The Ariel World Cup campaign is a nostalgic one, around the World Cup re-enforcing faith in Team India that we can repeat the 2011 victory.
In India, Cricket isn’t just a game, it’s a religion. Not much unites people like cricket. The enthusiasm and excitement only get bigger when it’s time for the World Cup.
The campaign captures the moments of India’s victory in 2011 and states that its time for everyone to keep their lucky jerseys ready and wear it again while cheering for India and hope that its magic will rub off this year too.
Ariel’s #2011Dobara takes viewers down memory lane when India won the World cup in 2011. It makes them relive the anxiety, hope, fear, cheer, joy, pride and celebration that all Indians experienced during the final match that was played on 2nd April 2011, after which Team India lifted the Cricket World Cup after 28 years.
The ad film touches the sentiment that we as Indians are superstitious by nature and consider things/tokens/people to be lucky for the team/match.
The ad that went live on June 8th has resonated with famous names from the Cricket fraternity and Bollywood alike. The ad film was shared on social media by eminent names like Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sagarika Ghatge, Geeta Basra, Piyush Chawla, Mayanti Langer etc.
Virender Sehwag shared the video on Twitter.
Yuvraj Singh commented as he posted the ad film on his Instagram handle, “My 2011 World Cup Jersey is one of those that I treasure immensely. It’s what I wore when I brought home the cup for #TeamIndia in 2011…. after 28 years! And I have a feeling, iss baar bhi hoga #2011Dobara. Thank you @ariel.india, this film reminds me of every moment of the 2011 World Cup!
Harbhajan Singh also took to Instagram and shared the #2011Dobara film.