Back in the 90s, Shaktimaan was the only super hero and video games was the only world children wanted to go to. So, let's not waste our time discussing 'those were the days' because I am one those 90s kids and am already winning that particular debate as we talk about the jingles and advertisements of that time. You know, those advertisements were not fillers, some of those actually taught fantastic learnings to children and that too, while having all the fun.
Rewind a bit and hum along through this list of vintage advertisements:
Disclaimer: Any 90s person who doesn't remember these jingles by heart will be served with continuous episodes of Sasural Simar Ka till the time he or she gets all the tunes right.
1. Classic toothbrush
'Lal kaala peela, gulabi hara neela...', re-presenting the Classic toothbrush!
2. Washing Powder Nirma
'Hema, Rekha, Jaya aur Sushma, sabki pasand Nirma...', oh, the feels!
3. Lijjat Papad
Remember that white bunny going, 'ah-huh-huh lijjat papad'?
4. Hamara Bajaj
And the award for the most nostalgic advertisement goes to...hamara Bajaj. You agree?
Forget nostalgia for a moment, have you ever prepared Maggi in under 2 minutes? Just saying.
Brings a smile to my face every time I watch this advertisement.
Remember 'Vicks ki goli lo, khich khich door karo'?
8. Cadbury Perk
Look at Preity Zinta in this ad. Oh, how time flies!
Yeah, you guessed that right. It's Rajkumar Hirani, the one who directed 3 Idiots.
10. Cadbury Dairy Milk
Agree or not, the magic of Cadbury's advertisements has still not faded.
11. Dhara cooking oil
This is one of the most heartwarming advertisements I have ever came across. Innocence at its best.
12. Pan Parag
Here we have veteran actors, Shammi Kapoor and Ashok Kumar, keeping alive the freshness of Pan Parag.
Caution: This video might make you feel old. Like very old.
14. Amul Operation Flood
'Piyo glass full doodh doodh doodh doodh...', apart from Shaktiman, it was only this advertisement which could convince us to drink milk.
This one was revolutionary, undoubtedly.
Before Appy and Paperboat, there was Rasna!
Who else used to sing this jingle while taking a shower? La lall la laaaaaa...
18. Nirma soap
Who can forget the gorgeous Sonali Bendre from this advertisement?
19. Action School Time
That one advertisement which made us polish our shoes on time.
When Luna was considered a luxury!
21. Zandu Balm
And this is what inspired the lyrics of the song, Munni Badnaam.
22. Ajanta clocks
Can't forget the lady's expressions in this advertisement.
23. Bajaj bulb
Remember the jingle 'jab mai chota baccha tha, badi shararat karta tha, meri chori pakdi jati, jab roshan hota Bajaj'? So catchy.
24. Vico Vajradanti
'Ayurvedic, jadibootiyon se bana sampoorna swadeshi, vico vajradanti...', you know those lyrics, we know you do!
25. Sunday ho ya monday, roz khao andey, featuring Devang Patel
This jingle could convince any 90s person to eat eggs and well, it still can. Thanks Devang Patel.
'Aya naya ujala... (count those drops)... chaar boondon wala!'
This advertisement can be described as the most heartfelt farewell ever given to a teacher on TV. Can it get any better?
28. Ericsson Mobile Phones
'One black coffee, please!'
Titan knows how to show the value of relationships from its advertisements. Truly, this one's a blast from the past!
30. Nerolac Paints
Sing along, jab ghar ki raunak badhani ho, deewaron ko jab sajana ho, Nerolac Nerolac!