Watching an old Hindi film is a great way to start getting more laughter into your life, which has been shown to have positive effects on both physical and mental health. Here are seven films from Bollywood that are certain to make you laugh out loud.
This movie from 1975 is hilarious. A newlywed guy has full backing from his bride and friends as he pulls a practical prank on her relatives. Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and starring Sharmila Tagore, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, and Jaya Bachchan, this film is a cinematic masterpiece.
This Aamir Khan–Salman Khan comedy was bombed at the box office upon its initial release, but it has since been rediscovered and celebrated as a comedic classic. In this funny comedy, two middle-class men battle for the hand of a wealthy heiress. The film is famous not only because of the two Khans but also because of Shakti Kapoor's performance as Crime Master Gogo.
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This 2003 film, produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and based on the American biographical comedy Patch Adams, has proven to be a perennial favourite. You can watch this movie over and over and yet find new things to chuckle at each time.
Popular opinion has it that Hera Pheri is the most fantastic Bollywood comedy of all time. Phir Hera Pheri, a sequel to the original film that came out in 2000, was released in 2006. When three jobless men set out to solve their money woes, they take the audience along for a wild and entertaining adventure.
This coming-of-age comedy has been a hit since its 2009 release. The film follows the comedic journey of three students who become lifelong friends while attending the same prestigious engineering institution.