For a change, no party, no movie, no eating out and no India calling today. This Friday seems to be little boring. As always YouTube comes to my rescue and what do I accidentally find? The gems of yesterday: Commercials that many of us have grown up watching. I am sure we all have some association or memory related to each of the following advertisements.
Here is what came to my mind as I was watching them:
- Doordarshan startup theme
I don’t think anyone can forget this startup theme. It sounds more familiar than windows startup.
- Parle-G biscuits
“To dunk or not to dunk” is a new thing for Oreo cookies but it’s a tradition since decades in India. Parle-G is the one who started this tradition. I know many friends who still enjoy the moist Parle-G biscuit dunked in a hot cuppa tea.
- Lijjat papad
Oh boy, I still cannot eat any other papad. It has to be Lijjat, no matter how old (expired) they are from the India store but still they taste far better than the other new ones.
- Bajaj Scooter
There was a time when the term “Bajaj Scooter” was interchangeably used to refer to any two wheelers (assuming that if you have one it will be a Bajaj super). My uncle still owns a historic Bajaj super from 80s (not sure if they are still sold in India).
In general I don’t like coco candies, but this video makes me want one for myself.
- Dhara oil
The cuttie “jaleebi..?” ad.
Marvelous imagination. Both the ads are simply superb.
- Sundrop oil
May be this was the ad which sow the seed of food cravings in me. I still desire to make such huge food items someday J.
Considering the heat in subcontinent this ad targeted the nerve of Indian people (including me). I would never say no to a chilled glass of Rasna (orange flavor please).
- Nirma washing powder
Catchy tune and a funky sound to start with made this a super hit ad.
- Bajaj bulbs and tubes
Again, nice jingle.
Chal meri luna…Ha ha ha…I cannot imagine that my uncle used to transport 3 adults and 2 kids on this vehicle. It was a delight to watch it move at blazing 5 kmph speed.
Till date whenever I have sore throat, I think of having Vicks (however halls is another option now)
Wah! Suneelbabu, Badhiya hai….
Leaves an impact and conveys the message in few seconds.
- Amul doodh
I hate doodh in general but I like this ad.
Oldest ad which I could remember of a cell phone.
It really makes you feel that having a cup of Nescafe is going to “magically” change your day. For me that is done by Starbucks (Sorry Nescafe L)
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