30 Best Bollywood comedy moviesby bachchan | created - 17 Jul 2012 | updated - 13 May 2013 | Public
Contains an exhaustive list of the best Bollywood comedies ranging from 1950's to 2012
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1. 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.
This movie is an all time classic. It did not do well when it was released for the 1st time; but later on bollywood lovers realised its worth. Amar-prem duo steal the show with their foolery.
2. 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 »
By far the best comedy flick in bollywood by mastero Hrishikesh da. Best for it's simplicity and bang on situational comedy.
3. 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.
Another cult by Hrishikesh mukherjee. Dhrmendra , sharmila , omprakash , bigB all keep u invoved throughout. You can watch this movie 50 times and still u will wish to see it again.
4. 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.
Natural comedy at its best. Rajkumar hirani revived the old style of situational comedy. Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi portray characters of their lifetime.
5. 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.
coz there is only one babu-bhai. This movie established Paresh Rawal & Akshay Kumar as comedians. Simply hilarious.
6. Khubsoorat (1980)
Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Nirmala Gupta runs her household and family in a very strict and authoritarian manner. While most of her family resent this, they do obey her and carry out her instructions, so as to be on ... See full summary »
An awesome addition to the chain of Hrishikesh's classics. Top clash between disciplined & strict dina pathak vs talkative & fun loving rekha.
7. 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.
One of the pioneer movie in Bollywood comedies. coz Sunil dutt is too innocent; coz Kishore Kumar can act better than veteran actors; coz mehmood can make u laugh even ehen he cries.
8. Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
PG-13 | 144 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Munna Bhai embarks on a journey with Mahatma Gandhi in order to fight against a corrupt property dealer.
Coz only Raju Hirani is gifted enough to create an equally worthy sequel to munnabhai. Comedy plus social message plus gandhigiri plus occasionally emotinal scenes.
9. 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.
Coz u wont be able to control ur laughter throughout the movie. The mahabharat scene is epic.
10. 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 »
Simply hilarious. Farukh seikh and Deepti naval along with rakesh bedi create a classic.
11. Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006)
Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Delhi based retired middle class man tries half-heartedly to get his land back from a swindling property dealer with the help of his sons and their friends.
Votes: 17,607 | Gross: $0.03M
coz Dibakar Bannerjee is the game changer of modern bollywood...coz Bomman Irani and Ranbeer Shourey are brilliant actors !!
12. 3 Idiots (2009)
PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama
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".
Votes: 269,879 | Gross: $6.53M
Aamir is undoubtedly the Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood...and when perfection combines with brilliance (Raju Hirani), a real gem like 3 idiots is created !!
13. Chachi 420 (1997)
155 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Desperation to be with his only child forces a divorced man to take the guise of the child's nanny. Situations get really messy when the child's grandfather (the man's ex-father-in-law) falls in love with his disguised ex-son-in-law.
One of the most versatile actors, india has ever produced- kamal hasan. Once he decides to take the incarnation of a lady in her 40's; u know very well that u r going to witness an class act.
14. 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.
The oldest movie to feature in this list. Ashok and kishore both share screen together and create a marvel. Madhubala's timeless beauty is sure to charm u. 'Ek ladki bhigi bhaagi si' one of the best rain songs.
15. 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 »
First entery of basu Chatterjee in this list; and mind u he is as good as Hrishikesh da. Amol palekar's innocence ; his crush for vidhya sinha and lectures by ashok kumar- be sure u will watch the movie not just once.
16. 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."
Jaya Bachchan's obsession for Dharmendra ; portrayed in the best possible manner by Hrishikesh da.
17. 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 »
The art of living taught in the most comical manner. Later on this concept was copied by David dhawan in Hero no.1
18. Vicky Donor (2012)
Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Romance
A man is brought in by an infertility doctor to supply him with his sperm, where he becomes the biggest sperm donor for his clinic.
Votes: 32,245 | Gross: $0.17M
The latest movie featuring in this list. When the theme is "sperm donation" u know that its going to be bang-on. Good performances by Aayushman and annu kapoor. Awesome script.
19. Namak Halaal (1982)
171 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Brought up by his grandfather, Arjun Singh moves to the city in search of a new job and life. While in the city he meets Bhairon who helps him find a job as a singer in a 5-star hotel owned by Raja.
Coz Amitabh Bachchan can do everything. A milestone in his career as it portrays the hilarious side of his acting skills.
20. Kissi Se Na Kehna (1983)
Kailashnath is a widower, and father of an only son, Ramesh. He feels that his son has come of age, and must get married. He goes to see a number of young ladies for him, but is ... See full summary »
Hrishikesh da yet again. Although this movie was not as popular as his other movies, but was equally good. Utpal Dutt steals the show.
21. 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 »
Coz seven rowdy and junglee brothers can only create comedy.
22. 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 »
Just ROFL !!!
23. 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 »
Even a bus journey can turn out to be really interesting...innocenct looks of BigB wins hearts !
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.
Three old men fall for gorgeous lady who plays with them...Hilarious indeed !!
25. 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.
Based on the drama "the comedy of errors" by shakespeare; veteran film-maker Gulzar created a hilarious situation. Sanjeev kumar and Deven verma; both in twin avatars cause confusion throughout the film.
26. 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 »
Welcome to the era of Govinda and Kader khan. govinda can make u laugh with his accent, his dance, his gesture, his mannerisms. His best is without any doubt Coolie no. 1; which is followed by a long chain of comedies .
27. Delhi Belly (2011)
Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Three struggling room-mates unknowingly become potential prey of a ruthless gangster.
Votes: 22,398 | Gross: $1.53M
Welcome to the era of dark comedy. Comedy in it's crudest & dirtiest form.
28. 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 »
Yet again a Govinda+ kadar khan flick and yet again u will roll on the floor laughing.
29. Hungama (2003)
Unrated | 153 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The story of a bunch of misfits whose misconception about each others backgrounds end up in a series of chaotic, yet comic outcomes.
Another situational comedy movie of modern era. Best ensemble cast. Hilarious punches.
30. Chitchor (1976)
Not Rated | 105 min | Musical, Drama, Romance
Meera, who lives in Bombay writes her parents about a prospective bridegroom for her youngest sister Gowri. Pitambar Chaudhry and his wife are overjoyed by the prospect of marrying Gowri ... See full summary »
The last in this list is a innocent flick by Basu chatterjee. And who else can appear more innocent than Amol Palekar. The innocence is the essence of the movie and u will love it.