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The great Indian wedding season: Uber taps into the reality behind wedding reels

Uber's latest campaign is a topical take that uses the Indian wedding season to make a pitch, encouraging soon-to-wed couples to take a Rental Health Day together

By  Storyboard18Dec 7, 2022 12:36 PM
The great Indian wedding season: Uber taps into the reality behind wedding reels
Uber has partnered with two couples whose wedding plans are always the talk of the town - Jasmin Bhasin & Aly Goni and Krishna Mukherjee & Chirag Batliwalla. Starring in their respective films, these reality-packed reels show the couples adding booking an Uber Rentals to their to-do list, so that “shaadi ke chakkar mein city ke jitney chakkar lagein” they don’t have to worry about driving or parking. It is pertinent to note here that both films have been received with a lot of delight and positivity from fans of the two couples, who love the real chemistry between the couples on reel.

The great Indian wedding season is here and while it's unlikely that one would take an Uber to their own wedding; the ride hailing company hopes its latest pitch would make more people use Uber before the big day, at least.

Uber Rentals in association with Dentsu Creative has launched its latest campaign for the wedding season, shedding light on the days leading up to the big day. Earlier this year, the brand introduced #RentalHealthDay with a mockumentary starring Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor.

A survey done by fashion brand Zola showed that 71 percent of couples believe wedding planning to be more stressful than other major life events. So Uber's campaign asks soon-to-wed couples to skip one of the most stressful tasks during wedding planning - driving.

The brand has partnered with celebrity couples whose weddings are the talk of the town - Jasmin Bhasin and Aly Goni and Krishna Mukherjee and Chirag Batliwalla. Starring in their respective films, these reality-packed reels show the couples using Uber Rentals so that they don’t have to worry about driving or parking.

Talking about the campaign, Ameya Velankar, head of marketing, Uber India and South Asia says, “...to consistently reimagine the way the world moves, we turned our attention to the wedding season... Our films capture the heartwarming moments and fun that couples can unlock when they aren’t hassled by the perils of city driving.”

The production house for the campaign was Diaspore Inc. with Happy Lion. Director Pranav Harihar Sharma says that they wanted to walk the fine line between reel and real world, "where taking something like driving off the list just opens up a beautiful moment between the couples.

Adding to Velankar's and Sharma's view on the campaign, Ankit Mathur, creative director at Dentsu Creative, says, “Year after year, wedding-themed ads on TV and social media show couples looking like they’ve just returned from a vacation when in reality they are exhausted and perhaps even tired of each other! We looked at #RentalHealthDay being a solution for those who can take driving off their to-do list and an opportunity for couples to make the most of their free time.”

First Published on Dec 7, 2022 12:36 PM