Wagh Bakri Tea reiterates the role of tea during lockdown with storytelling

Scarecrow M&C Saatchi

Scarecrow M&C Saatchi created a digital film trilogy comprising of a film for Mother’s Day for Wagh Bakri Tea.

Though it is yet to be recognized as the national drink of India, tea has played an important role in adding warmth within families in the 60+ days of lockdown in India. Along with the client, the agency felt that it was time to bring tea to the forefront.

The first film, released for Mother’s Day is a narration that pays an ode to mothers across the nation – the mothers whose lovingly prepared tea has kept families together for years and has also served as an antidote to beat the lockdown blues. 

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In these tough times of lockdown, it was a Herculean task for Wagh Bakri to ensure that their tea reached stores across the nation. This is the time when the Frontline Sales team rose to the occasion. In the absence of transport, they carried Tea Packs on their shoulders, scooters, and even their own cars. Our second film salutes the Wagh Bakri Frontline Warriors who, like a brave marching army, didn’t turn their back in the fight against the virus or the lockdown. The use of chest-thumping beats, powerful voice, and smart use of on-ground images of Frontline Sales Warriors makes for an intense viewing experience.

The third film of the trilogy celebrates the International Tea Day (21stMay). This future-looking film looks at life with a cup half-full attitude that is teeming with hope, intentions, and #PositiviTea. It celebrates a future where life, work, school, shopping, socializing, and even hugging will be back in vogue. The film uses multiple visual techniques like double exposure, illustration, kinetic typography along with an inspiring narration to drive home the dynamism of PositiviTea.

Manish Bhatt, Founder Director, Scarecrow M&C Saatchi added “The lockdown has also unlocked opportunities to create impactful creative communication using innovative approaches that work around the production crunch. I am glad that our client Wagh Bakri Tea gave us this opportunity to cut the clutter.”