1.WHICH WERE THE BEST 5 CASES OF 2010 IN YOUR OPINION?
5??? Hmmm...difficult. 5 is a large number. I am posting the ones I remember.
1. Khoon Ki Holi
2.Abhijeet in Coma
3. Chemical bomb
4. Bank Locker ka rahasya (I don't know why, I like this episode)
5. Sr Insp Abhijeet
2.WHICH WERE THE WORST 5 CASES OF 2010 IN YOUR OPINION?
Only 5??? difficult again.
1. Kabarwali ladki
2. Manav bomb
3. Kissa Aadhi Laash ka.
4. Aakhri Chunauti finale.(considering how it dashed our hopes)
5. Samundar mein laash(it was a huge effort by duo under the sea, but their efforts were horribly wasted by a nonsensical story)
3.WHICH PART OF PRODUCTION DO YOU BLAME FOR DRASTIC REGRESSION OF CID?
Cant find one. I cannot comment on the 'behind-the scenes' stuff, but only the overall result.
I feel the bi-weekly was a wrong thing to do. Our actors are overworked, story writers are out of ideas. They are compromising on quality by increasing the quantity.
4.DO YOU HAVE HOPES FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR CID?
Yeah...lots can change, if they put on their thinking caps. More than hope, I am worried. I love our trio too much, I don't want them to suffer a burn-out.
5.DO YOU FEEL 2010 WAS BETTER OR WORSE THAN 2009 AND 2008?
There are stupid episodes in the Lavanya era too. 2008 was a bad year. But 2010 was worse because the number of episodes doubled.
6.WILL YOU STOP WATCHING CID IN 2011 IF THIS CONTINUES?
Can't say...depends on how much my patience holds. My duo should be what they were - smart cops. They have to stop this emotional blackmail. Then I'll sit thru it.
Also, I need a good dose of re-runs of 1998-2005 episodes. That will keep me motivated.
7.IF YOU EVER MEET THE HEAD OF FW OR SONY, WOULD YOU BE BRAVE TO COMPLAIN? HOW WILL YOU COMPLAIN WITHOUT CAUSING AGITATION?
YES. Give me his email id or phone number NOW.
I have complained once and it has fallen on deaf years as far as sony is concerned. How I will complain depends on the situation then.
8.WHAT DO YOU DONT WANT FROM PAST EPISODES (PRE-2008)
There's nothing that I don't want. I love what CID has been.
Even people like Anjalika was necessary to see how Abhijeet would react when Daya was wrongly accused. So, I want her too.
9.DO YOU FEEL CID IN 2011 WILL SPIRAL FURTHER DOWN?
I don't think so...I think we have hit a rock bottom in July 2009 and then sort of reached a slightly higher point. (this is like technical analysis in Stock market) It has to go up from here or remain like this for some time.
10.DO YOU BLAME TODAY'S INDIAN TV SCENARIO FOR CID'S SUDDEN DEPRECIATION?
YES. Everyone is after TRPs. FW is not pulling up their socks and hiring good story writers. No offence to existing ones, but they run out of ideas if they have to write 8-10 stories a month. Need more people for 'out-of-the-box' thinking and fresh ideas. But the TRP thing comes in-between and they have to do stupid stuff like Daya's marriage and Abhijeet going crazy to make people watch it.
Even Daya being on Jhalak is for TRP. He would have been able to focus on CID, but I am sure the channel has coaxed him into dancing in JDJ to get some TRPs for Jhalak. As a result, CID would have suffered. So they have brought this Abhijeet track as long as Daya is on Jhalak. I am sure the 2 are linked. Once Daya is out of Jhalak or Jhalak ends, we might see the Abhijeet stuff coming to a conclusion.
11.WOULD YOU PREFER TO CHANGE CID OR EXPECT OTHERS TO CHANGE IT? (CHANGE FOR BETTER I.E.)
Others have to change it. I am only a fan. I can let them know that we are not happy, but the decisions are not taken by me. If they need help from me, I am ready to offer it.
12.YOUR ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Our trio are extremely good actors and from what the people who have met them have told is, they are sweet people. If they are not tired of acting in CID, I cannot get bored of watching them. Just a mark of respect to the people who have been part of my life for 13 years. If one of them ceases to be on CID or maybe change into someone out of character, I will be unable to bear it.
Edited by visrom - 11 January 2011 at 9:38pm