Mush is in the air, but do we really care: Says this quirky Valentine’s Day campaign by Britannia Little Hearts
~ Watch Kaam Bhari and Ahsaas Channa face-off in the world’s first-ever Qawwali-Rap battle ~
Young Indians, a whopping 50% of India’s population are living in times of unprecedented extremes. They are free, bold, bright, ambitious, with a mind of their own and not shackled by conventional thinking.
This young generation believes in embracing change, they are comfortable in their own skin and are willing to go against the established social norm. In fact, Valentine’s Day was a day of reckoning in the lives of most teens in the past. It was a day of some really happy hearts and many more broken hearts. But now, more and more young people are taking days like Valentine’s day far less seriously and are enjoying it, irrespective of whether they are hooked up or single, accepted or rejected.
Britannia Little Hearts takes pride in staying attuned to the vibes of the youth. And we heard them. We saw that there was too much mush floating, and the world needed a saviour. Introducing the #BreakSomeHearts Song, Valentine’s Day 2020 edition. (No prize for guessing, it’s a song that celebrates breaking hearts!)
The brand-new song released on the eve of Valentine’s Day is set in a rap-meets qawwali genre and is a fresh, fun and edgy take on heartbreaks and one that will inevitably make it to your playlist! The song features the standout rapper, Kaam Bhaari along with actress and influencer, Ahsaas Channa.
What does it set out to do? It is a masterclass in the art of saying No to those oh-so-boring love dramas, and in chasing those unwanted relationships out of your lives. Set to a quirky, fun, sing-along set of beats. So, what are you waiting for! Click the link: https://youtu.be/_rzjP1CUHaQ to listen to the song and make it a part of your playlist this Valentine’s Day.
Talking about the campaign, Mr. Vinay Subramanyam, Head-Marketing, Britannia Industries said, “Britannia Little Hearts is a brand of the young, by the young and for the young. The brand follows youth trends keenly and knows that they ‘Love themselves’ more than anyone else. They don’t need a relationship to define themselves. They are happy when they are in a relationship and happier when they are not. They don’t get dejected when rejected, and they don’t think twice before saying no either. What better gift can a brand give them, than a contemporary take on #BreakingSomeHearts. This Valentine’s Day when the world zigs, Little Hearts shall proudly zag!”
Priya Shivakumar, National Creative Director,Wunderman Thompson India while talking about the campaign said, “The overdose of mush on Valentine’s Day was becoming a theme to break away from and for the last two seasons, Little Hearts became the brand to change the conversation with “Break some hearts”. This year we wanted to deliver the heartbreak a little differently with the first ever Qawali-Rap battle that offers quirky advice to break the heart of every kind of hopeful Romeo you may come across on this day dedicated to love. Featuring Ahsaas Channa and Kaam Bhaari who bring their unique styles to the lively musical debate, this piece of content is the fun antidote to romantic melodrama, sappy love stories and other Valentine’s cliches. Making it a cool counterpoint to the popular narrative and a youthful take on the culture of love.”
Talking about the song, rapper Kaam Bhaari shared, “Everybody celebrates love, but celebrating heart breaks can be much more fun. Check out the song and you will know what I mean.”
Ahsaas Channa, talking about her experience said, “I have grown-up eating Britannia Little Hearts and the entire experience of creating the song was a lot of fun – from coming up with the rap, to adding the qawwali and identifying the different situations. We just hope that the audience enjoys this song as much as we have enjoyed making it.”
Campaign Credits –
Creative Agency: Wunderman Thompson
Chief Creative Officer: Senthil Kumar
National Creative Director: Priya Shivakumar
Sr. VP and Managing Partner: Kundan Joshee
Vice President & EBD: Tiraz Balaporia
Creative Director: Ashwin Lingan, Pradeep Ravindran
Copywriter: Rishabh Mishra
Art Director: Akshay Kumar Bhat, Anusree Nair
Account Management: Sandeep Mathummal, Rince Panicker
Production house: EO2 Events & Films
Exe. Producer: Risheeta Agrawal
Director: Adhiraj Bose
Music Director: Karan Kanchan
Vocals: Kaam Bhaari, Yashika Sikka
Lyrics: Kaam Bhaari and Vishal Dayama
Featuring: Kaam Bhaari and Ahsaas Channa
With a 100-year legacy and a turnover of over INR 10000 Cr, Britannia Industries is India’s leading biscuit manufacturer, also present in many other food categories and with a growing presence across the globe. Cherished by many generations of Indians, Britannia produces India’s favourite brands like Good Day, Tiger, NutriChoice, Milk Bikis, Marie Gold, Little Hearts and others and is present in over half of Indian homes. Britannia’s portfolio of products expands beyond biscuits and includes dairy, cakes, rusk and breads. The company is present in more than 60 countries across North America, Europe, Africa, South East Asia and GCC and is growing at the pace of 1 new geography a year, in terms of local manufacturing operations. Britannia and its flagship brands are routinely voted amongst India’s most trusted, valuable and popular brands in various Consumer and Industry surveys conducted by prestigious organizations like Millward Brown, IMRB and WPP Group, among others. Britannia takes pride in staying true to its credo of ‘Exciting Goodness’. It is India’s first Zero Trans-fat food Company and 47% of its product portfolio is fortified with essentials micro-nutrients. Britannia believes that ‘Taste & Trust’ are its sobriquets and constantly endeavours to make a Billion Indians reach out for a delightful and healthy Britannia product several times a day!
Song Link – https://youtu.be/_rzjP1CUHaQ