A rip-off of the original ad featuring Isaiah Mustafa, this Old Spice ad with Milind Soman desperately trying to look young and sexy falls flat
The television campaign is a series of three ad films showing what one needs in order to be a real man. Actor and model Milind Soman who has been roped in to play the Old Spice Man under various situations talks about how one can be the real man by citing his own example. In one of the television commercials, seated on a throne Soman tells the viewers that earlier he used to think that in order to look macho he was required to gel his hair or take care of his sexy chest but he was utterly wrong. In the meantime as the camera pans on his chest, it loses focus and Soman asks the cameraman to focus. He then goes on to ask the viewers that the question is what a man needs in order to be the real man. Does he need various polo awards or bravery awards or membership in the Principality of Monaco? He then tells the viewers that he has the answer to the question and says, “Sweetheart, call the helicopter”. As a toy helicopter begins to encircle around Soman, he finally tells the audiences that if one wants to be the real man then one needs nothing but Old Spice. Soman then informs the viewers about the ingredients that are used to make Old Spice. He finally bids adieu to viewers saying he has an important meeting.
Campaign: Smell mantastic
Brand: Old Spice
Company : Procter & Gamble
Agency: Wieden + Kennedy
India may be a few steps behind countries such as the US or
Japan when it comes to availability of technology but at least not in the case of entertainment. An Indian rip-off of the original Old Spice Man played by American actor Isaiah Mustafa, Soman is nothing like Mustafa in this Old Spice ad. In fact, the fast pace of the original scripts and the tongue-in-cheek remarks and quirky monologues by Mustafa made him a household name in