I think the reason why they skipped Viren's first case is because they mention about forming the CID team. I don't see any other reason but not giving out case titles can't have any explainations.
Originally posted by visrom
Originally posted by Kal El
I disagree that Michael was changed to Fredericks because they wanted him to be the funny guy. Fredericks didn't really become the "joker of the team" until much MUCH later. I dunno why they changed both his name and rank but I doubt that was the reason.
And yes....Fredricks was a bit of a joker even then...I remember the episode with bodies in the water tank(There was no Abhijeet in that episode). He was standing and watching the water tanks for a whole day, when the ACP came and asked him whether he was keeping a close watch or not...and he replies 'main kal se yahin khada hoon, kya aap me se kisi ne bhi yeh poocha ki main toilet bhi gaya hoon ya nahin'. Reminded me of our Fredrick's present Avatar.
I agree with Kal El. Freddie was not meant to be a joker when they started. Even the case you mentione is a 2003 case which is like 5 years since CID started and what he said was not funny, what he said was right. He was just saying that when assigned a job he can do it well, why ACP doubts him infront of so many people.
However now that you mention I am trying to recollect and I feel Dinesh Phadnis had a different language as Michael when compared to Freddie. Infact I have always felt that he even sounds different as Michael. If you look at the Viren case yesterday just see Dinesh Phadnis's body language, thats not how Frieddie is. Michael did come across as a different person to me. I don't know how to put it but Michael came across as a smarter guy while Freddie is ....... is ...... someone who needs to be told what to do or he is not as alert as others. I don't want to say he is not intelligent but he is one of those who work better when someone is always there to tell them what to do. Sudhakar and Frieddie were on the same level but if still Sudhakar came across as a smarter guy than Freddie. If Freddie was stuck in that Sudhakr like situation, I don't think he would have done what Sudhakar did. But as far as I recollect, I have always seen Viren call him Michael but he became Fredricks long before Abhi Sir came in. There was case called "DEATH BY DROWNING" which was aired on Max sometime back and it looked like a case after Viren left and if I am not wrong he was called Freddie here and not Michael. Now only if they don't skip anything we would know better.
I have read Singh Saab's interviews taken long back and I feel he started out keeping Satam Sir in mind, it was to be a one man show but when you say CID its an organisation and you need a team. So when they actually started out in 1998, they started to work on building the team. A typical CID team would have a senior (ACP), his right hand or second in command (Virendra / Abhijit), a tough guy who can get people talking (Daya / Vikram), atleast two junior level officers who can do ground work, collect information (Sudhakar & Frieddie) and atleast one lady officer (Asha). That would make a balanced team. It took them long to for this kind of a team.
@visrom could you please take off the image from your post where you have quoted me. The post became so long I did not realise where you post started.
Edited by prabhanarayan - 10 March 2010 at 6:32pm