Sunday, April 19, 2009


The advertisements of yester years which we grew up watching have somehow etched on my mind permanently. At that time in 1980’s and 90’there was not much creativity in advertisements but they still remain fresh because they were rerun almost everyday and with less exposure to TV we used to wait for them unlike today when audiences are forced to take a break!
Here, I open the Pandora box of nostalgic moments. Enjoy!

The foremost ad which comes to mind is that of Bajaj tubes. Remember the jingle ‘Jab main chota baccha tha badi shararat karta tha……meri chori pakdi jati jab roshan hota Bajaj…..”

Another one is of Melody chocolates. Who will ever forget that teasing question? “Melody itni choclatee kaisi bani?”

And can anybody forget Lalita ji jinki Surf me hi khariddari samajhdari thi!

“I am a Complan girl /boy”.We almost identified with the Complan girl and boy.By the way do you know who that Complan kids were? They were Shahid Kapur of Jab We Met fame and Ayesha Takia of Dor fame!

Another funny ad which I recall was that of Dabur Lal Manjan where a teacher asks a student, “Arre Raju, tumhare daant to motiyon se chamak rahein hain ?”To which the student replies, “Kyun na chamkenge master jee,main Dabur Lal Dant Manjan jo istemal karta hun.

Then there was an ad of Vicco Vajradanti.

And then the classic ad of Maggi 2 minute instant noodles. “Badi gajab ki bhookh lagi,Maggi chahiye mujhe abhi”-hearing these lines made us feel hungry too!

Last but not the least how popular was the ad of Cherry Blossom was because of Charlie Chaplin in it.

Any more ads which you remember……


Anonymous said...

U can add Nirma add which says "Doodh se safedi nirma se aye, ..... Jaya aur sushma, sabki pasand Nirma, washing powder Nirma"

Mad Blogger said...

how about the bajaj adds... buland bharat ki buland tasveer... hamara bajaj...

That was one heck of an ad thet went on and on for years....

anamika said...

my favourate one was of Dhara ad in which kuch kuch hota fame sardar was there...mein ghar chor ke ja raha hun..