Greatest Bollywood Comedies Ever

by disboyrulez | created - 04 Feb 2011 | updated - 05 Feb 2011 | Public

This is a list of all time greatest comedy films of Bollywood.

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1. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

Two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealings, corruption and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light.

Director: Kundan Shah | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Votes: 10,226

2. Angoor (1982)

Not Rated | 131 min | Comedy

Based on Shakespeare's 'A Comedy of Errors', this is a story of identical twins (2 pairs) and mistaken identities.

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterjee, Deven Verma, Aruna Irani

Votes: 4,042

3. Gol Maal (1979)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

Ramprasad is a recent college graduate who finds a job with a finicky man, Bhavani Shankar, who believes that a man without a mustache is a man without a character. Bhavani Shankar is also ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Amol Palekar, Bindiya Goswami, Deven Verma, Shubha Khote

Votes: 13,564

4. Padosan (1968)

Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A simple man from a village falls in love with his new neighbor. He enlists the help of his musical-theater friends to woo the lovely girl-next-door away from her music teacher.

Director: Jyoti Swaroop | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu, Mehmood, Kishore Kumar

Votes: 4,780

5. Half Ticket (1962)

Not Rated | 168 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

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.

Director: Kalidas | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Madhubala, Pran, Shammi

Votes: 383

6. Hera Pheri (2000)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Three unemployed men find the answer to all their money problems when they recieve a call from a kidnapper. However, things do not go as planned.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty, Tabu

Votes: 43,802

7. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

PG | 160 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor

Votes: 42,373

8. 3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 269,639 | Gross: $6.53M

9. Sadhu Aur Shaitaan (1968)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, Thriller

Kind-hearted yet naive Bajrang (Mehmood) drives a taxi (laila) and helps anyone he can. He is devoted to another kind-hearted gentleman and long-time bank employee by the name of Sadhuram (... See full summary »

Director: A. Bhimsingh | Stars: Mehmood, Bharathi, Kishore Kumar, Pran

Votes: 98

10. Bawarchi (1972)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months. Word spreads out about this family to such an extent that no person wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bhaduri, Usha Kiran, Harindranath Chattopadhyay

Votes: 2,839

11. Coolie No. 1 (1995)

143 min | Comedy

In order to avenge his insult against wealthy Hoshiarchand Choudhary; Pandit Shaadiram Gharjodhe asks Raju; a coolie by profession to masquerade as a wealthy business tycoon so that he can ... See full summary »

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Harish, Kanchan

Votes: 1,786

12. Chupke Chupke (1975)

Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A newly wedded husband plays a practical joke on his wife's family with full support from his wife and friends.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri

Votes: 8,856

13. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

Not Rated | 156 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Gracy Singh

Votes: 58,260

14. Lok Parlok (1979)

Action, Comedy, Drama

Amar lives a poor lifestyle along with his widowed mom in a village, and has a sweetheart in Savitri. He is a trouble-maker and makes life difficult for the Panchayat Chair, Kalicharan, who... See full summary »

Director: Rama Rao Tatineni | Stars: Agha, Aparna, Vijaya Bhanu, Manju Bhargavi

Votes: 59

15. Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri (1990)

Not Rated | 152 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A father and son are conning the whole city of Bombay.

Director: Aziz Sejawal | Stars: Asrani, Gulshan Grover, Jamuna, Shakti Kapoor

Votes: 215

16. Chhoti Si Baat (1976)

123 min | Comedy, Romance

Arun (Amol Palekar) is a shy accountant in Bombay who dreams of romancing Prabha (Vidya Sinha), but never gets past following her around without managing to actually speak up. While Arun ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani

Votes: 2,954

17. Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)

173 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Three woman-hating brothers face changes in their respective lifestyles when two of them fall in love.

Director: Satyen Bose | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, Anoop Kumar, Kishore Kumar

Votes: 1,085

18. Katha (1983)

141 min | Comedy, Drama

Rajaram P. Joshi (Naseeruddin Shah) is a middle-class Clerk living in a chawl in Bombay. He is secretly in love with his neighbor, Sandhya Karnik (Deepti Naval) but is unable to disclose ... See full summary »

Director: Sai Paranjape | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Jalal Agha

Votes: 887

19. Chashme Buddoor (1981)

Not Rated | 145 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Two womanizing slackers, Omi and Jai (Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani respectively) attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood, and fail - miserably. Their third room-mate, shy, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Sai Paranjape | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Saeed Jaffrey, Rakesh Bedi

Votes: 1,875

20. Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama

An educated man spends his days writing letters for the varied inhabitants of his small, poor, and illiterate village, in this political and social satire.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shreyas Talpade, Amrita Rao, Ravi Kishan, Ila Arun

Votes: 2,733

21. Dulhe Raja (1998)

Not Rated | 143 min | Comedy

Poor Raja opens a fast food restaurant right opposite a five star hotel run by it's owner Singhania, earning his wrath. The wealthy hotel owner uses all his influence to remove Raja, but in... See full summary »

Director: Harmesh Malhotra | Stars: Govinda, Raveena Tandon, Kader Khan, Prem Chopra

Votes: 1,785

22. Maalamaal (1988)

139 min | Comedy

A slum dweller discovers that his grandfather has left a property of 330 billion rupees for him, but he can own it only if he is able to spend 30 billions in 30 days.

Director: Kawal Sharma | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Poonam Dhillon, Mandakini, Aditya Pancholi

Votes: 308

23. Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986)

Not Rated | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Charandas lives a poor lifestyle in a small town in India along with his older brother, Bhajandas, and Bhabhi. He is unemployed and commits himself to be a wrestler with Ustad Mastram ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Om Prakash, Amjad Khan

Votes: 1,271

24. Shaukeen (1982)

127 min | Comedy

Three friends, in their 60s, try to do everything that they couldn't do in their younger days - before death arrives.

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Ashok Kumar, A.K. Hangal, Utpal Dutt, Rati Agnihotri

Votes: 348

25. Baat Ban Jaye (1986)

Not Rated | 148 min

Mr. Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle in a mansion named 'Ashiana' on 10th Road, Juhu, Bombay, with his only relative, a niece by the name of Nisha, who is unmarried and runs the family's ... See full summary »

Director: Bharat Rangachary | Stars: Zeenat Aman, Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutt, Mithun Chakraborty

Votes: 126

26. Naram Garam (1981)

Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

An impoverished employee tries to prevent his superiors and employers from marrying his sweetheart.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Amol Palekar, Swaroop Sampat, Utpal Dutt, A.K. Hangal

Votes: 698

27. Golmaal (2003)

130 min | Comedy

4 homeless youngsters hide their identity and moves to the house of a blind couple.

Director: Ramachandra Rao P.N. | Stars: Ramesh Aravind, Giri Babu, Raghu Babu, Navbharath Balaji

Votes: 578

28. Guddi (1971)

121 min | Drama, Comedy, Family

A teenage girl will not accept her family's attempt to arrange a marriage for her, as her heart is currently too full of love for the movies and heartthrob actor "Dharmendra."

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Dharmendra, Jaya Bhaduri, Sumita Sanyal, Utpal Dutt

Votes: 779

29. Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi (1979)

117 min | Comedy, Drama

Bhagawant Kumar Bhartendu, Professor in a reputed college is financially well placed & happily married to beautiful Priya. He has a deep-rooted fear that he is suffering from some chronic ... See full summary »

Director: Rajat Rakshit | Stars: Amol Palekar, Ranjeeta Kaur, Ashok Saraf, Birbal

Votes: 80

30. Naukar Biwi Ka (1983)

Action, Drama, Comedy

Jagirdar Bishamber Nath a wealthy man disowns his son, police inspector Amar Nath for marrying against his wishes. In the course of his duties Amar sends a notorious criminal Pinto to jail.... See full summary »

Director: Rajkumar Kohli | Stars: Agha, Rajeev Anand, Raj Babbar, Brahmachari

Votes: 116

31. Taqdeerwala (1995)

162 min | Comedy

A simpleton Suraj stays in a small house with his widowed mother his friend Pandu and a Gopalji when he was a kid his family owned a huge place known as Swarna palace which went into ... See full summary »

Director: K. Muralimohana Rao | Stars: Venkatesh Daggubati, Raveena Tandon, Asrani, Laxmikant Berde

Votes: 259

32. Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar (1973)

Comedy

Sunil Mehta gets stuck in a giant ferris wheel with an attractive young woman all night due to power failure. He arrives home the next day, and meets a very suspicious wife, Geeta, who ... See full summary »

Director: Rajendra Bhatia | Stars: Radha Saluja, Kiran Kumar, I.S. Johar, Asrani

Votes: 75

33. Bombay to Goa (1972)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

College student Mala has dreams of becoming a Bollywood movie actress; her dreams began materializing into reality when she is approached by Mr. Sharma and his assistant Mr. Verma who ... See full summary »

Director: S. Ramanathan | Stars: Mehmood, Aruna Irani, Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha

Votes: 862

34. Chup Chup Ke (2006)

Not Rated | 164 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A debt-ridden young man attempts suicide, but is rescued only to find that his luck is finally turning.

Directors: Priyadarshan, Kookie Vikas Gulati | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Om Puri, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 5,955 | Gross: $0.33M

35. Bhago Bhoot Aayaa (1985)

Comedy, Horror, Thriller

A young girl has returned to India from London to see her old dying uncle. But she is unaware of presence of some goons planning to find hidden treasures of that house.

Director: Krishna Naidu | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Aruna Irani, Deven Verma, Shakti Kapoor

Votes: 37

36. Ishq (1997)

161 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Harbans Rai and Ranjit Rai are two wealthy businessmen who absolutely *loathe* poverty and poor people . As fate would have it , Harbans Rai's daughter Madhu falls for a poor mechanic Raja ... See full summary »

Director: Indra Kumar | Stars: Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Juhi Chawla, Kajol

Votes: 8,362

37. Buddha Mil Gaya (1971)

Musical, Mystery, Drama

Two unemployed slackers, Bhola and Ajay come across a newspaper advertisement about a missing elderly gentleman, whose estate is worth millions. They come across this male in the Hanging ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Navin Nischol, Om Prakash, Archana, Deven Verma

Votes: 178

38. Style (2001)

Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Musical, Mystery

In an attempt to woo the rich women, two prankster-loving men becomes prime suspects of a murder of a woman.

Director: N. Chandra | Stars: Sharman Joshi, Sahil Khan, Riya Sen, Shilpi Sharma

Votes: 1,435

39. Deewana Mastana (1997)

Unrated | 140 min | Comedy, Romance

Chaos ensues when a small time crook and a mental patient tries to win heart of a beautiful woman with comical outcomes.

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Govinda, Juhi Chawla, Johnny Lever

Votes: 1,900

40. Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999)

147 min | Comedy, Action, Drama

Wealthy Seth Amirchand (Kader Khan) has two problems, namely his two good-for-nothing sons, Sonu (Sanjay Dutt), and Monu (Govinda). Their time is mainly spent on comically attempting to ... See full summary »

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Pooja Batra

Votes: 2,180

41. Pushpak (1987)

125 min | Comedy, Romance

A silent movie about an unemployed young man.

Director: Sigitham Srinivasa Rao | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Amala Akkineni, Tinnu Anand, Narayana P.L.

Votes: 2,737

42. Ram Aur Shyam (1967)

Not Rated | 171 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Abused by an oppressive brother-in-law Gajendra (Pran), Ramchandra (Dilip Kumar) runs away from home, and ends up in a small village where he is mistaken for Shyamrao (also Dilip Kumar), ... See full summary »

Director: Tapi Chanakya | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Mumtaz, Baby Farida

Votes: 706

43. Pyar Kiye Jaa (1966)

129 min | Comedy, Romance

A widower struggles to arrange wealthy husbands for his two daughters and control his film-obsessed son; all while, one of his ex-employees stages a protest outside his house.

Director: C.V. Sridhar | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Mehmood, Om Prakash

Votes: 130

44. Satte Pe Satta (1982)

160 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

After the death of their parents; Ravi Anand the eldest of seven brothers becomes the guardian to his other six siblings. His dictatorship and measures to get things done are frustrated by ... See full summary »

Director: Raj N. Sippy | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Ranjeeta Kaur, Amjad Khan

Votes: 2,445

45. Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? (2010)

155 min | Comedy

A couple's married life is turned upside down when a distant relative overstay in their home.

Director: Ashwani Dhir | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Konkona Sen Sharma, Paresh Rawal, Satish Kaushik

Votes: 4,052

46. Tere Bin Laden (2010)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

A reporter casts a fake Bin Laden to act in his video message to America, so he can immigrate there.

Director: Abhishek Sharma | Stars: Ali Zafar, Pradhuman Singh, Piyush Mishra, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi

Votes: 9,082

47. Rafoo Chakkar (1975)

Action, Comedy, Drama

On the run from murderers, two men disguise themselves as women and join an all girl band.

Director: Narendra Bedi | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Rajendra Nath, Faryal

Votes: 202

48. Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005)

Unrated | 172 min | Comedy, Mystery

Karan and Rahul are fashion designers and surives on food of others functions. But some twists and confusion changes their life.

Director: Sangeeth Sivan | Stars: Tusshar Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Isha Koppikar, Neha Dhupia

Votes: 2,698

49. Akhiyon Se Goli Maare (2002)

146 min | Comedy, Romance

Akendra alias Topichand Bhangare runs an antique store as a front for illegal activities. He lives near the notorious Chor Bazaar (thieves market) area with his wife, Sulekha, and only ... See full summary »

Director: Harmesh Malhotra | Stars: Govinda, Raveena Tandon, Kader Khan, Shakti Kapoor

Votes: 583

50. Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010)

108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Om Shastri, a recession victim comes to India to sell his ancestors property to clear is debt. On reaching he comes to know that selling the property will make his family homeless in India. Later he is kidnapped by goons thinking a rich NRI.

Director: Subhash Kapoor | Stars: Rajat Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Sanjay Mishra, Manu Rishi Chadha

Votes: 4,274

51. Masti (2004)

166 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery