Top 10 Funny Bollywood Comedy Films

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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 :

1. Padosan Padosan

Year: 1968

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.


2. Bombay to Goa Bombay to Goa

Year: 1972

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.


3. Gol Maal Gol Maal

Year: 1979

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.


4. Angoor Angoor

Year: 1982

Director: Gulzar

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.


5. Jaane bhi do yaaro Jaane bhi do yaaro

Year: 1983

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.


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