Cable ads have provided Pakistanis with entertainment since the media explosion and now, as a logical conclusion to everything that had unfolded, a king has emerged on the scene. His name is Waseem Hassan Sheikh. Not only has he taken the art of making cable tv ads to new heights, this enterprising individual has also acquired clients from every mohallah in Punjab. His acumen as a businessman and as an artist is being widely acknowledged and his ads are going viral.
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Here are some of his best ads:
This one for Hanif Tailors is worth watching till the end:
When you have clothes made from Hanif Tailors, who needs a bride?
This ad for Al-Sheikh Fan
TVC-Al Sheikh Fan-Directed By-Waseem Hassan Sheikh-Hassan Studio 1 Lahore-0323-8826984——–0345-4745260
Posted by Waseem Hassan Sheikh on Monday, May 11, 2015
Al-Sheikh Fan is located at Chowk Chuburji, the viewer will never forget.
Butt Restaurant & Cattering:
T V C-Butt Restaurant & Cattering-Directed By-Waseem Hassan Sheikh-Hassan Studio 1 Lahore—————–0323-8826984——0345-4745260
Posted by Waseem Hassan Sheikh on Saturday, May 2, 2015
“Barbeque ka tou apna hi maza hai”
Special effort was put into making ‘New Karchi Cikken Haleem ad’, and it shows:
new Karachi chiken kuzi haleem-Directed By-Waseem Hassan Sheikh-Hassan Studio 1 Lahore-0323-8826984 – 0345-4745260
Posted by Waseem Hassan Sheikh on Thursday, April 23, 2015
And finally, this masterpiece:
How people on social media are coping with these ads:
If you haven’t watched the Kit Kat Talcum Powder commercial yet, you’re doing it all wrong.
— Yamna Irfan (@YamnaIrfan) June 4, 2015
One user couldn’t cope:
— Sheikh نصرالله (@mnsheikh) June 4, 2015
There were accusations:
@abdulahadjawaid Pakka pindi boi..
— Churail-e-Mashriq (@LeenaAlvi) June 3, 2015
— Malik Waheed Awan (@ruthlessawan) June 3, 2015
Some were bewildered:
Why is that “kit kat” talcum powder add getting viral?? Why oh lord!! Please stop people. Its hurts the eyes
— Komal Kabir (@komal_kay) June 3, 2015
And one person could not take it:
Kit kat Talcum powder’s ad gave me cancer. bye bye world x
— Abdul. (@Shareef_Boy) June 3, 2015
Mr Waseem Hassan Sheikh is versatile as well as prolific. He has a team and everything. These are all serious and earnest businesses and it is very likely that the ads are working too. We are living in an age where these things can be easily made and spread to a wide audience, spreading joy and happiness throughout the land. What a time to be alive.