What does Diwali mean to you? Is it meeting old neighbourhood friends and bursting crackers? Is it doing up your tiny rented apartment with fairy lights and diyas and playing drinking games with work friends? Is it fluttering around Mom, while she makes gajar ka halwa, counting minutes till she is done? Is it beating your siblings at Teen Patti? Or is it plunging headlong into the yummy food and sweets, wherever you are? Or is it shutting the windows and curling up on bed and thanking god for Netflix and Diwali holidays?
Though there is a whole flurry of television commercials that you are bombarded with around this time, some of them actually manage to strike a chord the viewers. It's not unusual to find your giggling or getting a little teary-eyed.
We have compiled a list of such commercials which will surely give you the feels.
1. OnePlus 3.
This guy embarks upon an important journey to mark new beginnings in his life.
2. Surf Excel.
In the midst of the festivities, there are many who don't get to celebrate the festival of light in its true spirit. This campaign requests you to take a moment and look beyond your home and family.
3. Lufthansa India.
It's all about surprising your loved ones.
4. Eicher Trucks and Buses.
Powerful campaign that discourages drunk driving.
5. Tanishq Jewellery.
Simple joys of life. Celebrating Diwali with your family!
6. Vodafone India.
If you live away from your home or have a working weekend this Diwali, this will cheer you up.
7. Pepsi India.
Because family comes first. Celebrate the homecoming.
We are all guilty of doing this. Watch this relatable ad with a pinch of childhood nostalgia.
9. Pepperfry Social.
This Diwali, change for the better.
10. Urban Ladder.
This short film commercial is about the homecoming and it's a happier home when everyone is together.
11. Sony LIV.
It's a heartwarming story about two brothers shedding their egos on the special day that is Diwali. The story explores the complex relationship that Indian siblings share.
12. Reliance Fresh.
Make this Diwali big by taking small steps towards kindness.
13. Big Bazaar.
This intelligent ad gives us an eco-friendly substitute for crackers.
14. Britannia Good Day.
Because festivities know no religion.
And there's something for everyone. If you cannot handle the emotional rollercoaster above ads were, here's Netflix's honest Diwali ad featuring Gangs of Wasseypur director Anurag Kashyap. If Diwali is not just a time to catch up with your series watching, you will want to hug this ad.
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