Innovative promotional activities have become an important step for the success of any film in India.
From social media promotions to actors attending TV shows, Bollywood has seen quite a lot of innovative promotional activities.
Now, the makers of Akshay Kumar's "Gabbar is Back" went a step ahead with some novel anti-corruption hoardings in various public places in Mumbai and Delhi.
The new hoardings have become the talk of the town and have been spotted in public transportation and small tea stalls. The makers have also given a Whatsapp number on the posters for fans who would like to join the Gabbar army to fight against corruption.
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"The name Gabbar strikes the fear of the original Gabbar Singh and with this campaign, we have created witty hoardings, motion posters and other branding elements that warns one against corruption. The objective was to engage with the real junta at the grassroot level. As the film is an entertainer with a message, our campaign reflects the same," Rudrarup Datta – VP, Marketing - Viacom18 Motion Pictures said regarding the promotional activity.
The press release by the makers of "Gabbar is Back" reveals that "Gabbar is Back" posters were inserted in 50,000 dabbas, 10,000 rickshaws across 21 cities, 370 buses in Maharashtra, 15 hoardings in Delhi metro line, 10 hoardings across Mumbai Metro, 150 platform hoardings across Mumbai railway stations, 35 hoardings on petrol pumps in Mumbai and Ahmedabad and 4,500 Meru Cabs across 4 cities, among others.
The upcoming thriller, which has been directed by Krish and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and set to hit screens on 1 May, is a remake of Tamil film "Ramanna". The film has Shruti Haasan, Prakash Raj and Sonu Sood in pivotal roles apart from Kareena Kapoor and Chitrangada Singh, who appear in cameo roles.