Top 5 funny old IPL commercials you might have missed 

Top 5 funny old IPL commercials you might have missed 

Old IPL commercials that bagged a lot of attention.

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Since its inception in 2008, the Indian Premier League- IPL has created a fan base of its own and is renowned as one of the most celebrated T20 leagues across the globe. The marquee tournament features eight teams namely Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Mumbai Indians (MI), Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Rajasthan Royals RR), Delhi Capitals (DC), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Apart from the thrilling games, one thing that had managed to attract the attention of the cricket enthusiasts are the advertisement campaigns run by the official broadcasters or title sponsors across the years. There were many commercials in 13 seasons that were successful in binding the audience to them.

Top 5 funny old IPL commercials you might have missed

Manoranjan Ka Baap (2008)

The inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) saw DLF coming up with an advertisement that depicted the story that had a dramatic touch to it and was ‘poori filmi’. The 75 seconds commercial pitched the DLF IPL Championship as the ultimate destination for entertainment on TV.

The TVC ‘Manoranjan ka Baap’, narrated a story of a family comprising a mother and her twin sons named Mano and Ranjan. The family was constantly victimised and was subjected to barbs by the entire village. ‘Kab aayega tumhara baap?’ (When will your father arrive?). It further states that after being fed up by the constant taunts the mother decides to end her life.

But just like a Bollywood story, her children stop her just in time by screaming that their father has arrived. The climax was that the children danced and kissed the TV set with the voiceover announcing ‘Aa gaya, Manoranjan ka Baap. The first ad campaign for the DLF IPL ‘Manoranjan Ka Baap’ was a complete entertainment package and is still remembered by the fans.