10 best Bollywood comedy movies of all times
Sometimes a good comedy can save a terrible day. Add an Indian charisma, talented actors, and unrivaled humor – and we guarantee you’ll get a laugh of a lifetime. So, choose something to your taste in these top 10 Bollywood comedy movies of all time and enjoy!
Munnabhai M.B.B.S is a comedy-drama movie that was directed in 2003 by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Interestingly, it was the first work directed by Hirani, and it was a success. One of the reasons for the film’s breakthrough is the appealing image of a gangster Murli Prasad Sharma, played by Sanjay Dutt. Murli Prasad Sharma (with a nick Munna Bhai) is living with his buddy Sarkeshwar a.k.a. Circuit (Warsi) and selling himself to be a doctor when his parents arrive. They want their son to be a doctor very much, but their dream is crushed when a friend of theirs, Jagdish Chandra Asthana, tells them the truth about who their son really is. Parents leave with disappointment, but Munna decides to enter a medical school against all odds. It turns out that the dean there is Asthana himself. The movie is full of funny and ridiculous situations. Part of the film’s success is due to unsurpassed Sanjay Dutt’s acting and his likable character Munna.
Hera Pheri (Monkey Business)
Hera Pheri is a 2000 comedy movie directed by Priyadarshan. According to a survey, conducted by The Indian Express, Hera Pheri is considered the best Bollywood comedy of all time and an iconic classic. There is a lot of mix-up and havoc in Hera Pheri. New characters emerge in the course of the film, and this makes the plot even more perplexing, not proposing any possible endgames. Hera Pheri determines the direction and tone of the following Priyadarshan’s works. Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Tabu, Paresh Rawal, and others play the leading parts in the movie.
Dulhe Raja (Groom King)
Dulhe Raja is a 1998 comedy with such film stars as Govinda, Raveena Tandon, Kader Khan, Prem Chopra, Mohnish Bahl, and others. It was directed by Harmesh Malhotra. The part, played by Govinda is his typical character – a perky rowdy Raja who falls in love with the daughter of an affluent guy Singhania, who has got a 5-star hotel just opposite Raja’s diner-hotel. Singhania is angry because of his daughter’s relationship with Raja. What the two men are unaware of, is that the girl has got her own plans.
Andaz Apna Apna (Everyone has their own style)
Andaz Apna Apna is a 1994 comedy directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and starring Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor, and others. The film narrates a story about two counterparts Prem and Amar who independently of each other are inspired by a common goal. They are willing to become well-to-do by marrying a rich woman. The confusion begins when they run into each other and realize that their object is the same woman.
It is an action-comedy movie produced in 1994 by David Dhawan. The leading parts are played by Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Shakti Kapoor, and others. The movie is not a really slight edge between a comedy and a melodrama, being a mixture of a corny storyline and goofy humor. Nevertheless, Govinda with his role takes the humor to the next level.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (Just let it go, friends)
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is a 1983 satirical black comedy, directed by Kundan Shah and starring Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, and others. Made with a modest budget, the movie is a satire on the most pressing Indian problems ‒ political system, corruption, unemployment, and media. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro tells the story of two naïve and idealistic photographers – Vinod and Sudhir, that want to open their own photo studio. When they get their first task, they plunge into a far-from-ideal world.
Gol Maal (Messed up or Hanky Panky)
It is a comedy film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee in 1979. The cast of the movie includes Amor Palekar, Bindiya Goswami, Deven Verma, Shubha Khote, and others. Gol Maal is an award-winning and loved-by-critics film. The plot is focused on the story of a college graduate Ramprasad. Bhavani Shankar is his employer, who believes that the mustache is a man’s honor. He also doesn’t approve of any leisure activities. So one day, when Ramprasad went to a hockey match and was seen by his director, he needed to make up a twin brother (shaved Laxman Prasad). Who of these two men did Bhavani’s daughter fall in love with? A shaved guy? Or the one with the mustache? And what does her father think? Watch and check. Anyway, the mustache is the film’s appeal.
Chupke Chupke (Quietly)
Chupke Chupke is a 1975 movie directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The leading roles are played by Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, and others. It is an ageless comedy, involving disguising and complex puzzles. For instance, Dharmendra plays a famous botany professor pretending to be a driver (who speaks perfect Hindi), and Sharmila Tagore in the role of a girl from a highly respected family breaks all the social rules.
Padosan (Lady neighbor)
Padosan is a musical comedy movie, directed by Jyoti Swaroop and produced by Mehmood in 1968. The movie stars Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu, Kishore Kumar, and other famous actors. Padosan narrated the story of Bhola, a simple village man who has romantic feelings for his new neighbor Bindu. Soon he gets to know that she is going to marry Master Pillai. Bhola’s friends help him in winning Bindu’s heart. But then Bhola’s lies are revealed, and Bindu wants to come back to what she planned before. Some of the movie scenes have become iconic ones and are considered to be the funniest ones ever made in Hindi.
Half ticket is a 1962 comedy film directed by Kalidas and starring Kishore Kumar, Madhubala, and Pran. The movie has been a major success and become a cult classic, recommended to be watched in the lists of the best comedies ever. It is a story of a kind young man Vijay who leaves home and wants to get to Bombei but doesn’t have enough money. He disguises himself as a boy Munna to get his “half-ticket”. A diamond smuggler hides a diamond in his pocket. Vijay manages to get on a train and meets the love of his life there. The rest of the story is the diamond smuggler’s attempts to get back his diamond and the adventures of Vijay and his new girlfriend.