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No aam baat

* Maaza ad: Elderly uncle is obsessed with all things ‘aam.’ He goes moony-eyed thinking, dreaming and talking of the golden fruit...Janaki Viswanathan awards telly points...

tv Updated: Mar 12, 2009 20:22 IST
Telly points | Janaki Viswanathan
Telly points | Janaki Viswanathan
Hindustan Times

No aam baat Aam baatein
* Maaza ad
Elderly uncle is obsessed with all things ‘aam.’ He goes moony-eyed thinking, dreaming and talking of the golden fruit.. he even dons a mango-printed pair of pajamas. And irritates the neighbourhood grocer with queries about the mango season. Until his son stocks up on mango juice! Pooh! The timing is totally off considering the mango season hasn’t quite started.

Friends for free?
* Coca Cola ad
Old Iranian restaurant (assuming it’s one because it’s at the corner of the street) has run into bad days. Cricketer Gautam Gambhir comes up with a brainwave and chalks out a ‘free’ offer on the ‘specials’ board. Suddenly, the café is swarming with people. They pop fizzy, watch a cricket match and bond over cola. The notice? Coca Cola ke saath ek dost free. Hum ho. But can’t wait to see what the competing cola will make of this one.

Calling dad
* Airtel ad
Little boy calls his out-of-station dad to complain about mum scolding him. Later, mum makes up.. and all’s well. Except that the little boy called his dad on a toy phone. Kinda misses the whole point, na?

Wicket ways
* IPL Season Two promo
As whacked out as the first season’s promo was. A young girl does the rounds of a temple and bows before a stone sculpture of Andrew Symmonds. Another ties a wish thread at a dargah for Virendra Sehwag. A big fat Punju family prays ardently for a Sri Lankan batsman. They’re going to need all the prayers they can get considering the issues the tournament has run into.

How NOT to eat a mango
* Slice Mangola ad
The lights are dimmed. Candles cast a pearly glow on an already pale Katrina Kaif. She picks up a bottle of Slice Mangola and proceeds to squeeze, sip, and get all turned on by it. Really lame.. until the boyfriend walks in. Well, can’t blame her for wanting a kick out of a bottle!

First Published: Mar 12, 2009 20:19 IST