If you grew up in the '80s and '90s, you'd have surely chilled out with a bottle of Gold Spot (yes, we can hear you go 'The Zing Thing!'). Now, the fizzy drink, which used to be the height of cool back then, can be enjoyed once again. At least on screen!
This poster featuring Samantha Akkineni and Vijay Deverakonda, laughing and bonding over bottles of Gold Spot, has sent social media on a nostalgia trip. The poster is from the upcoming Tamil film Mahanati, titled Nadigayar Thilagam in Tamil. The film is set in different periods of time and Samantha and Vijay are said to be part of the '80s. So of course, Gold Spot had to be in the picture.
Dressed in the garb of the day, Samantha is seen wearing an old fashioned blouse and skirt with rose tinted sunglasses while Vijay sports a funky haircut and a big leather belt. In what seems to be a happy moment between the couple, they share a drink of Gold Spot standing next to an old timey scooter.
As soon as Samantha tweeted the poster with the caption â€śGold Spotâ€ť, Twitterati went crazy with nostalgia, reminiscing about their childhood days when they enjoyed a cool bottle of the fizzy orange drink in the summers. Vijay Devarakonda called it "vintage chill".
Gold spot https://t.co/tMmZ1TD0Azâ€” Samantha Akkineni (@Samanthaprabhu2) April 25, 2018
Ooh.. that Gold Spot.. Nostalgicâ€” Sai Satish Kandukuri (@saisatik) April 25, 2018
The pair, their costumes, hairdo and the goldspot! The movie #Mahanati is creating an amazing impact with each poster release. @Samanthaprabhu2 @TheDeverakonda the mood is just perfect !! pic.twitter.com/gvu95UtxSSâ€” Mallika Mylavarapu (@iam_mallika) April 25, 2018
The poster also says that a song from the film, 'Sada Nannu', will be released on Thursday at 5 pm.
Mahanati is the biopic of actor Savitri. The lead role is played by Keerthy Suresh while Samantha plays a journalist. Others in the cast include Dulquer Salmaan, Vijay Devarakonda, Naga Chaitanya, and Shalini Pandey. The film is directed by Nag Ashwin and will release on May 9.
The teaser of the film has created quite an impression on fans, with several commenting on how well the team has recreated a bygone era.
Gold Spot, an orange flavoured drink, was all the rage among young people in the '80s and '90s. The Gold Spot song still has amazing recall value though it's close to two decades since its production was stopped.
Watch an old ad of Gold Spot here if you want to indulge in some more nostalgia: