Crime Patrol Dial 100

Today afternoon I watched a couple of episodes, really really shocking stories. I wondered; How much of truth is there to these stories?
* Are these REAL stories, shown through various episodes of Crime Patrol?
OR
* Are all these stories fictional, scripted and exaggerated ?

Some stories shown, easily sends chills down ones spine. I can understand, maybe some of these things happen..but then to the extreme extents that script writers go to making an episode look real, is frightening to say the least. There is no topic that is left untouched that Crime Patrol hasn’t covered..rape (gang rape), acid attacks, robbery, murder, prostitution, sexual harassment at work, dowry, kidnapping, incest, revenge, deceit…and the list goes on.

As much as ‘Crime Patrol’ serves the purpose of making people aware of what goes on in a country like ours, it also gives ideas to those ‘frustrated-criminal’ minds who might want to copy and try out activities like this.

Another thing which must be emphasized here is the picturization of the Indian Police Force and Crime Branch efficiency when it comes to nabbing the criminal in these episodes. If only the police were 50% of what is shown on screen, in the real life, this country would be not twice as bad as it seems. Again, not all Police officials are corrupt, but then who can tell the difference.

The average Indian would try and tackle the problem herself/himself rather than go to the Police.. am I not right?

Instead of ‘feeling safe’ at a police station, it is just the opposite especially for women.

I don’t know how many of you watch this serial. For those who do, what are your views?

7 thoughts on “Crime Patrol Dial 100

  1. I believe watching too much in one go makes one paranoid. I had to stop my mom from watching it too often for the same reason. Watching it in moderation is fine and it keeps us alert to what is going on, especially in Mumbai.

  2. It becomes hard to digest after a point of time. I guess if we keep watching them continuously then we will start having doubts on each and every person. So have completely stopped watching these crime related stuff like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India (there was one more in colors channel, don’t remember the name though). If these were not enough, then they also have ‘youth’ based crime show ‘Gumrah’ on Channel V.

  3. I used to watch it regularly every night at 10.30 but I realized that a lot of negativity and insecurity was getting on to me. While the stories that they show are real and it creates awareness to a very large extent but it does spread a lot of negativity. Further to it, I hate to imagine what the child artists must be going thru while they act for the role of child abuse and what not! Are we setting wrong examples in front of them??

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