Ambiking Suitings ad: Ashok Kumar’s five fabric purchase tips

Ashok Kumar might have started as a reluctant actor, but Dadamoni soon transformed into one of the biggest stars of his time and Indian cinema’s first superhit Kismet (1943) had him as the lead. Ashok Kumar’s (born Kumudlal Ganguly) film career spanned over six decades in which he acted in about 300 films and a few television serials that included the landmark Hum Log (1984-1985) on Doordarshan.

He also appeared in the memorable baratiyo ka swagat Pan Parag se ho advertisement along with Shammi Kapoor. This incidentally was the first time the two veteran actors worked together and is the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Ashok Kumar and ads together. He also lent his bespectacled smile for a lesser known product – Ambiking Suitings (Note the huge ring on his left hand).

Ashok Kumar in Ambika King suitings ad

Give Ambiking Suitings the total test

Check the fabric: The texture and weave of the fabric is what gives it good wearing qualities
Check the finish: A smooth finish is what makes the fabric feel nice… next to you
Check the design: Designs should be contemporary and classic – with an accent on the changing fashions
Check the quality: Make sure of the composition of the blend, the fastness of colours and the wash and wear properties
Check the name: The final and often the only thing you need to check. ‘AMBICA’ – the name that carries the stamp of quality

‘Ambirised’ pre-shrunk fabric
Shri Ambica Mills

Agency: Bidhan

  • AbhikMajumdar

    An excellent post. I seem to recall Ashok Kumar modelling for some surrogate club soda brand (Bagpiper, most likely) around the ’80s.

  • AbhikMajumdar

    An excellent post. I seem to recall Ashok Kumar modelling for some surrogate club soda brand (Bagpiper, most likely) around the ’80s.