Limca Launches a Refreshing new Commercial for its ‘Phir Ho Ja Shuru’ Ad Campaign

New Delhi, 1 June, 2017 – Limca, the country’s leading brand in the cloudy lime segment, launched its new commercial in keeping with the ‘Phir Ho Ja Shuru’ creative campaign. The ad is a refreshingly new interpretation of the ‘Phir ho ja shuru’ spirit after last year’s ‘chor-police’ film featuring the characters of a policeman and a prisoner. The spirit is about the ability to bounce back and start all over again after a physically challenging task and the role of Limca in recharging that spirit.

The commercial features a young man who wakes up late by the reminder phone call from his girlfriend. He has a prescheduled meeting with her father at a party. Then begins his race against time while enduring an overcrowded lift, traffic jam and the blazing sun. Despite this, he manages to reach the venue just in time to discover that the stewards serving Limca there are wearing almost identical clothes as him. Now, to avoid the likely situation of his future father-in-law mistaking him to be a steward, he decides to first quench his thirst with Limca, get refreshed and then set off to change his clothes and return. Limca is therefore positioned as a refreshing drink that rejuvenates people to get started all over again.

Explaining the thought behind the campaign, Abhijit Datta, Director- Flavours, Coca-Cola India, said, “Limca is a great thirst quencher and refreshes you to take on new challenges in the everyday tournament of life. We often encounter detours and obstacles in our daily lives that can lead to physical and emotional exertion. The ad is a take on daily challenges. It is these moments of our everyday that Limca inspires us to reframe and just keep moving on. The new film will be launched on-air on the 1st of June and will also feature on digital.”

Phir ho ja Shuru is about not giving up, and starting all over again after a physically exhausting task. Apt for a brand like Limca, which is known to rejuvenate and recharge by quenching your thirst. Our new commercial is quirky and uses relatable humour to drive home the message. The film is high on energy

and has a peppy Punjabi track, besides a twist in the end that will surely bring a smile on the viewer’s face,” said RajDeepak Das, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett.

Creative Agency:

Saurabh Varma- Chief Executive Officer, Leo Burnett South Asia & Publicis Communications India

Rajdeepak Das- Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett, South Asia

Samir Gangahar- President, Leo Burnett, North India

Amit Nandwani- Executive Creative Director

Amit Nandwani, Mukul Upadhyay, Kaushik Datta, Pavneet Bhasin- Creative Team

Manav Rai Ahuja, Rajat Gulati, Sheena Rustagi- Account Management

Antony Raj Kumar- Account Planner

Production House:

Production house – Jamic Films

Director – Nikhil Rao

Producer – Akshay Uchil

About Coca-Cola India:

Coca-Cola India is one of the country’s leading beverage companies offering a range of healthy, safe, high quality, refreshing beverage options to consumers. Since its re-entry in 1993, the company has been refreshing consumers with its products – Aquarius, Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Diet Coke, Thums Up, Fanta, Fanta Green Mango, Limca, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Maaza, VIO flavoured milk ‘Almond Delight’ and ‘Kesar Delight’, Minute Maid range of juices, FUZE Iced tea, Georgia and Georgia gold range of hot and cold tea and coffee options, Schweppes, Kinley and Bonaqua packaged drinking water and Kinley Club Soda. The Company along with its bottling partners and through a strong network of over 2.6 million retail outlets, touches the lives of millions of consumers. Its brands are some of the most preferred and most sold beverages in the country – Sprite and Thums Up – being the top two selling sparkling beverages.

The Coca-Cola India system provides direct employment to 25,000 people and indirect employment to more than 150,000 people. The Coca-Cola system in India is contributing in its own small way to building sustainable communities through community initiatives like Coca-Cola Support My School, Thums Up VEER, Coca-Cola Parivartan, Maaza Unnati and by reducing its own environmental footprint. For further information on the company’s India operations and its products, please visit: www.coca-colaindia.com. Follow us on twitter @CocaCola_Ind, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cocacolaindia/