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Dentsu One, Honda unveil latest campaign ‘Sau mein se sava sau’ for Activa 125

MediaInfoline September 28, 2018
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. goes on air with its latest campaign – “Sau mein se sava sau” for the new Activa 125. The campaign is conceptualised by Dentsu One, a Dentsu Aegis Network division.
The 2018 edition of Activa 125 comes equipped with LED headlamp, LED position lamp and 4-in-1 lock with seat opening switch. Building on trust of more than a million customers, Activa 125 offers solid power, strong (metal body) and blend of performance, efficiency, comfort with advanced features.
Campaign objective:
The campaign aims to promote new class leading features of Activa 125 while leveraging on trust & legacy of brand Activa. Positioned as the preferred choice in its category, it combines the reliability of Activa with power of 125cc engine and stylish solid metal body with a frontastic chrome stance.
Taking a slice of life route, the “Sau mein se sava sau” campaign illustrates a family where the girl highlights all positive attributes of her love interest to get her father’s approval. The film mirrors these qualities with the features of Activa 125 which is made for the smart and sensible people. The product- Activa 125 has all positive attributes she praises the boy for. Different features are compared to quality like – 1. Smart – LED Headlamp, LED Position Lamp and Chrome Chest, 2. Sensible- ECO mode indicator, 3. ‘Good Family’- Brand Activa and 4. Strong – Metal body. Parallel sequences weaved into the story substantiate the positioning of the scooter.
Film Description:
The story opens with a young daughter approaching the conversation seeking her father’s approval on her choice of husband. The father expresses initial scepticism about her choice. This is when the daughter elaborates on qualities of the boy which embodies the features of Activa 125. The first thing she mentions is his smartness where the film cuts to scooter’s chrome chest, LED headlamp & LED Tail Lamp. The girl then describes him as sensible with the film cutting close on Activa’s console with the ECO mode indicator.  On daughter’s request the mother also supports her by saying that the boy belongs to a good family. It is when the film reveals that the scooter is an Activa- India’s most trusted two-wheeler. The daughter reiterates her choice by saying that ‘he is as strong as her father’ with the frame focussing on the metal body of Activa 125 personifying robustness and confidence. In the next frame, the boy is seen riding uphill smoothly with extra power and torque provided by Activa 125. Collaborating the narration, the parallel stories merge together. The boy arrives on Activa 125 and introduces himself as ‘Captain Vikram’ followed by greeting her mother. The father gets extremely impressed with the boy when he relates to all his qualities with his choice of ride. He approves him by whispering to his daughter, “Sau me se sava sau hai!”. Summing up all features of the man, and consequently the Activa 125, the film ends with all four of them walking away together, with the voiceover “Wahi Activa Ka Trust Zyaada Power ke Saath!”.
Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said,“The purpose of this campaign is to showcase the new segment leading product features and reiterate trust of brand ‘Activa’. With more than a million users, Activa 125 is synonymous to smartness, sensibility and strength. The power & torque of Activa 125 provides enhanced confidence to the customers especially on hilly roads.”
Mr. Titus Upputuru, National Creative Director, Dentsu One said, “If you belong to a good family, you will have good genes. That’s the key insight we have taken to build communication for the campaign. Activa 125 hails from the family of Activa. The product scores 125 % in every aspect and that’s why the expression ‘sau mein se sava sau! Shooting the film in a cable car was very challenging but we are very excited to see the final outcome.”
“The Honda Activa 125 is an epitome of trust and technology combined with power. The campaign draws beautifully from the strength of the product and crafts a story that shows how human relationships can be beautifully formed on the bonds of trust and equanimity of power. It’s a great example of how product and consumer insights can be married to create a memorable brand story” said Mr. Abhinav Kaushik, Executive Vice President, Account Management, Dentsu One.


Campaign Summary: 

Campaign Elements: TVC, Print, Outdoor, Digital, Cinema  

Client: Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.   

Creative Agency: Dentsu One Pvt. Ltd.  

National Creative Director: Titus Upputuru  

Senior Creative Director: Rajesh Minocha 

Creative SupervisorNandini Pathania 

Planning Team: Anand Murty, Samik Chatterjee 

Executive Vice President, Account Management: Abhinav Kaushik 

Vice PresidentYoshio Habu 

Associate Account Director: Aakash Jain 

Account Executive: Soumya Arora 

Associate Vice President, Films: Dawa Lama  

Director (of the film): Hemant Bhandari 

Producer: Abhishek Notani 

Production House: Chrome Pictures 

DOP: Jishnu Bhattacharjee 

Music: Siddhant Mago, Mayank Mehra 

Campaign Details 


Title of film:  

Sau mein se sava sau 



45 seconds 


Campaign Launch:  

25 September, 2018 



Television, Digital, Print, Outdoor


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