Puns fascinate me! I collect them in all sizes, shapes, kilobytes and varying degrees of intelligence!
I have scoured the net across funny and not so funny sites, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and a host of other resources to find puns. I love puns, the word play and the ability to let your mind sink and let other people drown with you into a space where they either grin, smile, laugh out loud, wince, grunt, frown, throw up, fall ill or jump of a really tall building in slow motion!
I was at a conference today at Media one hotel dubai. The conference room at the business center was such a fresh breath of air. What was usually a strait jacketed atmosphere in a typical corporate settings was turned into a fun and engaging experience.
A message in the lift for the business center set the tone saying “if you are wearing a tie, this is not the place for you”. Set in the media city of dubai, the place new it’s target audience and had created the vibe for the creative clientele.
The attention to detail from the graphic red glasses, cutlery, candy in jars and the fun messages across all stationery was fresh with a hint of mischief. The coffee mug had various messages, note pads, writing materials and posters too. I could constantly see every participant smiling and connecting emotionally with the space.
This is what branding is about. Connecting emotionally and engaging the consumer and creating a memorable experience in the consumers mind. This place so nailed it!
Paulius Nosokas takes spam messages and makes them into a graphic element. What a wonderful twist on the annoying!!
This is a great Pun fight that happened over my status update on FB. The idea that evolved was to pun over Bollywood film titles. We had a blast and here’s the result!! I have kept the names of the punners within the puns. I challenge you to survive reading till the very end without getting giddy! ha ha Enjoy
This is how it started:
Sajith Ansar Is Hum aapke hain corn a film about Salman leading the agricultural revolution?
Sajith Ansar Is chuck De a film where shah rukh fires Shobha de?
Sajith Ansar Is Undas apna apna a film where Aamir khan turns possessive over his omelette?
And this is the turn it took!
Molshri Kohli Ezekiel Is dil chahta hai a film about amir khan falling in love with his umbrella?
Pushpendra Misra is Undas apna apna a story about bigger balls?
Sajith Ansar Is company a film about a drought?
Pushpendra Misra Is Shool a film about pashmina?
Pushpendra Misra Is kai po che a film about mops?
Sajith Ansar Is koi mill Gaya about the textile industries decline?
Sajith Ansar Is pukar about a teddy and his automobile
Sajith Ansar Is pardes about the land of cats?
Suresh Venkat And don’t even get me started on Mere do anmol Ratan
Sajith Ansar Is barfi about a vampire slayer?
Suresh Venkat Himmatwala is about a rubber sheet salesman?
Sajith Ansar Is jab tak hain jan about a sales guy who’s worried about Decembers targets
Rahul Singh Kaminey was a very welcoming movie
Rahul Singh Gandhi was the real Dirty Movie
Adarsh Gupta Is Shootout at Wada La , the story of a waiter getting shot for serving breakfast late?
Adarsh Gupta Is Sholay the story of an easy girl ?
Shiva Kumar I think barfi is the one where he has acute motion sickness
Adarsh Gupta Is Sil Sila the story of a very quick tailor ?
Charu Menon Was hututu about a man who loved to spit?
Shiva Kumar Kai po Che is a Tamil movie about an amputee
Charu Menon Was Lagaan a campaign to increase internet participation?
Shiva Kumar Dabang is centered around a one night stand
Charu Menon Was cheeni kum a public invite for Cheeni?
Adarsh Gupta Is Banned it Queen another name for Sharmila Tagore for her tenure in the censor board ?
Adarsh Gupta Was Bebus a gujju film about public transport ?
Charu Menon Is Saawariya a story about a nonplussed warrior?
Adarsh Gupta Isnt Abroo the film about love of coffee?
Shiva Kumar Ishqiya is about a flu pandemic and hay fever
Adarsh Gupta Is Damaad the Jamaican version of One Flew over the Cuckoos nest ?
Shiva Kumar Hera Pheri is about waiting to cross a river by boat
Shiva Kumar Rang de basanti is about calling an elderly lady bus driver
Shiva Kumar Udaan is a Japanese cookery movie about making noodles
Rahul Singh Rangeela offers a great lesson on running in the rain
Shiva Kumar Bunty aur babli is about a bakery serving chai and champagne
Rahul Singh Mohabbat is an interesting followup to the Hobbit
Rahul Singh Theres a lot of people who dont trust tea. They made Shakti …
Rahul Singh Pukar had some great tips about keeping a clean digestive system
Rahul Singh Damn I forgot what I wanted to Aks
Rahul Singh I seem to have lost my Khakees..how am i gonna go home?
Shiva Kumar Deewar is about soldiers in battle
Rahul Singh Theres this movie they dont like in Africa…its called Do Kaliyaan..dunno why
Shiva Kumar Maqbool is about a very large fast food burger
Rahul Singh The diamond lobby is protesting the screening of this Shashi Kapoor classic..Faqeera
Shiva Kumar Dev D is about them finding a new language
Adarsh Gupta La Fun Gay – Par in Day is a touching film of same sex people who want to come out in daylight doing as they do.
Rahul Singh Lawaris is all bout this french guy who came into an inheritance
Shiva Kumar Kismat is a movie against public display of affection
Rahul Singh Jo Jeeta Woh Sikandar is true..to win we must look inwards
Shiva Kumar Kal ho na ho is about prostitute’s change of mind
Shiva Kumar Jajantaram mamantaram is about an alcoholic judge and his alcoholic mother
Sajith Ansar Hum aapke hai akon is about a singer who doesn’t know the lyrics
Sajith Ansar Masoom was about a mother who found solace in her camera
Shiva Kumar Oh and Devdos about a tech team working exclusively on primitive Microsoft language
Sajith Ansar Awaarapan is about a battle of bad humor or about this status update
Rahul Singh Woah Kaun Thi ..was a message to the mother of Pandavas to take it easy
Sajith Ansar Was Don made as a response to is raat ki subah nahin?
Shiva Kumar Pukar is about a shitty automobile
Rahul Singh hamraaz is the secret behind bad acting
Sajith Ansar Was pati Patni orwo about a couple fighting over a 35mm roll of film?
Shiva Kumar Taal is a Bangla movie about Ian Anderson
Sajith Ansar Kaal is a film about a runner whose surname is Lewis
Sajith Ansar Is sarfarosh about an itch from washing powder?
Sajith Ansar Is a story about Jodie foster’s masseur called Rub ne banaya Jodie?
Rahul Singh Coolie No. 1 was about the terrifying medical condition where the patient unriates ice water. Scary stuff.
Pushpendra Misra Is Deewar a film about someone’s deep sea adventures?
Pushpendra Misra Is twilight saga a film about someone having a bad time in the loo because of an overdose of saag?
Rahul Singh Jodha Akbar lekin agli baar jod na paya
Sajith Ansar An old soda has no fiza
Vikram Augustine Betaab-Story of a Gujju eagerly waiting for two tablets.
Sajith Ansar Is a film about a car in the Bronx called damini
Vikram Augustine Lashkar, a gory movie about beatings in Saudi.
Vikram Augustine No transport in strike hit Hyderabad – Naqab
Sajith Ansar Is karz made by Pixar?
Pushpendra Misra is sholay a film about bata marketing it’s shoes?
Sajith Ansar Is a malayali studying deforestation Trimurti
Sajith Ansar Is dilbar about a cold hearted person
Sajith Ansar Is beta a film still in its testing phase?
Shiva Kumar Parinda is a Parsi movie about a couple of eggs
Shiva Kumar Chakravyuh is about discarding the original view
Shiva Kumar Parineeta is about a restaurant that serves only for couples
Shiva Kumar Giraftar is about a large animal stuck on a recently laid road
Shiva Kumar Hum is about a bathroom singer
Hemant Suthar Mr India is about the gentleman in the lamp
Shiva Kumar Saudagar is about fixing a house made of cloth
Shiva Kumar Saudagar could also be about 100 Drupad singing brothers
Hemant Suthar Ya Haan ! Is affirmative in English and Hindi
Shiva Kumar Kwahish bless you
Shiva Kumar Like in Ishqiya bless you
Rahul Singh Junglee is that Shammi Kapoor classic about being being all gay and happy right in the middle of the year
Shiva Kumar Junoon is mid day mid year
Hemant Suthar Hay Ram is about Brotherhood of Transistors !
Rahul Singh Meri Jung did very well in Germany. Little girls loved it there.
Rahul Singh Pado San had a but of flatulence problem too
Hemant Suthar BAWANDAR was a Parsi film about a man in jail
Shiva Kumar Bachpan is about a small play of words
Hemant Suthar Did you hear abou ” hum aap ke hain silicone ” ?
Sajith Ansar Taal is a film about drying yourself after a shower
Pushpendra Misra Is Pyar kiya toh darna kya a movie about public relations?
Rahul Singh Agent Vinod is about a man…. Zzzzzzzzz
Rahul Singh Professor Pyarelal was about communist propaganda
Shiva Kumar Gunaah is a bengali film that says ‘no shit’
Shiva Kumar Andaz apna apna is an animation about chicken safeguarding their egg
Rahul Singh Haath hi Mera saathi is all about being self reliant
Shiva Kumar Dil se is about a talking herb
Shiva Kumar Mast Kalandar is a documentary on importance of scheduling things
Shiva Kumar Chamatkar is a bangla movie about not drinking tea (or eating as the bengali’s say)
Shiva Kumar Vishwatma is about a confused guy when his mother offers him three boons
Shiva Kumar Rudaali is about an ill mannered boxer
Deepak Pathania Pather Panchali is when a rock proves to be stronger that a legendary boxer
Suresh Venkat Aar Par is movie about golf
Sajith Ansar Is saajan about a doctor who performs operations?
Mitali Saran I don’t know whether to kill you or canonize you.