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The famous Cherry Blossom Ad from late 70s, early 80s featuring model Nandini Sen.
Shot by Adrian Steven


  1. Nandini Sen was a known name at a time when models didn't lead as high profile lives as they do now. I was pleasantly surprised to see her in a tiny role in ''Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara''.

  2. I didnt know shiny shoes could get you lucky !!! :-)

  3. @Geetali
    and the only thing that the media and people found retro about 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' was the use of Doordarshan tune! I think I will finally watch it.
    it is a perfect case study for how an ad campaign can get lucky :)
    And the best shoe shine ad that I have ever see has to be an old PTV ad in which a turbaned burly guy puts a foot on a table, looks at his shoe, twirls his waxy moustache and to his wife, boasts,'Charry Blassam Da Lashkara'.

  4. some other names from the 70s and 80s, now legendary -- Veena Prakash (in New York now), Sabita Dhanrajgir (the Cuticura Girl), Anna Bredemeyer (amazingly still modelling!) and her sisters Ulrika Bredemeyer, Indira Bredmeyer. Would love to see some pics from yesteryears.

  5. contd:

    From Tivim,Goa, the Bredmeyer sisters,
    who collectively left an impact at Miss India contests and did countless
    advertising campaigns.

    Indira Bredmeyer was Miss India 1975 and also Miss
    International Runner-up. Anna Bredmeyer was Miss India 1976 and also Miss
    Asia Pacific Runner-up. She had the longest inning ever as a model, beginning in the 70’s and still amazing. Ulrika Bredmeyer was Miss India 1980.

  6. I think I have a couple of Cuticura ads with me. Will try to post. I will try to post some other ads too. You will probably have to help identify the faces :)


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