Every genre attracts a different set of audience. However, the success of any movie depends not only on the story but on various other factors like acting, cinematography, casting, and music. The most difficult genre for directors and actor is a comedy because any old funny situation or dialogue may not keep the audience rib-tickling and entertained. This is the reason most comedy films tank at the box office. Only some comedy movies prove to be sure-shot successes.
Here are top 10 Bollywood Comedy Movies everyone must watch:
1. Gol Maal (1979)
Hrishikesh Mukherjee directed the rib-tickling comedy movie Gol Maal. The film starred Utpal Dutt, Amol Palekar, Deven Verma and Bindya Goswami in lead roles. IMDb rated 8.6 and stated Gol Maal as the most-watched comedy film.
2. Angoor (1982)
This film was based on ‘A Comedy of Errors,’ William Shakespeare’s play. Deven Verma and Sanjeev Kapoor played double roles in this film. Angoor also starred Aruna Irani, Deepti Naval, and Moushumi Chatterjee. IMDb rated 8.4 and stated Angoor as one super-duper hit. After the film’s release, it got great reviews and Deven Verma bagged the Best Comedian Award in Filmfare.
3. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
IMDb rated 8.5 and stated JBDY as one of the most successful Bollywood comedies ever. You have to watch this movie to see the magic the actors created on-screen to show the presence of corrupt politicians in India.
4. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
All the funny dialogues are still used by many people to crack a joke. All the quirky character names of this film are still used in memes and you have surely heard them while staying India. Some of these names include Amar, Prem, Teja, Crime Master Gogo, and Robert.
5. Hero No. 1 (1997)
When talking about comedy films, can we miss Govinda? Obviously not, the list will be incomplete without mentioning his films. Govinda is unbeatable when it comes to comedy. Like most of his films, Hero No. 1 was also directed by David Dhawan. The movie starred Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Shakti Kapoor, Kader Khan and Paresh Rawal. IMDb rated 6 and stated Hero No. 1 as a must watch movie.
6. Hera Pheri (2000)
This movie is filled with misunderstandings and Tom&Jerry type of chasing situations. The final scene of the movie is one of a hilarious scene ever made in Bollywood. Paresh Rawal plays the role of Babu Bhai, a poor landlord who can’t see properly without wearing glasses. Akshay Kumar plays the role of Raju who is his tenant and is jobless. Suniel Shetty joins them as another tenant who is also poor but hardworking.
The movie is about how the trio uses their brain in a kidnapping situation to get out of this poverty. This hit movie starred Suniel Shetty, Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal and Tabu. IMDb rated8.2 and stated Hera Pheri as an instant laugh-riot.
7. Hungama (2003)
The movie starred Paresh Rawal, Rimi Sen, Aftab Shivdasani, Akshay Khanna, Shakti Kapoor, Rajpal Yadav, and Tiku Talsania. IMDb rated 7.5 and stated Hungama as a must watch for everyone who is looking for a laughter-filled day with their family. This film is a roller-coaster ride filmed by Priyadarshan.
8. Khosla Ka Ghosla (2003)
KKG is a hilarious take on the dishonest dealers of property around the world. The movie starred Anupam Kher, Ranvir Shorey, Boman Irani, and Vinay Pathak. IMDb rated 8.3 and stated KKG as a clean and classy comedy film.
9. Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya (2005)
Salman Khan plays the role of Samir in this movie who is a doctor by profession and a womanizer by nature. He lied that he is already married and that’s why he can’t marry them. However, he falls in love Sonia (Katrina Kaif). Sushmita Sen played the role of Naina who is Samir’s nurse and fake wife. Now, the film revolves around the situations he has to face to prove that he was married and is unhappy with his wife.
The movie was directed by David Dhawan and starred Salman Khan, Sushmita Sen, Katrina Kaif, and Sohail Khan. MPKK will take you on a roller-coaster ride of laughter. IMDb rated 5.5 and stated Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya is a stress-buster movie. You must not use your brain while watching this movie.
10. Bheja Fry (2007)
The film shows how sometimes good helping intention can also create more complication for the other person and frustrate them. Bheja Fry had a below average opening at the box office. However, it started earning after word-of-mouth promotion done by the audience.