Senco’s latest campaign highlighting Karigari features Vidya Balan

In the campaign conceptualised by Ogilvy Kolkata, Karigari finds its significance and relevance through the stories of four different women from four different parts of the country

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Published: Sep 8, 2018 9:54 AM  | 3 min read

In its new campaign, Senco Gold & Diamonds, the renowned jewellery brand from Bengal, puts a different lens on craftsmanship. Karigari finds its significance and relevance through the stories of four different women from four different parts of the country - Women who find a reflection of their identity in the jewellery they choose to wear. Real, everyday women. With real stories. It is set to play up the fact that women, the Karigars of life, are as unique as the pieces of adornment they choose for themselves. 
The multi-faceted and multi-talented Vidya Balan, has masterfully essayed these diverse characters. Suresh Triveni - the celebrated Director of Tumhari Sullu, teams up with Vidya and the crew that created Sullu, to tell these stories and bring them alive in his characteristic style. 

Each of the four films narrates the way a woman finds herself, her life and her identity intertwined with the piece of jewellery that she wears. It traces the story of a Bengali woman who discovers that the time consuming art of filigree is similar to the time and patience that she needs to invest in making a relationship blossom. How she enjoys perfecting the relationship just like a karigar enjoys perfecting filigree work for a set of bangles. The second story is told in the modest voice of a housewife in Delhi. She acknowledges the importance of little indulgences and discovers her dazzle in the Karigari of diamonds. The third story finds its protagonist in a South Indian woman. Someone who discovers that karigari can combine traditional values and modern outlook just the way she has never lost touch of her roots. And the last film helps a modern working woman, who believes in simplicity, find her match in the minimalistic and intricate Karigari of lightweight jewellery. 

Sujoy Roy, Managing Partner (Creative) Ogilvy Kolkata: The task was to take Senco’s strength of craftsmanship to every corner of India as the brand extends its footprint across the nation. With this campaign we will help women, the karigars of life, discover another karigar in Senco. The story of Karigari finds its role in the lives of these four women. And depicts how different forms of Karigari helps reflect the true identity of every woman. Only an actor as versatile as Vidya Balan could do justice to these roles. Unlike other jewellery campaigns, this campaign doesn’t over-promise or create an eclectic space for jewellery. It is set in the real space. And it finds its voice through the stories of four relatable characters across the country.

Suvankar Sen, Executive Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds: At Senco Gold, karigars are one of the pillars of strength. Each time a client praises our intricate designs, it is a credit to our craftsmen. We are fortunate to have them with us for years. In fact, some of the karigars have been with us for generations so they know everything when it comes to jewellery, modern or old; traditional or futuristic. This campaign is a tribute to the karigars who work untiringly to craft jewellery by their hands.

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