It’s a common practice to change the channel when the advertisements start playing. But there are some ads that compel us to stay on and watch. These impactful advertisements are so well made that they stay with us for a long time. But the question is: what makes a good and memorable advertisement? Creativity, of course. A good balance of wit, a dash of social message, a generous amount of entertainment, a pinch of satire, and the overall aesthetics are the ingredients that cook up some of the best Indian TV ads of all time. While some of these ads will surely make you emotional, some others are outright hilarious!
Over the years, the Indian advertising industry has grown in leaps and bounds. Creative minds are constantly producing marketing content that is not only impactful but also timeless.
Here is a list of some of the best Indian TV ads of all time!
1. Amul Manthan- The Iconic Smita Patil Advertisement
2. Surf Excel- The older, cuter version of Daag Ache Hain
3. Tum Chalo Toh Hindustan Chale- Independence Day Special
4. WhatsApp– #ItsBetweenYou, Apna Sa Lagta Hai Apno Ke Bich
5. Happydent- The Bright Palace Lights
6. Nazraana Diamonds– The Chai Slurping Ad
7. Coca-Cola- Umeedon Wali Dhoop, Sunshine Wali Asha
8. Titan Raga- Let’s Change The Way We Look At A Woman’s Success
9. Bru Gold Coffee– Kitna Kuch Hai Apno Ke Baare Mein Jaanne Ko
10. Cadbury Celebrations– The Rakshabandhan Advertisement
11. Daawat Basmati Rice– Pyaar Ki Special Bhaasha
12. Samrat Atta– Mit Sakti Hain Yeh Duriyan
13. Standard Chartered– Summer Santa
14. CRED– ft. Rahul Dravid (Great for the Good)
15. Idea 3G- Population Control
16. Ariel Matic- Why is Laundry Only A Mother’s Job?
17. Elle + WEvolve- Let Her Be!
18. Surf Excel- Daag Ache Hain; Ramadan Special
19. Dainik Bhaskar- Zidd Karo, Duniya Badlo
20. Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan & UNICEF- Jahan Soch Wahan Sauchalaya
21. Camlin Permanent Markers- Really Permanent
22. Google Search- The Reunion of Two Old Friends Separated by Partition
23. Fevi kwik- Chutki Mein Chipkaye (The Fishing Advertisment)
24. Fevicol- Sofa Banayen Toh Dil Se Banayen
25. Ambuja Cement- The Unbreakable Wall!
26. Indian Premier League- Manoranjan Ka Baap
27. Mentos- Dimaag Ki Batti Jala De (The Evolution)
28. Dhara Oil- The Runaway Child Comes Back Home for Jalebi
29. Respect Your National Anthem, Respect Your Nation- Independence Day Special
30. Seagram’s Imperial Blue- Men Will Be Men
31. Center Shock- Barber Shop
32. Navbharat Times- Shake Well Before Use
These are some of the best Indian TV ads of all time. Did we miss out on any of your favorites? Do let us know in the comments section.