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Gentle Clumsy Giant Stars in This Surprisingly Lovely Cement Ad

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Publicis South Asia launches charming new spot for Ambuja Cement featuring wrestler The Great Khali

Gentle Clumsy Giant Stars in This Surprisingly Lovely Cement Ad

Publics takes a humorous route to break the monotony of boring cement campaigns for Ambuja Cement’s new campaign starring world-renowned wrestler The Great Khali. 

The TVC illustrates the difficulties faced by Khali while trying to live a normal life in his house. The irony is that his stature and strength which has made him world famous has become a reason for his struggle. Finally, Ambuja Cement comes to the rescue of Khali and provides him a home which is strong enough for the giant. 

Speaking about the campaign Bobby Pawar, Managing Director, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis South Asia said “For ages Ambuja Cement has sported the tagline ‘Giant compressive strength’. We stared at that for a little less than ages, and the dominoes started falling. What if there was a giant, who is too big and too strong for this world, especially his home? What if we did a ‘mockumentary’ of his troubles? Wait a minute, there is an Indian giant, WWE World Champion Great Khali. Hallelujah! But wait, won’t the idea seem kinda obvious in hindsight? Okay, let’s also make him dance. The client bought it. We made it. The rest is virus, I mean viral. PS: The film is just the tip of the iceberg. Great Khali will be popping up in unexpected ways; on the web, on billboards, and in on-ground activations, pretty soon.” 

On the strategic front, Partha Sinha – Managing Director, Publicis South Asia said “Ambuja has the reputation for being the strongest cement. We needed to look at a new narrative to tell the strength story. Something that's fresh, engaging and brings the point home. The Great Khali helped us do all of that. Both the brand and the endorser fed off each other's reputation for strength.” 

Jigar Fernandes- Executive Creative Director, Publicis said “We knew we were on to something the moment the idea struck. And it was cool to see the client sharing our enthusiasm instantly. It was a lot of fun taking it from there. Khali was an absolute joy to shoot with, happily giving all those back-breaking takes, back to back!” 

Ajay Kapoor, MD & CEO, Ambuja Cement -Since the beginning Ambuja Cement has believed in making the strongest cement. People look at strength as the most important aspect in cement. The idea was to use Kali in a very interesting way to portray Ambuja Cement’s strength. After all the strongest man needs the strongest house to live in.” 

Sanjay Gupta, CMO, Ambuja Cement commented “Ambuja Cement is known for its Giant compressive strength. Similarly Khali with his size and stature is also known for his strength. The idea was to marry the two giants in way that would bring out the core proposition of Ambuja Cement.” 

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Post Production / VFX

Post Production Company: Metropolitana

Producer: Daniel Fernandes

Production Company

Director: Ayappa

DOP: Vikash Nowlakha

Executive Producer: Anand Menon

Line Production: Kaushik Guha, Shailendra Kaushik, Lalit Malik

Producer: Milin Shah

Production Designer: Mustufa Stationwala

Production Manager: Rajesh Margaj

Line Producer: Mrinal Chodankar


Sound Engineer: Kenneth Basumatari


Editor: Prakash Kurup

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Publicis, South Asia

Genres: Comedy

Categories: Home Appliances, Building

Publicis Worldwide, Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:18:51 GMT