VIRAL NOW: Share The Load

Let us just accept that we live in a male dominated society where women are gradually trying to mark a place for themselves. In a country like India, it’s important to talk about ‘Gender Inequality’. When a household name like Ariel talks about it, we’re all ears!

BBDO India & Ariel India launched #ShareTheLoad video that went ‘Viral’ in no time. The video film doesn’t boast of a handsome budget, neither does it have A list celebrities posing around. Just a simple message, well conceptualised production and excellent social treatment – All that worked for the brand!

The video opens to a scene where a grandfather is seen playing with his little grandson when his daughter enters. The woman barely makes a conversation before she leaves to attend a call. At 15 seconds, we hear a voice over from the father. He is extremely proud to see his daughter grown up into a beautiful home maker and a skilled professional. At 28 seconds, the story twists!

‘I am so proud..and I am so sorry’, says the father. The powerful monologue continues while the daughter is extremely busy taking care of the regular household chores. At 47 seconds, we see the husband chilling on his laptop and watching TV; not so impressible!

This hurts the father, he begins apologizing on behalf of all the dads in the world for setting a wrong example in front of their little children. Our heart aches when the father travels back in time and remembers when the kids played ‘Home-makers’. The girls always cooked food while the boys watched TV or fooled around.

At 1:25 Seconds, the daughter reads her father’s apologetic letter where he cuts a sorry figure for not sharing the load with his wife. He may not be a master at cooking but he can at least help her with washing The real magic unfolds at 1:45 sec when the father says ‘Ab kuch sahi kar jau…’

A beautiful pro women advertisement packed with extra ordinary screenplay and dialogues; it stands as a clear winner! Do you watch and emote out your views on #ShareTheLoad frame by frame.