Movies are a great source of entertainment, recreation and relaxation. And Comedy movies completely do justice to it. It not only provides entertainment but also helps us to maintain our health. Very rightly said –“Laughter is the best medicine” and what better than comedy films for laughter. Laughter is the most common form of expression. Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress. Humor lightens the burden. Comedy films play a considerable role in getting this common form of expression on our face. Comedy movies develop a new spirit, happiness and allow us to look at things in a lighter way. It gives an opportunity to look at humor in life. Comedy movies involve scenes which has an outburst of crazy moments onto which every individual laughs at. Comedy movies are great mood-lifters. Main emphasis of Comedy has always been humor. Bollywood history is rifed with comic capers that have left an indelible impression on the minds of every individual. Kudos to such directors. Hail Comedy! There is a long and a never-ending list of Comedy films which have reached a remarkable level and etched in the minds of people. Following are just few best Bollywood Comedy Films of all time :
Director: Jyoti Swaroop
Cast: Kishor Kumar as Vidyapathi aka Guru; Saira Banu as Bindu; Sunil Dutt as Bhola; Mehmood as Masterji/Master Pillai
The asset of this movie is the way in which it had affectionately tricked the world. This movie is one of the best Bollywood comedy filled with great performances and all-time hit songs. The movie gave some of the popular hits of all times like “Mere Saamne Wali Khidki Mein”, and “ Ek chatur naar karke singar”. The story revolves around the aptly named Bhola and his lady-love Bindu. And things he does in order to impress her lady-love. In a delightful turn of events, there is absolute madness, comedy and humour.
Director: S.Ramanathan, Mehmood
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan as Ravi kumar; Kishor Kumar ; Mehmood as Verma; Aruna Irani as Mala; Shatrughan Sinha as Sharma
Bombay to Goa was a remake of a Tamil movie Madras to Pondicherry. A unique theme of a bus journey with all funny characters in it. The whole movie is about the gala time everyone had during the journey by pulling each other’s leg. Superb comedy with mehmood’s one-liners and a parallel track of Ravi Kumar and Mala. The story depicts a bus journey with a fun-element added to it. Bombay-to-goa was one such comedy movie enjoyed by an array of people. Funny scenes strew across the movie.
Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast: Amol Palekar as Ram/Lakshman Prasad; Utpal Dutt as Bhawani Shankar; Bindiya Goswani as Urmila
The annals of Best Bollywood Comedy films cannot be complete without a special mention of this classic. This movie is much enjoyed even in today’s date. The movie revolves around the confusion between Bhavani Shankar and Ram/Lakshman Prasad. Bhavani Shankar is a man of traditional values and firmly believes that a man without moustache is a man without character. No moustache people are a big no-no to him. On the other hand, Ram Prasad is looking for a job and lands up at Bhavani Shankar’s office. The whole movie takes a wacky turn and all the twist and turns are too hilarious. All time awesome movie and a masterstroke. A comedy movie par excellence.
Cast: Sanjeev Kumar as Ashok R.Tilak; Deven Verma as Bahadur (Double role); Moushumi Chatterjee as Sudha
Angoor is based on Shakespeare’s Play “The Comedy of Errors” and is still considered one of Bollywood’s best comedies. The story is of two pairs of identical twins and the confusion all-around. Humor sustained till the last minute.
Director: Kundan Shah
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah as Vinod Chopra; Ravi Baswani as Sudhir Mishra; Om Puri as Ahuja; Satish Shah as D’Mello
A classic movie and a super duper hit movie of all times. Absolute delight to watch such a movie was the reaction that time and even today. Full of comedy potraying the rampant corruption in the society and Indian Political System . In this movie, Vinod and Sudhir are two professional photographers trying to start a photo studio. And later get into the world of Bombay real estate which turns their lives upside down. Jaane bhi do yaaro- a movie that can never be out-of-mind.
Director: Rajkumar Santoshi Cast: Salman Khan as Prem; Aamir Khan as Amar; Karishma Kapoor as Karishma; Raveena Tandon as Raveena; Paresh Rawal as Ram Gopal Bajaj and Shyam Gopal Raja (Teja); Shakti kapoor as Crime Master Gogo
Andaz Apna Apna needs no introduction, a rib-tickling movie. The story revolves around Amar and Prem who are two rivals. Both struggles and later, through their unique ways try to get rich quickly. During this course lies the funny scenes and dialogues. The dialogues of the movie have created a buzz and are still remembered and retained in the minds of people. The calling card is Crime master gogo’s dialogues and these dialogues are very much used now, mostly by young generation.
Cast: Akshay Kumar as raju; Paresh Rawal as Baburao Ganpatrao Apte; Sunil Shetty as Ghanshyam (shyam) and Tabu as Anuradha Panniker.
Hera Pheri, though it is a remake of a malayalam movie Ramji Rao Speaking, but this movie has marked a new level. The movie revolves around 3 men –Baburao who is a landlord and his tenants Raja and Shyam. During the whole movie, there was not a moment went by when the audience faces did not sport a laugh or did not applaud. Hilarious movie of all times. It deserves a mention here for its prominence laugh- every-minute.
Director: RajKumar Hirani
Cast: Sanjay Dutt as Murli Prasad Sharma aka Munna Bhai; Arshad Warsi as Circuit; Boman Irani as Dr. J.C. Asthana; Gracy Singh as Dr. Suman
“Chinki” Munnabhai M.B.B.S, a fun-filled film. The dialogues are fascinating. “Too bhi naa mamu hai, yaar”; “Subah ho gayi mamu” and many more such lines have created uniqueness and etched into the minds of people. These catchy lines are easily grasped by young people and have created a distinctive flavor. Also, the characters Munna Bhai and Circuit have gained so much popularity and Jadu ki Jhappi- the magical hug has spread so fast among all age groups. Movie turns around the life of Munna Bhai and his gang. M.B.B.S was among few comedy flicks fully enjoyed by all generations.
Year: 2006,2008 and 2010
Directed: Rohit Shetty
Golmaal:Fun Unlimited is the first movie released in the year 2006. The film spawned a sequel title Golmaal Returns (2008) and Golmaal 3 (2010).From the first movie only it has grown in every aspect. Hilarious scenes, unforgettable songs and script. As funny as it can get. One can watch Golmaal Series again and again. All the parts are entertaining filled with comedy elements. If not a big laugh, atleast a genuine smirk watching the series can be experienced. All the series have comedy level higher than the previous ones.
Director: Raj Kumar Hirani
Cast: Aamir Khan as Rancho; Sharman Joshi as Raju Rastogi; R.Madhavan as Farhan Qureshi; Kareena Kapoor as Pia; Boman Irani as Virus; Omi Vaidya as Chatur “Silencer” Ramalingam The USP of this movie is its comedy and one scene better than the other. There are many comedy scenes right from the first second and the best scene that has stuck to the mind and has taken a place is Chatur’s speech. Chatur’s Speech is a brownie point of this film. The story delivers a message “Practical education is paramount”, talks about ever-lasting bond of friendship. 3 idiots have surpassed all the records. Several loopholes of education system were dealt with powerful lines and hilarity.