Having stayed in the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh, for over two years (been visiting right form my childhood) and travelling quite extensively all over the state, I find this wonderful advertisement for tourism in MP all the more appealing.

So far have been to Jabalpur, Bilaspur (then MP), Bhopal, Indore, Ratlam, Sehore, Bhimbetka, Maihar, Bhojpur, Pachmarhi, Sanchi and of course, Khajuraho (twice over). Enjoy the multi-splendours of Madhya Pradesh in this bioscope of an ad.

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A transcript follows:

Til dekho, tar dekho
Aankhen phaad phaad dekho
Sher ki dahar dekho
Marble ka pahar dekho

Chandeli ki saree dekho
Bhandhavgarh ki jhaadi dekho
Ujjain ke sant dekho
Baudhik mahant dekho

Buddha ke nishaan dekho
Geeta aur qur’an dekho
Indore ki shaan dekho
Kaise banta paan dekho
Ta thaiya taa…

Khajuraho shilpkari dekho
Bhimbetka kalakari dekho
Kattar prem pujari dekho
Aankhen meeche meeche dekho

Aankhen phaad phaad dekho
Satpura ki rani dekho
Bhopal rajdhani dekho
Raajdhani mein jheel dekho

Behta paani jhilmil dekho
Dharmon ki mehfil dekho
Hindustan ka dil dekho…
Ta thaiya taa…

(Come prepared
Madhya Pradesh
The heart of Incredible !ndia)

Speaking of bioscopes, there is a documentary on The Bioscopewallah by Prashant Kadam. I’ve heard a lot about the film but haven’t watched it yet.

Update: (June 28, 2007) The popularity of the aforementioned TVC has led to a print campaign which essentially showcases the ingredients of the TVC in a comic strip format (with a few additional places added):

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