I don’t recollect having seen this advertisement on television. Do you?
I had written about this particular advertisement way back in January, 2006. Here’s what I had said back then:
Hereâ€™s a true example of an advertisement that is captivating, fun to watch, and memorable. Itâ€™s an ad for the Peugeot 206.
The ad starts on a busy Indian street with a guy walking towards an old Ambassador. He gets into the Amby and thrashes itâ€™s front and back against a wall. Next, he gets an elephantâ€™s butt to kiss the bonnet. Finally, he hammers it and welds it into shape. The result of all this exercise: the Amby now looks like the Peugeot 206. Thereâ€™s more and itâ€™s the best part of the video. Iâ€™ll let you discover it for yourself.
The acting’s brilliant, especially towards the end where the guys arrive at the party in the amby-turned-206. The cockiness with which they nod their heads to the music is simply unforgettable.