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N Padmakumar brings his real-life advertising experiences to reel life

The MX Original Series Thinkistan explores the clash between Bharat and India which follows journey of two copywriters who fight for recognition at an ad agency. The series will stream on MX Player for free from May 24

Adman N Padmakumar is bringing the real madness from the world of advertising, from his real experiences, as he turns director with MX Original Series Thinkistan.

This first-of-kind series explores the classic clash between Bharat and India which follows journey of two copywriters who fight for recognition at an ad agency as they create memorable ads and fabulous brands. Thinkistan will stream on MX Player for free from May 24.

N Padmakumar said, “To me, chronicling an era and its human movement is the most important aspect of storytelling. On the face of it, Thinkistan is the story of two contrasting characters slugging it out in the seductive, mad world of advertising. One is an English copywriter from a metropolis and the other a Hindi copywriter from the heartland. Their language and social class form the eventual wedge between them.”

N Padmakumar, popularly known as Paddy, has had a long innings in advertising before he bid adieu to his 18-year career in advertising to pursue his dream of becoming a filmmaker. He has been the National Creative Director at Rediffusion-Y&R prior to which he has also been associated with Lowe Lintas and Partners, MTV and McCann Worldgroup, Sri Lanka.  His maiden feature film ‘A Billion Colour Story’ was released in 2017 and has received great acclaim in the Film Festival circuit.

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