So, Here's What Pakistanis Really Think About That New Shan Masala Ad

By Sajeer Shaikh | 25 Apr, 2017

By now, undoubtedly, you’ve all watched that viral Shan Masala ad that doubles as an emotional tale about fitting in and bonding with your neighbors.

Source: Youtube/Shan Foods

 

The ad spread like wildfire.

 

Since we’re all keen analysts deep down, the ad was dissected and scrutinized.

 

Questions were asked.

 

Debates were sparked.

Pakistanis needed answers and were quick to state their observations.

 

Some people loved the Shan ad and voiced their appreciation

 

Some highlighted the importance of the one true bonding factor when it comes to Pakistanis – biryani

 

Some highlighted a major plot-hole in the Shan ad

 

Someone pointed out something we all should’ve been wondering

 

The downside of the over-the-top manner of desi hospitality was memed

 

Some considered the Shan ad to be regressive

 

Others didn’t quite agree

 

Many were appalled at the lack of aloos in the biryani

 

Other people had an issue with how the Chinese woman has to undergo a transformation of sorts to be accepted

 

The biryani making skills of Lahoris were also questioned

 

As expected, the biryani vs pulao debate was sparked

 

To the point where Meesha Shafi weighed in with her extremely valid opinion as well

 

This guy even offered to bridge the gap

 

Some people had some pretty monumental concerns

 

Conspiracy theories were put forward

Source: NDTV

 

But this was, perhaps, the most valid statement

 

Regardless of what you think about the ad, it is, at the end of the day, just an ad. Maybe we really do need to chill and take our analytical skills down a notch. Just sayin’.

 

Let’s just weigh in on the most important question out of this whole ad

 


Cover image via: Shan Foods / YouTube

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