Milestone Dentsu charges up new Panasonic TVC

MUMBAI: After a long hiatus from TV screens, Panasonic has returned with a commercial for alkaline batteries. Developed by Dentsu Aegis Network’s Milestone Dentsu, the creative partner of Panasonic India, it highlights Panasonic batteries’ superior power over normal zinc ones. It stars Olympic silver medalist badminton player PV Sindhu, the brand ambassador.

Panasonic India head of brand and marketing communications Sarthak Seth says, “Batteries have always been our strength and one of the faster selling brands under the Panasonic umbrella. The latest range of alkaline batteries holds great potential in changing the life of the modern consumer. Since it’s all about energy, we couldn’t think of anyone better than PV Sindhu to communicate the brand promise. Our new campaign has got a futuristic touch to it and effectively communicates the essence of the product in an energetic, yet lucid way.”

The TVC opens with PV Sindhu getting equipped with a robotic arm powered by normal zinc-carbon battery. In the next scene, we see her playing against an android robot that holds the power of 15 batteries. A power-packed game follows, that is interrupted by Sindhu falling down on the court, and the drained batteries popping out of her arm.

The second sequence shows her coach tossing a pair of Panasonic alkaline batteries towards a wasted Sindhu. She puts the batteries in her arm’s socket to recharge herself. A quick animation of the battery technology appears on screen, followed by another round of badminton power play. The film ends with Sindhu hitting a winning smash to make the shuttlecock fly and hit the robot, releasing the power of 15 zinc batteries, and it drops down dead.

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