Join us on Facebook

Please wait..60 Seconds Cancel

Search

Follow us on

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Youtube
  • RSS

New Beginnings: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang- I

Let your favourite Bollywood actor help you choose your next car!

Planning to buy a new car but confused about what to buy? We’ll make the decision easier by recommending the right car for you based upon your favourite Bollywood actor!

Amitabh Bachchan : Chevrolet Cruze

No one has captured the imagination of Indian movie goers as Amitabh Bachchan – who else but him can invoke the kind of devotional frenzy that marked his near fatal injury in 1982? In a career spanning  45 grand years, he has mesmerized us as the angry young man, the intense lover, the inimitable comic, the stern patriarch and the grouchily hip “senior citizen” lover. Salman Rushdie tells us in Midnight’s Children that “what can’t be cured must be endured”, and there is no bigger exemplar of endurance in India than the Big B (incidentally he severely dislikes this moniker).

If love at first sight is possible with a car, then it has to be with the Chevrolet Cruze. Gorgeous looks on the outside and inside (the cockpit dashboard will make your pulse race),  elegant luxury, superb handling and powerhouse performance –  this is the car to zip across the Vodadara Expressway or the German autobahns, and don’t forget to roll down the sun roof before you floor the accelerator. With a design inspired by the iconic Chevrolet Corvette, the Cruze is built to own the road.

Shah Rukh Khan a.k.a. SRK: Honda City

For over two decades, King Khan has been the undisputed Badshah of Bollywood, successfully (and sometimes embarrassingly) patenting Rahul & Raj in Hindi cinema.  Crib as we may about his nostril flaring emoting, there is no denying that SRK is Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment. And for giving us DDLJ, Swades & Chak De! India, we will forgive him his “Rahul, Naam toh suna hoga”!

Just like SRK, the Honda City has also been the darling of Indian car owners since it was first launched in 1996 (just 4 years after SRK’s Bollywood debut in Deewana) .  If you want a “premium” sedan that is extremely reliable, offers great safety & comfort, and unequivocally proclaims that you have made it in life – look no further than the Honda City. A new version of the City, in both petrol and diesel options, will be unveiled soon.

Aamir Khan a.k.a AK: Maruti Suzuki Swift & Maruti Swift Dezire

King Khan may have swept all the awards but it’s Mr. Perfectionist who is the beloved of critics and film lovers.  And for good reason, for what would Hindi cinema be without this versatile performer, tireless thinker and OCD director/producer?  No one but AK could have reinvented the lovable tapori in so many different ways, from Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin to Andaz Apna Apna,  Rangeela  & Dil Chahta Hai.

The Maruti Swift had a sensational debut in 2005, finally offering a premium hatchback that was quirky yet affordable. Since then, it has cast a Roger Federer-esque grip on this segment, easily managing to outsell the competition and spreading its wings into the entry level sedan market with the equally popular Swift Dzire. If you want a car that is solid, safe, great fun to drive and is backed by the best service network in the country, the Swift or its elder sibling Swift Dzire is the car for you.

Hrithrik Roshan: Hyundai Verna & Hyundai i20

Drop dead gorgeous, dances like a dream, and a pretty good actor – it’s difficult not to get giddy in the head over  Junior Roshan. Pity that his father has monopolized him for the Krish duds – how we’d love to see him do another Lakshaya or even Jodha Akbar.

The Hyundai Fluidic Verna & Hyundai i20 are by far the sexiest cars in the premium sedan and premium hatchback segment respectively. Backed by the superb Hyundai service network and loaded to the gills with eye popping features usually found in luxury cars, it’s no wonder that the Verna and i20 have been giving sleepless nights to City & Swift.  The petrol version of the Verna may not offer the fun-to-drive factor or the rear seat comfort of these cars, but it’s definitely the car to make the boss or the ex  burn up with envy!

In Part 2 of this article, we will suggest the ideal car to complement your love for five more of Bollywood’s hot actors.  Meanwhile, here are nine things we learnt in our quest for a new car.

1. You will fall in love with a car you cannot afford.

2. You will move on, and fall more sensibly in love with a car that you can afford.

 3. You will violently hate the car you had a crush on before you started the testdrives.

4. You will spend the week before delivery repeatedly testdriving all the cars available in the market, from the Nano to the Volvo (you are a sensible woman and know the Maseratti is just not practical for India).

5. You will want to cancel the booking on the day of registration, and will need to be dragged at gunpoint to the car dealer by your family, who’ve had enough of your vacillating.

6. You will end up choosing a colour that you swore is “too loud” or “too common”

7. You will end up buying a car that wasn’t even in your initial shortlist.

8. You will find fault with the imported leather upholstery, the retro dash, the audio tweeters and virtually everything else in the car in your first week of ownership.

9. You will shriek at anyone who comes within touching distance of “my dark beauty” and sometimes wake up in the middle of the night to check if it needs anything (more petrol, what else!) after the first week of ownership.

You see dear My Big Red Bag girls: Just like your man, no car is perfect – but for you it is the most beautiful thing in this world.

Image Courtesy: fooosco via Compfight cc

6 Comments on New Beginnings: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang- I

  1. Hahahaa.. Love it!! Specially the last part.

    As for Swift – I think Salman Khan is more Swift types than Aamir. Aamir is more grace and just a li’l bit of pretence ;-) Aamir cud’ve been a Linea – pretty much a perfect package – not too much show off still.

  2. Ritu Prasad Pandey // January 3, 2014 at 9:18 pm // Reply

    Funny :-)
    I own a Beetle, what does that mean? Who’s my star?

    • The “people’s car” calls for the “people’s man” – I’d pair Salman Khan with the Beetle. What do you think? :-)

  3. why did i not read this article before buying the amaze !!!
    so i guess amaze shall be linked to one of the newbies in B Town!!?

  4. I have been surfing online more than 2 hours today, yet I
    never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me.
    In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.|
    I could not resist commenting. Very well written!|
    I’ll right away snatch your rss feed as I can not in finding your e-mail
    subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service.
    Do you’ve any? Please permit me understand in order that I may just subscribe.
    Thanks.|
    It is appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it
    is time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I want to
    suggest you few interesting things or suggestions.
    Perhaps you can write next articles referring to
    this article. I want to read more things about it!|
    It’s perfect time to make some plans for the long run and it’s time to be happy.
    I have learn this put up and if I may just I wish to counsel you few fascinating issues or tips.
    Perhaps you could write subsequent articles relating to
    this article. I desire to learn more issues about it!|
    I have been surfing online greater than three hours nowadays, but I by no means discovered any interesting
    article like yours. It is pretty value enough for me.
    Personally, if all site owners and bloggers made just right content as you did,
    the web might be a lot more helpful than ever
    before.|
    Ahaa, its nice dialogue about this article at this place at this webpage, I have
    read all that, so at this time me also commenting at this place.|
    I am sure this piece of writing has touched all the internet people, its really really fastidious piece of writing
    on building up new web site.|
    Wow, this paragraph is nice, my sister is analyzing such things,
    therefore I am going to tell her.|
    bookmarked!!, I love your web site!|
    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this post and
    the rest of the site is extremely good.|
    Hi, I do think this is a great web site. I stumbledupon it ;) I am going to revisit once again since i have book marked it.
    Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.|
    Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this site.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s challenging to get that “perfect balance” between usability and appearance.
    I must say you have done a excellent job with this.
    Additionally, the blog loads very fast for me on Chrome.

    Exceptional Blog!|
    These are in fact impressive ideas in concerning blogging.

    You have touched some pleasant things here. Any way keep up wrinting.|
    I love what you guys tend to be up too. This kind of clever work and exposure!
    Keep up the excellent works guys I’ve you guys to blogroll.|
    Hello! Someone in my Myspace group shared this site with us
    so I came to look it over. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and
    will be tweeting this to my followers! Great
    blog and brilliant style and design.|
    I really like what you guys are usually up too. Such clever work and exposure!
    Keep up the terrific works guys I’ve incorporated you
    guys to our blogroll.|
    Hello would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m looking to start my own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely
    unique. P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to ask!|
    Hey would you mind letting me know which web host you’re using?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different browsers and I must say this blog loads
    a lot faster then most. Can you suggest a good internet hosting provider at a
    reasonable price? Cheers, I appreciate it!|
    I like it when individuals come together and share views.
    Great site, continue the good work!|
    Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.

    Look advanced to far added agreeable from you!
    However, how could we communicate?|
    Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up.

    The words in your content seem to be running off the screen in Firefox.
    I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but
    I figured I’d post to let you know. The design and
    style look great though! Hope you get the problem solved soon. Cheers|
    This is a topic that is close to my heart… Take care!
    Where are your contact details though?|
    It’s very trouble-free to find out any matter on net
    as compared to books, as I found this article at this website.|
    Does your website have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to shoot
    you an e-mail. I’ve got some recommendations for your blog you might be interested
    in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it
    develop over time.|
    Hola! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a
    shout out from Porter Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic job!|
    Greetings from California! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to browse your website on my iphone during lunch break.
    I really like the knowledge you provide here and can’t wait to
    take a look when I get home. I’m amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my
    cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G ..
    Anyhow, awesome blog!|
    Its like you read my thoughts! You seem to understand so much approximately this,
    such as you wrote the ebook in it or something. I believe
    that you simply could do with a few % to force the message home a little bit,
    but instead of that, that is great blog.
    An excellent read. I will definitely be back.|
    I visited multiple web sites but the audio feature for
    audio songs present at this web page is in fact
    superb.|
    Hi, i read your blog from time to time and i own a
    similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam comments?
    If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or anything you can suggest?
    I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any help is very much appreciated.|
    Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular article! It’s the little changes that will make the most important changes.
    Thanks a lot for sharing!|
    I really love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you build this amazing site yourself?
    Please reply back as I’m wanting to create my own site and would love to find out where you got this from or just what the theme is
    named. Many thanks!|
    Hello there! This blog post could not be written much better!

    Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept preaching about this. I am going to send this article to him.
    Pretty sure he’ll have a very good read. Many thanks for sharing!|
    Incredible! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a completely different
    subject but it has pretty much the same layout and
    design. Outstanding choice of colors!|
    There is definately a great deal to find out about this topic.
    I love all the points you’ve made.|
    You’ve made some really good points there. I looked
    on the internet to learn more about the issue and found
    most individuals will go along with your views on this site.|
    Hi, I check your blog regularly. Your humoristic style is awesome, keep it up!|
    I simply could not depart your website before suggesting that
    I really loved the standard information an individual supply in your guests?
    Is gonna be back continuously in order to investigate cross-check new posts|
    I want to to thank you for this good read!! I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it.
    I’ve got you book-marked to check out new things you post…|
    Hello, just wanted to mention, I loved this blog post.
    It was funny. Keep on posting!|
    Hi there, I enjoy reading through your post. I wanted to
    write a little comment to support you.|
    I constantly spent my half an hour to read this webpage’s articles or
    reviews everyday along with a cup of coffee.|
    I for all time emailed this web site post page to all my
    contacts, because if like to read it afterward my friends will too.|
    My developer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on a number of websites for about a
    year and am nervous about switching to another platform.
    I have heard very good things about blogengine.net.
    Is there a way I can import all my wordpress
    content into it? Any help would be greatly appreciated!|
    Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after looking at some of the
    posts I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I
    found it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back regularly!|
    Wonderful work! That is the type of information that
    are supposed to be shared across the internet. Disgrace on the search engines for not positioning this submit higher!
    Come on over and consult with my site . Thanks =)|
    Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board
    and I find It really useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.|
    Hello there, I do believe your web site could be having internet browser
    compatibility problems. Whenever I take a look at your website in Safari,
    it looks fine however when opening in IE, it’s got some overlapping issues.
    I merely wanted to provide you with a quick heads
    up! Besides that, fantastic site!|
    Somebody essentially help to make seriously posts
    I might state. This is the first time I frequented your website page and thus far?

    I surprised with the research you made to create
    this actual publish extraordinary. Fantastic process!|
    Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and
    I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot.
    I hope to provide one thing back and aid others like you helped me.|
    Howdy! I just wish to give you a huge thumbs up for your
    excellent information you have got right here on this post.
    I’ll be coming back to your site for more soon.|
    I always used to study post in news papers but now as I am a user of internet so from now I am using net for
    posts, thanks to web.|
    Your mode of describing everything in this piece of writing is actually nice, every one can without difficulty understand
    it, Thanks a lot.|
    Hello there, I found your blog by way of Google at the same time as looking for a similar subject, your web site got here
    up, it seems to be great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hello there, simply changed into alert to your blog through Google, and found that it’s truly informative.

    I’m going to be careful for brussels. I’ll be grateful in the event you continue this in future.
    Numerous people will be benefited out of your writing.

    Cheers!|
    I’m curious to find out what blog platform you are utilizing?
    I’m having some small security issues with my latest site
    and I’d like to find something more safeguarded.
    Do you have any recommendations?|
    I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog.

    Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?
    Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one today.|
    I am extremely inspired along with your writing talents
    as smartly as with the layout on your blog. Is that this a paid subject matter or did you modify it your self?
    Anyway keep up the nice high quality writing,
    it is uncommon to peer a nice weblog like this one today..|
    Hi, Neat post. There’s an issue along with your website in web explorer,
    may check this? IE nonetheless is the market leader and a good portion of people will omit your
    fantastic writing because of this problem.|
    I am not sure where you are getting your information, but good topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
    Thanks for great information I was looking for this info for my mission.|
    Hi, i think that i saw you visited my web site so
    i came to “return the favor”.I’m attempting to find things to enhance my site!I suppose its ok
    to use some of your ideas!!\

1 Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Car Buying Guide: We pair your favourite Bollywood actor with a car !

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

*