Walk down the Memory Lane with these Super Ads of the ‘90s!


Today’s Ads may have reached a different level of smartness, but no one can steal the charm of a ’90s Ads.

Everyone remembers the glorious decade of 1990. It was the last of the century, when Bill Clinton became president of the United States, the World Wide Web was debuted as an Internet service, the first Harry Potter book was released, and the movie Titanic made billions at the box office. It was also when the current collegiate and young working population was born and also a golden era of tv ads!

Some of the most iconic creations of the ‘90s were the television ads or commercials in India. The ads were a raging success, which led to growing demands for the products advertised and contributed to the high rising market. They were watched with the same enthusiasm as the programs that they interrupted! Every ‘90s kid (as we like to refer to ourselves) will instantly relate to this nostalgic article about some of the most memorable ads ever made.

  1. I’m a Complan Boy!

Who can forget the very cute little Shahid Kapoor and Ayesha Takia in this adorable advert!

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  1. Action School Shoes

Thanks to this commercial, thousands of us lived in Action! So many school memories to be associated, ah.

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  1. Liril

Liril soap means Preity Zinta crazy dancing under a waterfall, and the very catchy theme song playing in the background.

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  1. I Love You Rasna

Oh yes, that chubby little kid holding a glass full of our favourite Rasna, head tilted and a cute “I love you, Rasna!”

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  1. Colgate Gel

Aishwarya Rai’s cameo in the classic toothpaste ad excited many back in the day!

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  1. Washing Powder Nirma

There isn’t one person on earth who can possibly forget the jingle of this detergent commercial! We all can remember Hema, Rekha, Jaya aur Sushma.

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  1. Humara Bajaj

India’s trusted two-wheeler brand came up with a brilliant song whose chorus we can all sing to this day, Humara Bajaj!

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  1. Onida

This was the coolest in the ‘90s, with the television’s features being fawned upon by the Devil himself. How could others resist?

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  1. Lifebuoy

Ah, the good old football match and the sweaty, stinky college boy. Lifebuoy has been a household name since then!

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  1. Nirma Beauty Soap

The radiant Sonali Bendre wowed us all in the Soundarya Sabun Nirma commercial. The exotic locations, the costumes and the song itself made for a classic beauty soap advertisement that we all remember to this day!

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Oh, weren’t those the best days!


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