Snickers campaign ft Vinay Pathak taps on the common habit of hungry shopping

Snickers Vinay Pathak

The new TVC depicts departure from the usual change in personality of the protagonist, to an unusual and outlandish act or decision, as seen in the film where Vinay Pathak, portraying the role of a father, ends up buying a ‘monster’ truck during a hunger pang.

Snickers from Mars Wrigley portfolio released a new film, starring acclaimed theatre and film actor Vinay Pathak alongside talented young artist Vedika Nawani. Bringing to life the brand proposition of ‘You’re Not You When You’re Hungry’, the film shows a humorous take on ‘Hunger Pangs’ that consumers have often seen and loved in iconic Snickers ad films.

The film is available in nine languages including Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telegu, Bengali, Oriya, Gujrati, and Marathi.

Talking about the launch of the new Snickers film, Kalpesh R Parmar, Country General Manager, Mars Wrigley, India said, “The brand proposition of SNICKERS®, ‘You’re not you when you’re hungry’, has become iconic and is loved by consumers across the world. With this new ad featuring actors Vinay Pathak and Vedika Nawani, we have drawn on the tongue-in-cheek humor of the brand to bring to life a comical situation arising out of hunger pangs. At Mars Wrigley India, we are led by our purpose of creating a billion better moments for consumers, customers, and communities, and we are confident that the audience will love the new TVC as we celebrate the joy associated with SNICKERS®.”

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The film opens with Vinay Pathak, the father, cleaning the monster truck while his daughter, on seeing this, asks him what he is up to. The father is seen explaining that he has bought the monster truck to win the race. On being asked which race, he responds that he aims to win the “race of life”. The daughter, played by Vedika Nawani, shakes her head in disbelief and reaches out for a Snickers bar from her bag. The film ends with the father realizing his mistake when he eats the bar of chocolate, while a voice over narrates – ‘Jab insaan bhookh se totally pagla jae, usse SNICKERS® pakadaye’.

On the campaign, Josy Paul, Chairman, and CCO of BBDO India said, “We built on the long-running global idea and human truth: when you’re hungry, you’re just not yourself. The task was to refresh it for immediate impact – something that will be instantly noticed, distinctive, and drive salience for SNICKERS®. The monster truck was it! The incongruity is intriguing! Why has our hero bought a monster truck? A-ha, it’s a hunger pang! And, of course, SNICKERS® is the substantial, nut-filled bar that has always been known for satisfying hunger pangs!”

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