Today, the sign of a big star is to feature in an ad. While Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan started endorsing products in the early 2000s, after a while the brands were left alone. With Mahesh Babu and Allu Arjun picking up a number of endorsements of late, our TVs are now flooded with film stars endorsing different brands.
We decided to rate out the best and worst Ads by Tollywood stars.
OLX – Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun encourages the groom’s father to sell the old car for a new car. Conceptualized on putting away out dated thoughts in society and giving rise to new thoughts, we give this campaign 4/5 for its concept.
Colgate Max Fresh – Allu Arjun
The concept of this ad is to bring together the two cultures – Marathi and Telugu. We give 3/5 for this campaign, for its unique twist on toothpaste ads.
Mahindra – Mahesh Babu
Showing its toughness, Mahesh fights a gang of goons with his Mahindra tractor. This is a quality of being a true superstar. We give this 2.5/5. A decent concept, but it was not that convincing.
Thums Up – Mahesh Babu
Ee veela yedoti adharagodadam!! An adventure to come down from a plane in a jeep and land in front of a shop for another Thums Up. We give 3.5/5 for its adventure like stunts and Mahesh’s right attitude all through.
NTR – Navratan Oil
Irrespective of the pressure in doing house hold work, one should always keep a cool head. We give this 2/5. Cool thought kani antha cool ga anipinchaledu.
NTR – Navratan Talcum Powder
Heat is always a problem, even if you are trying to help your niece in winning a shooting game at a fair. Once your body stays cool, you are bound to be a champ. We give this 3.5/5. A mediocre concept but well executed.
Pepsi – Pawan Kalyan
Pawan Kalyan loves to work for the society. Here he involves Pepsi in this social deed. One of the first ads by Telugu stars. We give this 3/5. Stylishly shot.
THUMS UP – Chiranjeevi
Saamajika nyayam ki 2.5/5. Grow up!
Mahindra TUV – Prabhas
It is an ad inside an ad. Prabhas loves retakes for the toughness and experience Mahindra TUV gives him. We give this 2.5/5. It contains only action and nothing within.
Ravi Teja – Walkmate
We give this a direct 1/5. Just to see Ravi Teja endorsing a brand we gave that ‘1’. Asalu ee ad evvaru thattukogalaru? Ravi Teja tho saha!