Comedy movies are an excellent mood-lifter and will never bore you even if you watch it multiple times. The Bollywood industry has given us many such beautiful and classic comedy movies from the period of the 50s’.
Over the years, you must have noticed how the comedy genre has evolved. Some movies are famous for their slapstick comedy, some for specific comic roles and a few new age Bollywood movies has created what we call “an adult comedy,” which particularly, I don’t like.
Some old Hindi comedy movies are evergreen and evoke a nostalgic feeling in us. Films like Chupke Chupke, Khoobsurat, Golmaal will never get stale, these movies whenever we see them still makes us laugh with their excellent content.
Everyone has their list of favorite comedy movies; likewise, I will share mine in this article. Below is “a list of my 40 best Bollywood movies in comedy.”
Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)
The film is one of the all-time favorite and classic Indian comedy movie. It was directed by a Bengali director named ‘Satyen Bose.’ Three real-life brothers Kishore Kumar, Ashok Kumar and Anoop Kumar along with Madhubala had played their roles in the film.
Padosan is one of the best comedy films of Hindi Cinema. The movie is not only known for its comedy but also predominantly for its music. You can see the acting of some of the most exceptional artist of that era. Padosan is a film to be watched again and again.
Seeta Aur Geeta (1972)
Hema Malini played an identical twin role in the comedy film. She was noted for her eloquent performance as both the character Seeta and Geeta.
Watch the film if you haven’t yet. Although many won’t like considering this movie on the list, there are comic scenes in the film that make the film entirely justified to be included in this list.
Chupke Chupke (1975)
As I am a lover of classic old Hindi cinema, I might have watched ‘Chupke Chupke’ for almost 8-9 times, and I can watch even more for its simplicity, humor and my favorite Om Prakash Ji. The film still shines in terms of ‘best film’ and ‘best comedy film.’ Each character in the film is unique and has performed exceptionally well.
I wish the film industry to make more such films.
You can watch the movie on YouTube.
Bombay to Goa (1972)
Amitabh Bachchan and Aruna Irani in the lead roles, the film has some peppy songs. The movie was remade in 2007 but was unable to impress the audience.
That’s why it says- “Old is Gold.”
How many times have I seen Golmaal?
I can’t say. Each time I see the movie playing in channels, I sit and watch till the end. Golmaal is such a fantastic comic movie specially Amol Palekar, and Utpal Dutt were fabulous. It was one of the best movies of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and the highest grossing film of that year.
Chasme Buddoor (1981)
Chasme Buddoor is a rom-com genre of movie. A great film with unique content, picturization of old Delhi. I do remember, when I was watching the movie with my parents and how my father was feeling nostalgic about Delhi.
But it was disappointing for me to see the new ‘Chasme Buddor’ which was directed by David Dhawan in 2013. One can’t recreate the old one with a new.
Chhoti Si Baat (1976)
The movie of 1976 is a very simple and sweet romantic-comedy film that shows India’s middle-class. A sweet love story of an ordinary working two individuals name Arun and Prabha, who work in South Bombay offices and take the same bus route.
There are a lot of metaphors in the film with pun intended humor.
Once again, a classic Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s film that touches my soul still when I watch the movie. It feels realistic, earthy, the old-fashioned Rekha and a story that tries to tell something valuable to all of us. A light-hearted playful movie, ideal for a Sunday watch.
Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986)
A story of an amateur wrestler Charandas, who fell for a headstrong and outspoken girl name Chameli. When their family opposes their alliance, they plan to elope. It was a critically applauded movie for great performances by Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh.
I don’t find many people talk about this movie as one of the best comedy movies in Bollywood, but if you have watched it, you will know why this movie is worth to add in my list of best Bollywood Movies in Comedy.
Baton Baton Mein (1979)
Another amazing comedy movie that has been directed by Basu Chatterjee where Amol Palekar and Tina Munim played the lead roles.
Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
This is a cult classic movie that is my favorite, and I still watch the movie whenever I feel low. The film has everything which will make you laugh and lift your mood. You can watch ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ with your friends, partner or parents. It is clean and full with hilarious dialogues that will giggle you constantly.
Chachi 420 (1997)
Chachi 420 is a Hindi comedy genre of a movie directed and acted by Kamal Hassan. The film has the best comic timing. Kamal Hassan playing the Chachi is exceptionally fantastic. It did have a solid storyline too where a father disguises himself into a ‘Chachi’ to meet her only daughter who stays with her wealthy mother.
Coolie No.1 (1995)
This Bollywood comedy film is directed by David Dhawan and the film starring Govinda, Karishma Kapoor, and Kader Khan. The movie was a hit among the audience. Govinda and Karishma Kapoor together gave some Hindi great comedy movies.
Hero No.1 (1997)
Another comedy movie which was directed by David Dhawan and the duo Govinda-Karishma were in the lead roles. The entire film is filled with humor and some classic Govinda dance moves with songs.
This was the period when David Dhawan directed so many comedy movies in the Hindi Cinema. All were light-hearted, humble and in most of his directorial films, it was either Govinda or Salman Khan who played the lead roles.
Judwaa was a remake of the Telegu film “Hello Brother.”
Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi (1997)
David Dhawan directed Akshay Kumar and Juhi Chawla starring movie Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi in the year 1997. Akshay Kumar was superb in this movie, his comic timing, expressions, and dialogues were funny.
I love that dialogue especially, “Bacchae ki Jaan lega kya.”
Haseena Maan Jayegi (1999)
Another comedy movie of David Dhawan, Sanjay Dutt, Govinda, Karishma Kapoor, Anupam Kher played the respective lead roles. The film is funny, has a comedy of errors, and all the characters were terrific.
I loved Govinda playing the role of ‘Chachaji.’
Deewana Mastana (1997)
1997 has been a fantastic year for the director David Dhawan. He has given a continuous series of hit comedy movies throughout the year.
Deewana Mastana is no different from his other directorial movies. It is full of wit and comedy between Govinda and Anil Kapoor who played the lead roles along with Juhi Chawla.
A perfect film to watch on a lazy evening.
Biwi No.1 (1999)
David Dhawan directorial Bollywood comedy movie where Salman Khan and Karishma Kapoor acted together and Sushmita Sen, Anil Kapoor and Tabu played the supporting role.
I love the movie every time I watch. Specially Anil Kapoor is impressive in the film.
Coolie No. 1 (1995)
Govinda and Karishma Kapoor were the perfect couples in a David Dhawan’s movie. They have shared screen on some movies and mostly, were comedies directed by David Dhawan. Coolie No.1 is another such comedy genre of film that is popular because of the humor scenes between Govinda and Kader Khan.
Phir Hera Pheri (2006)
A story revolves around two tenants and a landlord when they are in need of money and plan to get that money which unfortunately goes wrong.
Three actors Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal, who were splendid in their performances. Primarily, what Paresh Rawal did play “Babu Rao” I bet no one else could have done better than him. Even, in memes, the character ‘Babu Rao’ is being used.
Govinda is playing a scriptwriter, who is married to Sweetie (Mahima Chaudhry) but is in love with Nisha (Raveena Tandon) and with both of them he has identical sons. It is a solid Hindi comedy film directed by Anees Bazmee.
No Entry (2005)
There is no reason why shouldn’t I put such a fantastic comedy movie in my list of best Bollywood movies in comedy.
The trio Anil Kapoor, Fardeen Khan, and Salman Khan were outstanding in performing their respective roles. Anil Kapoor being such a talented actor with experience has outshined everyone in the film.
Salman-Govinda duo in this film was a remake of the Hollywood movie Hitch (2005). David Dhawan’s directorial film was a hit in the Box Office India, and this was also Govinda’s comeback in the film industry after a long pause.
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S (2003)
Rajkumar Hirani’s directorial debut film “Munna Bhai M.B.B.S was a super hit in the Box Office, later followed by ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai.’ The movie also received the National Film Award in 2004 and several other innumerable awards.
Also, this was the late movie of late Sunil Dutt, father of Sanjay Dutt.
Malamaal Weekly (2006)
Priyadarshan directed Malamaal Weekly in 2006, and the movie was well-appreciated and received positive reviews by the audience for comedy. Although, there were multiple actors Paresh Rawal and Om Puri played the lead roles in the movie.
Another movie of Priyadarshan’s which was adapted from his very own 1984 Malayalam film “Poochakkoru Mookkuthi.”
Paresh Rawal uplifted the whole movie with his power of wit and humor. His constant gibberish with his wife was fun to watch.
Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006)
Rohit Shetty’s directorial movie ‘Golmaal’ had got me into unstoppable laughing when I first watched this movie. There is nothing common between the old Golmaal and this. Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal has an entirely different story, but each character is funny.
From this movie, the character of Tusshar Kapoor emerged into a something different level. If you have seen this movie, I am sure you have understood what I meant.
The movie ‘Welcome’ was directed by Anees Bazmee, featuring Akshay Kumar, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, and Katrina Kaif. The comedy movie got mixed reviews from the critics and audience, but if you have watched the movie, I am sure you have enjoyed it and laughed.
Bol Bachchan Bol (2012)
Rohit Shetty’s action-comedy movie ‘Bol Bachchan Bol’ was inspired by the old 1979 film, ‘Golmaal.’ The pairing of Abhishek Bachchan and Ajay Devgan in comedy was enjoyable, and the movie did receive positive reviews.
3 Idiots (2009)
Rajkumar Hirani’s comedy-drama movie ‘3 Idiots is an educational and a new age drama film, featured Amir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, and Boman Irani. 3 idiots received several awards that year for the ‘Best Film’ and were nominated for ‘Best Foreign Film’ at ‘Beijing International Film Festival.’
Not only this, but the film was also remade in Tamil and Telegu.
Anurag Basu’s comedy-drama film ‘Barfi’ is an outstanding film, where Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, and Iliana D’Cruz showcased their talent. The film was a Box Office and the highest grossing Bollywood films of that year. Ranbir Kapoor won several awards for ‘Best Actor,’ and ‘Barfi’ got for ‘Best Film.’
The movie has brought before us a sweet and beautiful story of a born deaf young man and a part of his life.
These are some of the fantastic comedy movies that I have added in my list. I hope you will like “My List of Best Bollywood Movies in Comedy.”
I would like to know what’s your favorite Bollywood Comedy Movies. Please write in the below comment section.
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