Best Hindi Comedy Bollywood Movies of All Time
Are you bored of the daily mundane work and need a dash of laughter in your life? Well, if you feel nothing can bring a bright smile to your face, you can always switch on to some of the below-mentioned funny Bollywood movies. We are sure that these Bollywood Classics will get an ear to ear smile on your face and make you forget all your sorrows. If not all, at least, it will help you cut down on most parts of your distresses. Regardless of how times you have seen anyone of this classic, some quirky moments or immaculately delivered puns are surely going to entice the humorous heart in you.
Even if you go through several foreign language films in search of good comedy, Ye Baburao Ka Style Hain is always going to leave you in bits as an Indian Film enthusiast.
10 Best Hindi Comedy Movies That Will Leave Your Cheekbones Hurt
Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986)
Director: Basu Chatterjee
Cast: Anil Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Amjad Khan, Pankaj Kapoor, Om Prakash
The movie consists of a simple storyline which is exhibited with a lot of creativity in the directional department. The director makes good use of the available resources to produce a delightful movie. The plot is moved forward with a small town romance that flourishes between Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh. However, they face the wrath of their parent’s opposition when Amjad Khan pops in as a catalyst to change their parent’s opinions. The hilarity that goes around while fixing Chameli Ki Shaadi is simply great to watch. The movie gives a lot of funny moments and ends up fixing a wide ear to ear grin on your face.
Cast: Sanjeev Kapoor, Deven Verma, Deepti Naval, Moshumi Chatterjee
If one thing Bollywood misses today is the simplicity and ethical storytelling which Gulzaar did to perfection back in the good old days. This movie is one such tale that will leave you laughing till your tummies hurt. Even Shakespeare would’ve been happy to see the adaptation of his play executed with such finesse. Actors in the movie do a commendable job, and director gets the best out of the actors to get their comic timings perfectly on the screen.
This movie is so ahead of its time that it will get you genuinely smiling even today. Thank us later, first, browse the web to treat yourself with 2 and a half hours of ultimate laughter and fun.
3 Idiots (2009)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
3 Idiots, the film is nothing short of a modern masterpiece created by Mr. Hirani with loads of inspiring moments. Apart from the film having some really good and unique funny moments, it conveys a very important message in a very emphatic way ever. Needless to say more as its overall box office collection does the required talking. The film covers all the aspects of making a good well-finished product for its audiences. From lots and lots of humor to intense drama and fury of emotions, this movie lets you smile while a teardrop or two rolls down your cheeks.
Actors led by Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan do a very commendable job in the department. Irani in a villainous role is hilarious and intense at the same time. Kareena, Joshi, Sharman, and Omi play the supporting roles in the movie flawlessly. It is one of the many blockbuster hits from Aamir Khan which will restore your faith in the Indian filmmakers and Indian Cinema.
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S (2003)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani, Gracy Singh, Sunil Dutt, Priya Bapat
If you wish to see what an excellent chemistry between the two actors can do to a film, you surely need to watch Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. Sanjay Dutt plays the usual local goon, but with a lot of twist and humor which only glorifies because of the insane comic timing of Arshad Warsi who plays the role of the goon’s right hand. The movie is well-directed with an easy going script which has an emotional element throughout. However, the comic value of the films isn’t lost to the emotional scenes as there is a glimmer of laughter in every second frame in the movie.
The plot revolves around how a local goon tries to break in a medical college to impress his heart-broken father who dreams of his son becoming a doctor. Boman Irani plays the antagonist dean without screaming to the audience of his villainous roles. Munna Bhai’s quest to become a doctor is well-followed by Warsi who shines like a bright sun in the movie. Hirani in his directorial debut proves his mettle as a filmmaker with a lot of potentials. The role is tailor-made for Dutt who gives one of the finest performance of his career. The sequel of the movie is equally good which has a completely different plot line.
Chupke Chupke (1975)
Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Asrani, Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Om Prakash
The secrecy driven comedy is one of the best Indian films on the comedy circuit. Chosen as an experiment by the director, he gave the liberty to his cast to show their funny sides on the screen. To match the impressive acting skills, the movie is packed with wonderful music by none other than S.D. Burman and incredible editing. The director stresses on creating natural humor, instead of depending on the senseless artificial humor to create a visual delight. The best part about this movie is, even after you watch it for n number of times, you would be forced to draw a grin on your face.
Comedy films don’t get better than this. It is simplistic yet tickles every muscle in our stomach with its innocence and a well-versed script. The dialogues in the movie are written in pure Hindi to add to the artistic value of the film. This film is highly recommended as it would introduce you to the brilliance of the filmmakers in the golden era of Indian Cinema.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
Director: Kundan Shah Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Biswani, Satish Shah, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur
Its inclusion in the Indiatimes Movie’s 25 must watch Bollywood films translated the greatness of the film. It was one of a kind experiment to exhibit a dark satire on the ongoing issues in the country. To our surprise, it was the directorial debut for Kundan Shah who worked relentlessly hard to execute a fine performance from his highly talented ensemble cast. Although this movie reflects on the list of comedy films in the Indian Cinema, it never loses the sight of the goal which makes it even more effective. It covers the most sensitive topics in the funniest way possible.
Naseeruddin Shah and Ravi Biswani play the role of struggling photographers with maximum finesse. If I had to name few of the best movies in the Hindi Film Industry, I would consider it in the Top 3 without a second thought. If one really wants to know about how the comedy scripts should be executed, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is a perfect example.
Director: Jyoti Swaroop
Cast: Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu, Mehmood, Kishore Kumar, Mukri, Keshto Mukherji, Mehmood, Om Prakash, Moolchand, Doolari.
How can we miss out on Padosan while talking about the best comedy movies that graced the Indian Film Fraternity? Padosan gave a new perspective to the genre that thought people about how natural and situational comedy should be executed perfectly. The film is nothing short of a laughter riot to be précised. Mehmood is the standout performer in the movie who shines amidst several superstar presences like Sunil Dutt and Nargis.
The plot of the movie revolves around Bhola, who just like his name is an innocent guy who falls in love with his neighbor which is played by the beautiful Saira Banu. There is n number of funny characters and elements that keep on adding as the movie progresses. There are few classic songs which are hummed by the Indians even today. Joyful music, best-in-class comedy, and prolific acting by one of the best actors to grace the industry, Padosan is a movie which shouldn’t be missed by the Indian film lovers.
Andaaz Apna Apna (1994)
Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
This is one of those films that left the box office without garnering the much-deserved applause only to be hailed as one of the best comedy cult movies years after its release. Generally, this is what happens to all the low-budget script-oriented honest movies in India. They are usually ignored by the audience which is why we don’t get to witness such masterclass movies on a regular basis. The situational comedy and inclusion of few of the talented actors in the industry combine to make a masterpiece of their own.
The plot revolves around two poor young boys, played by Aamir and Salman who try to lure the daughter of a rich businessman to marry one of them. The likes of Shakti Kapoor and Paresh Rawal are at their routine best who add to the comic timings. Aamir is exceptional in the acting department like he always has, but Salman who plays a dimwit is equally intriguing to watch. To cut this review down in one line, I must say it is an intelligently carved movie (a definite must watch for all the movie lovers) made with a lot of understanding about the genre.
Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast: Amol Palekar, Deven Verma, and Bindiya Goswami
If it all, you have a very bad day at the office or work and want to watch a movie that will not only relax your mood but will also bring a smile to your face, you can always rely heavily on the old Golmaal which was released back in 1979. I am yet to find a single glitch in the movie. Even after being a comedy movie, there isn’t any loophole left by the director who mastered the art to produce such quintessential movies. The movie is a gem where Amol Palekar takes control over the double role he plays in the movie with so much perfection.
The plot isn’t as whacky that of a comedy movie. It is a daily running script that has been executed with much finesse and perfection. There are a lot of jokes about Bhavani’s mustache which can ridicule the most serious person to laugh out loud. Also, there are many gesture-driven jokes that Palekar performs with utmost suaveness. At no point in time in the movie, one can make out these finely talented actors are putting an effort to make us laugh. They just go about in the movie which such simplicity that it doesn’t seem like they are acting. The compact script, the easy on the eye direction and few good songs make this movie nothing less than a gem.
Hera Pheri (2000)
Dene Wala Jab Bhi Deta, Deta Chappar Phaad Ke, this song in the movie sums up my entire review of the film. The song translates as when God gives, he makes sure it is abundant. And the director along with the well-assembled cast gives us an abundance of laughter throughout the entire film. The movie has had its long-lasting effect on the hearts of the Indian film lovers. Watch it for a thousand times, and you still wouldn’t get bored of Babu Bhaiya performing his antics with an excellent Marathi- oriented accent.
The plot revolves around 3 lead actors who are in need of money to sort down their personal issues. One misplaced phone call from a gangster gives one of the leads to plan a bluff which goes hilariously wrong. All the Hera Pheri that goes around for more than 2 hours is engaging to say the least. It is simple, funny, and has all the elements to top the prestigious list of Bollywood’s funniest movies ever made.
Here is a list of Best Hindi Comedy Movies of all time which will restore your faith in the Indian Cinema. Yes, it is an irony that for an industry that produces more than a century of films in a year to give only a handful of classics to be remembered for a lengthened period. In case, you look forward to some original non-inspired, and non-copied comedy sequences, these movies can be trusted. You won’t feel a tad disappointed or dejected after spending your valuable minutes to watch one these lovely Bollywood flicks.