Comedy films are considered ‘family films’ in India. No points for guessing that they do exceptionally well at the box office. So much so, romantic and comedy films are pegged evenly in the popularity charts. While the comedy films today are mostly ‘escapist’ in nature, some old gems from back in the day boasted of impeccable storylines. Nevertheless, there are good comedy films made even today.
We’ve made a list of the 10 funniest films from Bollywood history. Watch any of these and we guarantee ticklish ribs and hysterical laughter for sure. Let belly aches begin!
Jaane bhi do Yaaro
Set in Mumbai of the 1980s, it brings to the forefront the entrenched corruption in our society. All that substance in a comical set-up! Never seen before; never made again: this film is not just rated as one of the best Bollywood comedy movies but also counted amongst the all-time bests of our industry.
Two sets of separated twins live in the same city. But, the stranger is the fact that they share the same name. So, we have two Ashok and two Bahadur, coming face to face years later. Creating a lot of confusion for themselves and others.
A diamond thief hides his loot on an innocent child, but the child turns out to be an adult posing as a youngster to purchase a half-priced train ticket. Now, the thief will have to outwit the eccentric in a series of wacky misadventures. This is a comedy where you can watch the legendary Kishore Kumar in his best comical elements.
This one’s definitely a top contender in the best comedy films of all time. A simple guy falls in love with his lovely neighbour and takes help from his pals to impress the girl who is getting closer to her music teacher. Fun and music hit the right chords. The singing bouts between Sunil Dutt’s and Mehmood’s characters are legendary. Kishore Kumar is the soul of this comedy.
Ramprasad works for Bhavnani, an idealistic man. He gets a job by pretending to be the ideal candidate that Bhavnani was looking for. However, he gets exposed when his boss sees him at a football match. Watch the film and see how Ramprasad keeps his job.
Andaz Apna Apna
Two loafers (Aamir Khan and Salman Khan) compete to win the heart of an heiress and in turn, end up protecting her from crimes. While the film fared averagely when it hit the screens, it currently holds the reputation of being a cult classic. The dialogue of this movie has been quoted, re-quoted and inducted into modern conversation and culture. That’s the greatness of this quirky comedy.
A Hindi remake of the 1989 Malayalam film Ramji Rao Speaking, Hera Pheri is a cult classic, alright. The film revolves around a troublesome trio and how they get involved in a dangerous case of kidnapping.
Inspired by Chetan Bhagat’s Five Point Someone. 3 Idiots was the highest-grossing film of its time and rage in China too. Two friends are on the lookout for the third ‘idiot’ who was the different one and has been MIA since the last day of college. It’s a roller-coaster ride, to say the least. Watch out for the insane monologue featuring Omi Vaidya delivering a speech in Hindi.
Radheyshyam Tiwari along with his wife decides to move to his bungalow in Mumbai. Anjali pretends to be Radheysham Tiwari’s daughter to secure a job and Nandu’s wife to get accommodation. Lots of confusion and lots more laughter, this movie shouldn’t be missed!
What happens when you date the most notorious don’s sister? You run for your life. But, Rajeev didn’t flinch. Instead, he made them civil by pranking them. A lot! And that’s what makes Welcome one of the epic comic films of Bollywood.
Enjoy All these evergreen comedy-Bollywood movies!