Crime Patrol TV series (2003-2006, 2010- present)
Crime Patrol hosted by Anoop Soni, aired on Sony is a television series that presents various crimes committed in India and how our police department deals with them.
There was a detective series called The New Detectives on Discovery, where the Police with the help of Forensics help solve crimes and bring the criminals to Justice, and I loved that show, so when Crime Patrol was aired I liked it not only because it was on the same lines but also because it brought to light the various crimes that people in India are victims of and bringing those morons to Justice. Anoop Soni does a good job as the host, although he needs a wardrobe change with all the tight jeans and shirts he usually wears.
Now coming to the show, if you watch a few episode you can make out that in most of the episodes the victims are women. And when people tell me women in India have the utmost respect are only kidding themselves. And by this I dont mean to say women dont commit crimes and that we dont respect them, they do commit a lot of crimes but the sheer volume of crimes committed against them is overwhelming. Rape, flesh trade, female genocide are some of the many crimes that we get to see in this show. Its so unfortunate to see kids as victims of rape and Kidnap, my mom just dosent watch any episode which involves kids.
And its safe to say that crime partol does away with the myth, may be not completely but to some extent atleast that in India marriage is the foundation on which the nation is built or something on those lines. We get to see so many episodes in which extra-Martial affairs is the sole reason for someones death. Husband gets to know that his wife/Girl cheated on him so he kills either his girl or the guy and vice versa, women are no less evil when it comes to killing their loved ones or killing for their loved ones. So when people say divorces in India are way less and its because of our culture and our upbringing, I say Bull. Its better to get divorced and live rather than having to face the fingers pointed at them by the society and kill someone.
So in conclusion all I want to say is Crime patrol is an eye opener (even though lately the episode are over dramatic and sometimes outright silly), and helps us understand our society better and how to deal with some situations in case we are, God forbid, found in one.
Series Rating: ****