Sony TV plays it safe with crime based shows

When it comes to TRP’s, Sony TV has seen a rough phase in the past. While Star Plus, Colors & Zee TV were enjoying the success of shows like Gulaal, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Laagi Tujhse Lagan,Balika Vadhu, Pavitra Rishta, Yahaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli etc., Sony was still struggling for a good show.

In the past one year, many of its shows have been replaced owing to poor response from the audiences.  While other channels were basking in the glory of their one year & two year old shows, Sony was going through a bad phase with shows like Baat Hamari Pakki Hai, Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi & Surya – The Super Cop that ran only for a few months. The only show that helped Sony was the decade old series CID. And owing to the success of CID, new crime series like Adaalat & another season of Crime Patrol made its way to the Indian television screens. Though today things have changed for the channel, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

In spite of the fact that fictional shows like Saas Bina Sasural and Bade Achche Lagte Hain & reality shows like Kaun Banega Crorepati and Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega have been able to garner a good number of eyeballs for the channel, Sony TV is still playing its lucky old cards. Its latest offering, ‘Prayaschit, Gunahon Ke Zakhm’, is a show that will feature criminals like former bandit Seema Parihar, Mumbai goon Laxman Gole, killer Samunder Singh & many others. The series will depict the life of these criminals, right from the start of their criminal careers to the period of remorse & guilt.

The show is hosted by Tisca Chopra and aired every Friday at 9 pm.


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