Well CID has had actors playing criminals and then getting to become a CID officer and vice-versa. This is nothing new, its been a trend in episodic series. Actors come play various parts and go.
Since the thread started with Jasveer, she has played a criminal in The Mysterious Gift (aired 4-Aug-2006) and Case Of The Talking Parrot (aired 25-May-2007). She joined as a CID officer in Maut Ka Aashirwad (aired 14-May-2010) after a span of 3 years. If it was not for the re-runs this point would not have mattered.
This is not the only example, our very own Aditya Srivastav played a criminal in THE CASE OF THE STOLEN GUN - 1 (aired 21-Oct-1998) and joined as a cop in THE CASE OF THE STOLEN DYNAMITE - 1 (aired 21-Jul-1999).
Amarr Upadyay first played a CID officer in Murder In The Safety Vault (aired 12-May-2006) and then a criminal in Return Of The Clown (aired 17-Aug-2007)
A lot of actors who were CID officers in the early part of 1998 before the CID Team took shape (earlier there was no team, ACP would head a bunch of officers who kept changing) have played criminals in stories later. Like the actor who played the criminal in The Case Of The Killer Machine (aired 7-Dec-2007) was a CID officer in KISSA ANJAAN AAWAZON KA aired in early 1998.
That is fine, but my problem is the same set of support cast is ebing used since 5-6 years now. We have the same faces, doing the same things. For example the person who played the criminal in Bhootiya Qatil (aired 24-Jul-2009) has played the criminal so many times that when we see him on the screen even without knowing what part he has to play, we just know he is the one. Add to that these actors, if that is what we should be calling them are horrible at what they do. They just can't act. We need better actors and different set of faces now. The look and feel of the show is got totally monotonous and the same set of side actors is one of the biggest reasons for it.
Edited by prabha. - 26 October 2010 at 11:36am