Photo courtesy: Mandar Natekar
You’ve got to be kidding me! This is what your first reaction will be once you see this picture from CID. The popular Indian crime show on Sony Entertainment Television has just outclassed itself – no, not in crime stories but in providing comic relief! The CID episode video telecast last weekend had a villain who was a version of the notorious villain from Batman movies – The Joker.
So why are we laughing? Because The Joker on CID looked more like a spoof rather a copy – it was that bad, or a good spoof! The Joker was last played by the late Heath Ledger in Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight (2005). Health passed away due to drug overdose, immortalising the character. But, The Joker itself was first made memorable by three-time Oscar Award-winning actor-filmmaker Jack Nicholson in Batman (1989).
Both these actors lent their own creativity to The Joker, so when we saw a cheap, sidey copy of the same on CID, complete with the same dialogues, we cringed.
The images and video of CID with The Joker went viral and people had a good laugh. It seems one has to be a copycat in order to become the longest running TV show in India!