Ads are great stress busters. They come in between soaps, movies, reality shows & news headlines to break the monotony of the program. Ads provide us breaks that we can utilize to stretch our bones or go to relieve ourselves or fetch a glass of water or check quickly what’s going on other channels. Some ads are really entertaining, some are educating, some are in public interest, or some might be plain boring. Whatever might be but we can’t escape ads. They are the bread & butter of any channel to survive. My little daughter refuses to eat until we entertain her with some ads especially featuring kids & babies (Evian, Pampers, Johnson & Johnson’s, Huggies, KitKat, Pears etc.). I have a whole lots of ads packed in my pen drive just for her.
While browsing YouTube to download ads, I came across the very old ads I have grown with. These are the ads with very melodious jingles. They were everlasting and touched heart of the audience of that era. Doordarshan was part of our lives and so were these ads. Filmy celebrity endorsements were very few. These ads have made some characters household names and established the actors as mini celebrities. Who can forget Lalitaji (of Surf fame), although the real Lalitaji (Kavita Choudhury) acted in a TV serial, Udaan, but she will be always remembered for the ad than the serial. Here I have reproduced some ad jingles and links to watch them. Please add if I have missed anything in the comments.
Also some memorable opening songs of popular TV programs and National Integration songs are added at the end.
1: ECE Bulb
Jingle: Bhool Na Jana ECE Bulb Hi Lana. It is delight to watch the jingle in various dialects. Everybody is reminding our hero Paintal not to forget & bring only ECE bulb.
2: Kayam Churna
Starring: Rakesh Bedi in his most memorable ad ever.
3: Bajaj Bulbs
Note: Check Malavika Tiwari at the end of this ad as the wife of the old man. She was one of the most successful model at that time. She had acted in tele serial Kashish with Sudesh Berry, also seen in the SRK starer film Chamatkar.
4: Bajaj Sevashram Bramhi Amla Hair Oil
Staring: Poonam Dhilon
5: Old Hamara Bajaj Ad
Note: Featuring only Bajaj scooter range i.e. Chetak & Super.
6: New Hamara Bajaj Ad
Note: Featuring entire Bajaj two-wheeler range i.e. Chetak, Super, 4S, Sunny, M-80 etc.
7: Bajaj Chetak Scooter
Jingle: Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai… Siti Baja Rahi Hai… Chalna Hi Zindagi Hai… Chalte Hi Jaa Rahen Hai
8: Surf Ultra
Note: Ad guys discovered a brilliant talent Asawari Joshi with this ad who made a remarkable debut with the punchline ‘Dhoondte Reh Jaoge’. Also can be seen Kunal Khemu in his child avatar.
9: Amul – the Taste of India (old)
10: Doodh Doodh Doodh
Note: Many well known model/actors can been seen in this ensemble caste i.e. Malavika Tiwari, Yatin Karyekar, Samir Soni etc.
11: Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Ad 01
12: Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Ad 02
Note: The beautiful girl in the ad is late Sophiya Haque who succumbed to cancer in 2012.
13: Dabur Lal Dant Manjan
14: Dabur Amla Hair Oil (Jaya Prada & Deepika Chikhalia)
15: Dabur Amla Hair Oil (Sridevi)
16: Dabur Sharbat-E-Azam
Starring: Meenakshi Sheshadri & Arjun (of Mahabharat fame)
17: Vicco Vajradanti Powder Ad 01
18: Vicco Vajradanti Powder Ad 02
19: Vicco Turmeric Cream
20: Vicks Action 500
21: Vicks Caugh Drops
Starring: Jayant Kripalani who appeared in TV serials Ji Mantriji & Khandaan.
22: Tata Tea
Starring: Anu Agarwal & Javed Jaafri performing a Jumma Chumma act.
23. Lehar Pepsi
Note: This is the first Pepsi ad when it entered in India in early nineties. Starring Juhi Chawla & Remo Fernandez.
24: Dhara Cooking Oil
Starring: Perzaan Dastur
25: Nataraj Pencil
26: Lijjat Papad
Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia & Smita Jayakar
Starring: Ankita Jhaveri
30: Fevicol Ad
Starring: Rajkumar Hirani
31: Sundrop Refined Sunflower Oil
32: Nirma Washing Powder
Starring: Sangeeta Bijlani, Atul Agnihotri & host of other actors.
33: Fevi Kwik
34: Lipton Tiger Tea
35: Surf Washing Powder
Starring: Kavita Choudhary
36: Pepsi Ad
Starring: Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai (before Miss World) & Ritu Choudhury (before Pardes). Aamir & Aish can been seen together in this Pepsi ad, long before they switched to Coke.
37: Boost Ad 01
Starring: Kapil Dev
38: Boost Ad 02
Starring: Kapil Dev
39: Boost Ad 03
Starring: Kapil Dev & Sachin Tendulkar
41: Ajanta Clocks
42: Titan Ad 01
43: Titan Ad 02
44: Digjam Suitings
Starring: Shekhar Kapur
45: Garden Saree Ad 01
Starring: Lisa Ray
46: Garden Saree Ad 02
Starring: Madhu Sapre
47: Prestige Pressure Cooker
Starring: Raja Bundela
48: Gold Spot
Starring: Javed Jaffery
Starring: Salman Khan
50: Liril Ad
Note: This is the first ad in the water fall theme starring Karen Lunel.
51: Liril Ad Compilation
Starring: Karen Lunel, Anjali Jathar, Pooja Batra, Ruchi Malhotra, Anisha Dalal & others.
52: Pan Parag Pan Masla
Starring: Ashok Kumar & Shammi Kapoor
53: Ravalgaon Mango Mood Ad 01
54: Ravalgaon Mango Mood Ad 02
55: Ravalgaon Pan Pasand Set 01
Starring: Archana Joglekar, Rhea Pillai & others
56: Ravalgaon Pan Pasand Set 02
Starring: Javed Jaffery & others
57: Ravalgaon Pan Pasand Set 03
58: Onida 21 TV
59: Onida 14 TV
01: Mile Sur Mera Tumhara
02: Pyar Ki Ganga Bahe
Starring: Jackie Shroff (with kid Tiger Shroff), Govinda, Anil Kapoor (with kid Sonam Kapoor), Rishi Kapoor (with kid Ranbir Kapoor), Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Prosenjeet, Chiranjeevi, Rajanikanth, Mamooty, Naseeruddin Shah, Rupa Ganguly, Dimple Kapadia and host of other actors in this melodious song.
03: National Integration Theme
Starring: Sunil Gavaskar, PT Usha, Prakash Padukone, Dilip Vengsarkar, Maninder Singh & host of other sports persons carrying torch.
04: Rashtriya Saksharta Mission
05: Ek Chidiya… Anek Chidiyan (Films Division)
06: Doordarshan Montage
07: Junoon Montage
08: Surabhi Intro
09: Jungle Book Title Song
10: Ye Jo Hai Zindagi Title Song
11: Flop Show Title Song
12: He-Man Intro
Disclaimer: This post is a compilation of videos from YouTUBE. I am thankful to those people who have taken pain and uploaded such wonderful videos over internet. The present and coming generations will always remain grateful to them.