New Samsung Guru TVC continues the story of Raghu

The ad features brand ambassador Aamir Khan

Sep 14, 2010 02:04:00 PM | Article | Arati Rao

The new TVC in the Samsung Guru campaign continues the story of Raghu (played by Aamir Khan), a middle-class educated man, finding his foothold in a big city. The TVC has been created by Cheil India and the production house is Red Ice. 

In the ad, Raghu's family is elated when he informs them over the phone that he has been appointed as manager in his office. When his father chides him for being too indulgent and buying a new Samsung Guru phone, Raghu points out the benefits of its having the provision of accomodating two SIM cards. 
This is the fourth ad in the Samsung Guru series this year [view the earlier ads here ]. Vedobroto Roy, associate vice president - creative at Cheil, said, "The target audience for samsung Guru is quite defined. For them, a phone costing Rs 3000 is a big decision and he also has a whole range of choices between Chinese and Indian players." He added, "We've invested money in creating a face for samsung Guru and it has to make a statement. Hence, the ads are very honest."

Asim Warsi, vice president - marketing at Samsung Mobiles, said that the campaign is on target for the company's objectives. "It captures the little things of making life in the big city, while staying connected. For its emotional part, it has received a standing thumbs up from consumers, viewers and channel partners." He also added that Samsung mobiles currently hold 20 percent value share in the Indian market. "Along with our entry portfolio in a sub-category like Guru, we hope to continue to edge our share up," he said.  


Agency: Cheil India Pvt. Ltd.

Production House: Red Ice Productions

Creative Director: Vedobroto Roy, AVP

Client Servicing: Srijeet Das, Client Services Director

Client: Asim Warsi, VP and Md. Masood Alam, Sr. Manager - Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd.

Director: Anurag Kashyap Producer: Gary Grewal, Darshan Gokhani 

DoP: Rajeev Ravi

Post Production Studio: Pixion, Mumbai

 Editor: Rachit Mehta