March 06, 2005

Serious Lack of Creativity

Today was one of those rare days when I actually plonked in front of the TV to watch a BBC documentary on Yash Chopra. That is when I saw a blatantly plagiarized advertisement of Speed. Featuring Narain Karthikeyen, it is almost an exact copy of "Star"; an Ad made by Guy Ritchie for BMW Films.

Do the ad-makers feel that Indian audiences would not have seen the Internet Ads of BMW Films? Do they suffer from such a lack of creativity that they have to stoop to so low a level? Is it that hard to come up with a creative spot? If yes, they should consider alternative professions; maybe as a reporter for Slimes of India.

4 Comments:

At 8:39 AM, Blogger Jeet said...

Hey.. this slimes of india is also good .. i guess better than TOIlet paper :)

 
At 12:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good one that," slimes of india" ...

jake

 
At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that you have a job, you have gotten some other flos a job too and your ISB load is going down, shouldn't we celebrate it all with a quiz? ;-)

Sumo

 
At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time you watch the ad, notice that the "fat auntie" introduces the fox as "Madonna Reddy" :) Could be an acknowledgement, you surely don't expect acks to roll out after the 15 sec ad, do you?

 

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