Remember the good old days when having a Black and White TV was one of the biggest luxuries in life. Everybody from the neighbourhood used to sit together and relish the shows on Doordarshan channel. It not only entertained us but developed healthy relationships between people. Uncle, aunty, cousins, siblings, and grandparents used to glue their eyes to the screen and memorise each episode and dialogue of their favourite show. What fun it was!
Classic Shows and Commercials of the past are still remembered:
Kids from the block used to share stories of Byomkesh Bakshi and Surag with each other, as their besties weren’t allowed to watch late night shows. Classic serials like Buniyaad, Waqt ki Raftaar, Shanti, Surbhi, Chitrahaar, Shaktimaan and Captian Vyom are still remembered by generations.
In the midst of these serials, advertisements were played. Some of which became so famous, that we still sing their jingles and remember them. From the script to their direction and the music, everything was so captivating back then. To entice you here are 10 classic advertisements that will make you nostalgic.
Dhaara Oil, Dhara Dhara Shudh Dhara Jalebi Ad
Yup, you are right the kid featured in this video is Sadarji from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. This is such a heartwarming treat from the past.
Complan Ad, I am a Complan Girl
You’ll be surprised to know, these cute kids are none other than Bollywood heartthrobs Shahid Kapoor and Ayesha Takia.
Action Ad, School Time, Action ka School Time
The kid with the golden curly locks is Tejan Diwanji, who featured in many commercials during the ‘90s. He also played the love-struck kid in the remix of “Pehla Nasha”. Tejan didn’t make a career in TV and films but studied at the University of Maryland Medical Center in the US. He is now a specialist in Radiation Oncology at the Adult Medicine Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Niram Detergent Ad, Washing Powder Nirma
It is India’s most famous advertisement which features many characters. But the most iconic character is the dancing girl in a white frock, which is also the logo for the brand. The woman who makes multiple appearances in the ad is none other than Sangeeta Bijlani, the former love interest of Salman Khan.
Funny Feviquick Commercial
This funny commercial of Feviquick has two of the greatest actors, who featured in many ads, TV serials,and films.
Amul Milk Ad, Amul Doodh Pita Hai India
This one is by Amul, the one responsible for bringing the white revolution in India. All commercials of Amul are interesting in their own way. But this one has the most amazing jingle, which ‘90s kids couldn’t help but sing.
Nirma Soap Ad, Saundarya Sabun Nirma
After the most famous Washing Powder Nirma. Here’s Saundarya Sabun Nirma for you, featuring the ever so gorgeous, Sonali Bendre.
Liril Ad, La Laa Lalaa
This became a hit because of its catchy music and for bringing the fresh face Preity Zinta in it, who later gave a stellar performance in Soldier, her debut film.
Hamdard Cinkara Ad Javed Jaffrey
Many would be surprised to see the lanky fellow dangling like a thread in this video is actually Javed Jaffrey. Kids from the ‘90s used to tease skinny boys by calling them Cinkara or Chinkara. Yeah! We were badass kids.
Rasna Old Ad, I Love You Rasna
This reminds us of the scorching summers of the ‘90s when we used to request our parents for buying Rasna. So we could play with the prankies that we got for free in Rasna’s box. Good old memories.
That’s all folks! Will bring the new Top 10 list the next time.