leading daily, told that the show gave him recognition. He further added that he is overjoyed that the audience will get another chance to experience engaging stories that they told.
“It makes me happy and joyous that people will again get to see and experience CID. It ran for 22 years -- that’s not something you can achieve with poor content. Our stories were so engaging for people. Everywhere I go today, people recognise me as ACP. It was such a good experience for us as actors because we became a large family. The show saw so many actors come and go. It will be fun to relive all of that,” Shivaji told.
— SonyTV (@SonyTV) April 1, 2020
Speaking of CID, the crime thriller aired on Sony TV in 1998. Starring Dayanand Shetty and Aditya Srivastava as Senior Inspector Daya and Abhijeet, the show revolved around the crime branch and their own ways to solve murder mysteries in every episode.
(Source: Times Of India/Twitter)