The ad has gone viral in just over two days when it was posted onto Google India’s YouTube channel and has crossed some 2.5 million views on YouTube. The ad showcases how Suman the grand-daughter of Baldev, who was forced to leave Lahore during the partition, helps her grand-father reunite with his childhood friend Yousuf with lots of help from Google. Suman and Yousuf’s grandson extensively use Google Search to make sure that the two grandparents and childhood friends are reunited. Google’s 3 and a half minute commercial was created by Ogilvy India.
Google has also created a bunch of shorter ads and taken the storyline forward. One shows the two of them fighting over a cricket match decision, the other has them trying to find out what fennel is in Hindi. You can watch the entire series by clicking on Google Search India’s YouTube channel.