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March 08, 2013

World's Funniest advertisement - Quba Mobiles

I had written about Prince Phenyl advertisement made in the eighties that was so badly made that it becomes a cult classic.  I have moved heaven and earth but I could not get a copy of the prince phenyl advertisement.

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Yesterday my friend from SSIM, Rhammdas Dasari shared a very funny advertisement of a mobile shop in Hyderabad called QUBA Mobiles. This funnily made advertisement has all the chances of becoming a cult classic in itself.
The advertisement opens with a girl talking on a mobile phone. Suddenly she notices some goons leering at her. Frightened by the goons the girl takes off. The goons chase her. The advertisement is full of gory scenes of the girl running and the goons in hot pursuit. The girl is finally trapped in an apartment block. The girl pleads with the goons. She implores the goons not to harm her.

One of the goons presumably the leader says “why are you yelling like that. We don’t want to harm you or do anything. We are just curious to find out from where you bought the mobile that you have in your hand”.
The shocked girl responds “Oh this mobile, I bought it from QUBA mobiles, Hyderabad”.

The classic ad ends here and the scene cuts to the QUBE mobile shop in Moghulpura, Hyderabad. The voice, coming from the deep crevice of a well or from a creaky gramophone record player (also sounded like the advertisements aired in Hyderabad exhibition) informs the viewers about the USP of the shop. The grinning and happy face of the owner of the shop is final shot. Wow this is the funniest advertisement that I saw. A very close second to Prince Phenyl.

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