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Telly points: Scratch fest

tv Updated: Mar 25, 2009 14:36 IST
Janaki Viswanathan
Janaki Viswanathan
Hindustan Times
Highlight Story

Monaco ad
This biscuit inspires prank ideas. No, really. Aamir Khan munches on the salties and gets the ‘amazing’ idea of playing a practical joke on a stern sports coach. He makes it look as if someone has scratched the coach’s brand new four-wheeler. And later, the coach is actually amused to see it’s just a scrawl on sticky tape. Pooh!

Head turner
Virgin Mobile ad
Thin guy and chubby guy talk in ‘phone-slide code’ to the former’s suspicious girlfriend. Thin guy slides phone open and shut and chubby guy responds accordingly to girlfriend’s razor-sharp questions. Makes no sense? Didn’t to me either. Only redeeming point: thin guy and chubby guy’s perfectly coordinated head bob in the end.

Celeb invasion
Airtel Digital TV ad

It’s the celebrities-invade-personal-space ad all over again. Only this time, it’s Joy Sengupta who has to bear Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor waltzing and A R Rahman playing the piano with the lady of the house. There’s an offer to meet these three stars. Finally, Sengupta wants to plonk himself in front of the television, only there’s no room. “House full!” informs Khan. Feel sorry for Sengupta.

Pretty doesn’t do it
Maruti Esteem ad

Cute little girl is sad that no one in her school ‘notices’ her and thinks she’s “Not pretty”. Daddy has the perfect solution. He drives her around in his new shiny car. Her classmates look over enviously and little girl has her nose in the air. “Am I so pretty?” she asks her doting driving dad. Kid needs a psych consult not a four-wheeler drive! What’s wrong with these guys?

About a boy
PCRA Save Petrol ad

Boy is driving home with dad (Ram Kapoor) when they stop at a traffic signal. Boy touches a raw nerve when he informs his dad that he’ll open a cycle repair shop when he grows up because there won’t be any petrol left by then. Dad is enlightened. Nice!