Bollywood industry is not just limited to action or romantic movies. The genre of comedy has been trending from so long that those movies which got released in the ’80s and ’90s are still watched ample of times. Binge-watching the comedy ultimate films are what you are looking for then surely the list given below can make your day. Nowadays, the only hope to stay relaxed is surely comedy films and they can at least keep you out of the frustration that you might be facing. But before we move on to exploring some of the best Bollywood comedy movies that are the talk of the town, let us first understand more about comedy films.
Bollywood with a bang List of Comedy:
Comedy might not be the special genre that Bollywood mostly focuses on but needless to say, there are some of the best box office hot from even 80s that people of today’s generation also watch and laughs a lot on it. Comedy movies are never easy to make. The performances of the people, the perfect comic timing needed and even the best of the screenwriting and plot are what matters the most. Such movies are the ones that don’t need much promotion or a high budget. As long as the comic timings and trailers are effective, it is more than enough.
The best part about Comedy films is that we can call it a family film. You all can sit and watch it together unlike the thriller or action movies. Such films are the most epic gems we can say which we treasure and can see when we feel low to change our mood. No doubt that there are so many comedy films even to date that have managed to make it big to the industry and if you are keen to explore them, then the list is right in front of you. So be prepared for the bellyaches now.
You can call comedy a communal hug which was the famous dialogue from Raju Hirani’s Munnabhai which was one meaningful comedy yet fine detailed movie. No doubt the listed above movies are quite good and the performances by the brilliant actors. But let us not even forget other brilliant actors rather we should call them versatile ones since they were already amazing in enacting roles of villain but their comic timings were superb too. Talking of which actors like Kadar Khan, Amrish puri, Om Puri, and Paresh Rawal who are just brilliant in their way. These are the actors who once played a fantastic role while wearing the Pran cloth to now the stylish ones.
The best part about comedy is they come from unexpected sources. Now Dilip Kumar was always known for the tragedies movie or so was Dharmendra the action actor but Hrishikesh Mukherjee showcased together with other corners which shown these dramatic personas with much goofier couch too. So grab on your popcorn and enjoy the journey of incredible Bollywood comic movies that are worth it.
- Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
Director Rajkumar Santoshi surely knew the right actors made for this movie. The best part is it was then not so hit movie but to date, it is the highest gross earning movie. The movie failed in the box office because of a lack of promotion. Besides, the talents were new. But don’t be surprised to know that it is one the top 5 list. It is quite visible that actors along with the entire movie team gave their 100 percent rather more than that to make this movie happen. The team of Salman and Amir Khan was loved the most than their pairing against the actress. Karishma and Raveena both were marvelous in the movie too. Supporting cast made the comic timing just superb.
The cast of the film had Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor, Paresh Rawal. The comic timing of Viju Kothe as Robert was one of the epic scenes you would want to watch. The movie plot is about two loafers who try to win the heart of the heiress and in turn, end up getting them stuck in crime. The film did quite well but not as expected. But if you have a look at its progress today, you will realize that it offered the best comic scenes. The movie dialogues were re-quoted and even introduced in the modern culture and that is the best part of such quirky comedy.
Released in the year 1994, the elements of the story plot were later used in different films of South named Galate Aliyandru (2000) and as Ullathai Allitha (1996). Surely no other film was a remake of it and to date, it is the most iconic film you can consider watching. There are so many dialogues that were a hit such as “Crime Master Gogo, Mogambo ka Bhatija”, “Teja main hu. Mark Idhar hai”, and Do dost Ek cup me chay piyenge” were quite popular.
- Gol Maal (1979)
Director Hrishikesh Mukherjee surely saw the other side of the talented actors which most of the other directors were not able to see. Talking of which the cast that included Amol Palekar, Bindiya Goswami, Deven Verma, Shubha Khote, Buaji Kalindi, Manju Singh, Ratna Sharma, Dina Pathak was all the amazing one in the movie. The film was raved by the audience and is till date still said to be the most amazing comedy film which was ever made. Be it a fake mustache, a job hunt, or even the hockey match, the movie is all about the confusion and how things turned out to be funny always.
With English meaning ‘The mess up”, Golmaal was made in the year 1979. Rohit Shetty also had made the movie and the respective series of the same name but none of those movies were ever a remake of this original movie. Written by Sachin Bhowmick and Rahi Masoom Raza, this movie was one of its kind. Mukharjee surely knew to find out the gem talents. N.C. Sippy surely with Rahul Burman gave incredible music which still is highly appreciated by all people. The film also won many awards and was highly praised by the critics.
Talking about the remake, surely there was a remake of the film done in Tamil by the name of Thillu Mullu while in Sinhala it was Rasa Rahasak and Simhavalan Menon in Malayalam and all were the huge hit. With the original movie that grabbed the attention of many audiences, Hrishikesh Mukherjee won the hearts of many. He shot this film in just 40 days. The plot revolves around the young man Ramprasad Dashrathprasad Sharma with many virtues who love sports, music, and fall in love with the beauty and that is when the story starts.
- Padosan (1968)
Another epic movie of the old times era which was the best comic one that you can ever think of was Padosan. Released in the year 1968, if you see the movie just was a blend of perfect music with good comic timing. We all have heard the song ‘Ek Chaturnar’ from our childhood. Well, if you never saw the video then probably the suspense is over now because it is from this movie. The movie cast Kishore Kumar, Raj Kishore and Sunil Dutt in which Kishore Kumar is shown an incredible generous who was central to the singer frame. It’s the famous dialogue ‘Arrey gadhu, baith par aur awaaz neechi kar’ is still quite known.
This film is about a crooner and a funnyman who collide in the anarchy and their blend of a man who knew how well to make people laugh and sing at the same time made this movie the best.
Whether it was Mehmood’s stereotypical Madrasi, Saira Banu’s beauty, or the brahmachari-turned-majnu Sunil Dutt with the whole mama-bhangra plot, director Jyoti Swaroop surely justified this movie.
It is time that you get this movie either downloaded or buy it on rent because you surely don’t want to miss out on the amazing story with great comedy timing which all these brilliant actors have done. It is one such movie of olden times when the movie roles were not given much to the heroines. But as time changed, in that time even actress like Saira Banu managed to make her own identity through this movie. So hold on to your seat and grab your popcorn but chew them smartly because there are comic timings that are going to hit you so much that your stomach might ache.
- Hera Pheri (2000)
Director Priyadarshan surely has done a fabulous job by making this amazing movie. The cast included Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty, Tabu, Om Puri, Gulshan Grover, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Mukesh Khanna and all were just amazing in their role. This movie was a Hindi remake of the Malayalam film Ramji Rao Speaking but needless to say the movie gained its own set of audiences too. The movie is cult classic and is known for the fine comic timing too. You may initially find the movie slow but as it catches the speed, there is no looking back.
The film revolves around a dangerous kidnapping which was done by the troublesome trio Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, and Sunil Shetty. But their innocence wins the hearty of all and how it happens, well, you need to watch a film for the same. The movie basically in English means a Monkey business which was released in the Hindi language. The film even had sequel Phir Hera Pheri which was released in the year 2006 but needless to say the attention which the audience gave for the first one was unbeatable. If you are planning to watch this movie then surely you must watch it with your family and loved ones.
We all should agree to this fact that it is one of the best Bollywood comedies which has ever been made. The kind-hearted garage owner Baburao Ganpatrao Apte which was enacted by Paresh Rawal is surely one of the best performances of all times. This was the first movie wherein Priyadarshan had worked for the first time while Doli Saja Ke Rakhna was Paresh Rawal’s second movie with him. After that, all these three actors surely had a long association with Priyadarshan. It was Karishma who was in vision before but she opted out while instead of Sunil Shetty, it was Sanjay Dutt whom Priyadarshan wanted to cast but due to court issues, the schedule could not get as planned.
- Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
Another amazing movie which is a must watch to enjoy the best comedy of all time is Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. Released in the year 1983, this movie is known for great dialogues and amazing comic performances by Vivek Vaswani, Satish Shah, and Naseeruddin Shah. One of the famous dialogues which still rules is ‘Aage jaake log iss flyover ke neeche Ghar basaaenge’. The director surely had a unique vision while creating this movie. The movie is about madcap, absurd, and funny yet meaningful. All three actors surely knew what they were doing and you definitely cannot compare their performance with one another.
With a limited budget, the comedic film like this is surely one of its kind. It comedy hit all the issues where we’re quite commonly seen in India now be that capitalism, corruption, or unemployment. This box office hit was remade in 2005 in which Ajay Devgan was part of it. It is now time that you watch this movie along with rest all mentioned because you must not miss out on such epic movies.
The best apart about Jaane Bhi Do yaar is that it keeps you engaged and every alternate scene has got the incredible punch of the dialogue that will make your belly move all the time. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!