Throwback Thursday: 11 Vintage Ads

Advertising has always been interconnected with the growth of media and technology. Any new development in programming, leads to more space for ads. And why not, the livelihood and the popularity of each medium is based on the ads. You may love or hate them, but you know how important they are. How else would you know the importance of Axe or how young you can look (and have over-achieving children) by using Santoor. We are going to go back in time a little and look at some vintage print ads starring our favorite celebrities in the prime of their life.

Salman Khan with Double Bull Shirts (Personal favorite is the Daredevil Dynamo)

Salman Khan - BookMyShow

You know which soap Sharmila Tagore used

Sharmila Tagore - Book MyShow

And Vinod Khanna

Vinod Khanna - BookMyShow

Amitabh Bachchan being Superstar Material (Don’t we know it!)

Amitabh Bachchan - BookMyShow

And giving a dose of the truth (We agree it’s an ad, but just read it and it is still valid today)

Amitabh Bachchan - BookMyShow

Ashok Kumar’s secret to his pearly whites

Ashok Kumar - BookMyShow

Glucose D is the secret of Gabbar’s energy

Amjad Khan - BookMyShow


Apart from having Juhi Chawla model for them, the wordplay in this ad is very punny.

Juhi Chawla - BookMyShow

Mithun Chakraborty knows what he’s missing.

Mithun Chakraborty - BookMyShow

You know what Rajesh Khanna prefers

Rajesh Khanna - BookMyShow

Jackie Shroff looking all macho (when does he not?) after using Savage Aftershave!

Jackie Shroff - BookMyShow

Don’t they all look very suave and beautiful? And you know it’s for real because Photoshop wasn’t invented back then. What do you think of these ads? Let us know in your comments below. And don’t forget to share these lost-in-time discoveries with your friends.


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