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Friday, December 30, 2005

Year in Review: Top 5 TV ads

The ads I adored on television this year...

5. Kaun Banega Crorepati - the Vijay Nazare ad. Superb thinking!

4. Samsung TV - starts off with the line "Imagine you receive a package for your neighbour..." The guy opens the package to find a great new TV, and virtually lives with it, till the neighbour arrives. Great work!

3. Visa Card - "How easily can someone convey the use of a credit card!" was my reaction. Richard Gere excels in this ad. Excellent music, and a great idea! Simple, elegant and winning! Click here for more details.

2. Tata Indica - The dishum ad! Brilliant is the only word to describe this one!

The guy puts in a great show! The way he says "Must be true" at the end is so very good! A winner through and through! Click here for more details.

1. Malaysian Airlines - One of the most beautiful, poetic advertisements I have ever seen. It starts off slowly, showing an opera with an empty box seat, a restaurant with a place vacant, a cosy yet empty hotel bed. And then we find that a person is sleeping in an aircraft. Then, these words are uttered... "Surprisingly... the most luxurious experience on earth is often... not on earth!"

6 Comments:

Anonymous shraddha said...

I've not seen ads 2 & 5, but I completely agree with you on the other 3. simply brilliant! you might want to check out http://www.frederiksamuel.com/blog/ for great ads. cheers!

1/01/2006 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous anon arumugam said...

I would also place the MTR Upma ad right on top, for a simple reason-it is the best possible ad for such a common food that even hotels dreads of selling.

It also portrays the bachelor's life and how Upma comes to their rescue...if it is not Ma who saves our cooking, it is going to be Upma.

The bgm is good "ma ma ma ma". Also it is funny, and xgen.

1/03/2006 07:32:00 PM  
Blogger Venkat Ramanan said...

That was a really exhaustive review man!
Knew you were nerdy and pandu, but dinno you were good at watching a lot of movies and writign reviews about them too :) The way to go!
Cheers,
Venkat

1/03/2006 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Vijay Krishna said...

Venkat, I'm the poster-boy for the Mark Twain saying "I was born intelligent. Education ruined me!"

1/05/2006 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger Aparna S Mallya said...

Hi, did you forget to mention abt the 'Mentos' ad or did u just not like it?

1/26/2006 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Vijay Krishna said...

I didn't think very high of it.

1/31/2006 07:54:00 AM  

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