1. CID – Since 1997
Almost two decades in the making, Sony Entertainment Television’s CID is the longest running show in the history of Indian Television. What began with a weekly crime drama has not ventured on to seasons and spin offs. At first we had CID, the CID Special Bureau and now we have the CID Gallantry Awards. The show has not only given us iconic characters such as the know it all ACP Salunke, the dhasu Daya, the inquisitive Abhijeet and the confused Freddy – but has also provided viewers with subliminal social messages to fight against crime.
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