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My journey with CID and IF
I start off with something which you all anyway know. It was a boring day in 1998, when my parents had gone to attend a wedding and I was studying for my exams. I decided to be naughty and switched on the TV. It was a local cable connection with only 4-5 channels which had clear transmission - Zee TV, Star Plus, MTV, Channel V and Sony TV. I remember the Sony logo used to be on the bottom right side of the screen those days. While browsing through these channels, I saw a familiar face - that of Ashutosh Gowarikar (whom I liked since his Circus days). I watched it for some time and came to know that it was a crime series - something which I always loved. I watched the episode and found ACP Pradyuman a strict boss, a bald doctor who found clues in the most unlikely places and a very dashing lady cop- Asha. I loved her. She was what I always wanted to be like. The story ended half-way and I wanted to know what happened next. So I went back to the same channel, same time the next week. Thus started my journey with CID.
I used to watch this programme whenever I could, but never put in any extra effort, because I was busy with my exams and my parents always had something else to see. I used to watch the re-run on Saturday evenings. I started noticing a tall handsome guy standing behind Viren, not doing much, not talking much and someone who looked shy in front of the camera. One day there was the episode 'Case of the missing bullet' which was centred around this guy, Daya who was to become one of the pillars of our show. The episode ended in suspense with Daya being accused of murder and suspended from duty. I desperately waited for Wednesday to come(those days CID used to be on Wednesday nights). The last part of the episode showed Daya trying to shoot himself. I shouted out to him not to do it and felt a rush of relief when ACP stopped him at the right time. I fell in love with this programme and with Daya. From then on, I started watching CID mainly to see what Daya was doing.
A few episodes later Viren left. I missed him for several days. I thought CID had lost its charm, but there was Daya left to see. (My memory fails here about the timeline, pls excuse me) There were some episodes which I skipped and one of them was 'Stolen Gun' which I saw for the first time only a year back. I didn't realise back then that I was missing a masterpiece by a wonderful performer. On a rainy night in 1999, an episode started with a man wearing a maroon t-shirt, looking lost, lonely and confused. I recognised the actor but had not paid attention to him before. His brooding expression and exceptional acting won me over. My cable TV guy ditched, the transmission went off in the middle of the episode, leaving me fuming. I watched the re-run on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed it. I found another reason to watch CID - Abhijeet.
After this, I watched most of the episodes till 2004, loved some of the moments between Daya and Abhijeet, their transition from Junior-Senior to friends and their chemistry with Asha. The three of them were a nice team. Abhijeet seemed to have got a smile on his face, though not his memory. He had settled down in CID and had found something to live for. I learnt a very important lesson from Abhijeet and the words ACP told him in 'Stolen Dynamite' - that if we keep brooding about the past, our future is going to suffer. We must be strong enough to forget the past and move on. We can't change the past, but can control what we do in future.
I was abroad for 3 years ' from 2004 to 2007 and those days there was no youtube, no IF, no Nipun, nothing. So I missed everything on CID. I used to read articles on sites like rediff about the 111-minute single shot episode and the fact that ACP Pradyuman was leaving. When I read this, I thought it was good that I don't get to see CID anymore. I just couldn't imagine CID without ACP Pradyuman. Then I got the news that he was back ' it was a drama in true FW style.
I came back to India in 2007 and then started watching it again, but not as regularly as before, as I was busy with my life. I was actually dismayed to see that there was no Asha. She was there back in 2004 before I stopped watching and now there was a size 0 model with open hair (Muskaan) and a new guy with light eyes(Vivek). I remember having seen Khooni Mosquito Mat(Murder in the air) where Vivek was gasping for breath...I was so worried about him. I started noticing him regularly after that.
Overall, we never had such a feed of re-runs. So till 2009, I watched the episodes just once and forgot about it, though some images remained in my mind forever, like Abhijeet falling down on the road to demonstrate how the laash was thrown into the car and Daya catching him on time.
Then came Aug 2009, with the most dreaded episode of all time. I watched Behrupiya and was in a shock for the next full week. My family members were worried about me, I didn't tell them that I was upset about a TV character (they would have made fun of me). My friends were asking me if there was some trouble at home...I didn't tell a soul about that was bothering me.
Around that time I was doing some official work searching for something else and came upon this site. I didn't join but got to see this CID forum. There were some active members like Luna Lovegood, Sara Sachi, Debayon, Ramya and many more. People were discussing about what would happen to Daya and someone was saying that Daya has appeared in the Gallantry awards promo, so he has to be there in CID and he'll be back. Those words were like nectar to me. I didn't sign up on IF but I started going through old posts and found it very interesting. I read episode summaries, discussions and stuff.
Then God smiled upon us and Sony started showing old episode re-runs sometime in September 2009. All the old episode memories came rushing back and watching them repeatedly followed by reading the discussions on IF increased my passion for this show. I realised how much our duo has meant to me all these years and was happy to see many more people who share the same passion as me. Finally I decided to join exactly 1 year back (26th Nov).
I made many friends, some who are still here, some who have left, some who are less active, some new friends. Overall it has been a lovely experience on IF. I discovered a side of myself which I never knew existed ' the ability to write CID stories and funny scenes. It's something I really enjoy. I consider myself to have achieved something great if I write a silly scene and get some ROFL smileys in return.
So, that's where I remain now - I keep IF open on another window and when my work gets boring and I need a break, I just press Alt+Tab.
(I have tried to format my essay several times, it's just not working, sorry about that)
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Hi Everyone,As of now I've had 2 people telling me on PM that 'they are not good at essay writing' and that they will not participate.
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