Best of Comedy Movies from Bollywood (Hindi Cinema)

by Deepak_Futela | created - 03 Jun 2014 | updated - 03 Jun 2014 | Public

Every year India churns out hunderds of Masala movies (A genre lesser known outside of India, a mixture of all genres, be it comedy romance, action or drama). Although several movies are released under Comedy genre too, but most of those are either inspired by Hollywood movies or just are simply dumb (like Chennai Express or most of Salman Khan or Akshay Kumar movies).. Still there are some smart & off-beat comedies that you want to watch again just to have a good laugh.. following are some of those, let me know if I missed something good.. Criteria: The movie should have 1000+ votes and 6+ IMDb rating..

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1. Hera Pheri (2000)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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

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

Votes: 49,159

A movie I can watch hunderds of time without getting bored..

2. 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.

Director: Dibakar Banerjee | Stars: Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Parvin Dabas, Tara Sharma

Votes: 20,259 | Gross: $0.03M

The game changer of bollywood

3. 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: 9,859

I can laugh just by looking at that Laden's duplicate..

4. Gol Maal (1979)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

A man's simple lie to secure his job escalates into more complex lies when his orthodox boss gets suspicious.

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

Votes: 15,820

One word - CLASSIC

5. 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: 45,946

Evergreen

6. 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: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Gracy Singh, Sunil Dutt

Votes: 65,588

Inspired by "Patch Adams", but has its own charm.

7. Bheja Fry (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

Ranjit, who makes fun of idiots, gets completely annoyed when he invites a tax inspector and a singer to his house.

Director: Sagar Ballary | Stars: Vinay Pathak, Rajat Kapoor, Sarika, Milind Soman

Votes: 10,343

Inspired by French movie "Le Dîner de Cons (1998)"..

8. 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: 11,724

Another good satirical, the climax scenes of Mahabharata Play are the best part..

9. 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: 10,215

The best of comedy done by Dharmendra and Amithabh aprt from Sholay..

10. Do Dooni Chaar (2010)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

A middle class family in India tries to buy a new car.

Director: Habib Faisal | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Aditi Vasudev, Archit Krishna

Votes: 4,512

Family Comedy of the decade.

11. 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: 4,307

Another Classical based on Shakespear's "A comedy of errors"..

12. 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.

Director: Shoojit Sircar | Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam, Annu Kapoor, Dolly Ahluwalia

Votes: 35,991 | Gross: $0.17M

Smart modern age comedy..

13. Carry On, Munna Bhai (2006)

PG-13 | 144 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Munna Bhai embarks on a journey with Mahatma Gandhi in order to fight against a corrupt property dealer.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Jimmy Sheirgill

Votes: 38,890 | Gross: $2.22M

Munnabhai Contnues..

14. Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010)

Not Rated | 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: 4,610

Another dark comedy..

15. 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.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani, Rimi Sen, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 11,154

16. 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: 5,330

17. Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)

125 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A burglar reflects on his life and loves; while the media speculates how he managed to pull off so many heists.

Director: Dibakar Banerjee | Stars: Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra, Archana Puran Singh

Votes: 14,831 | Gross: $0.08M

18. Socha Na Tha (2005)

Not Rated | 137 min | Romance, Comedy

A boy is forced meet a girl for an arranged marriage but even though he refuses the match, they secretly become friends. As things get complicated and both get engaged to different people they realize they've fallen in love with each other.

Director: Imtiaz Ali | Stars: Abhay Deol, Ayesha Takia, Ayesha Jhulka, Apoorva Jha

Votes: 6,793

My Favorite rom-com from Bollywood

19. Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (2007)

143 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

A comic thriller about two people who miss the last local train at 1:40 am and how missing of their train changes their course of life forever.

Director: Sanjay M. Khanduri | Stars: Abhay Deol, Neha Dhupia, Amit Mistry, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 4,304

The best comedy a person can get from situations..

20. 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 Gulati | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Om Puri, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 6,871 | Gross: $0.33M

The best scene ever.. Rajpal yadav: Iss ghar mein kitne log rehte hai Shakti kapoor : 20-25 log Rajpal yadav: phir isse ghar kyon kehte hai jila *beep* kyon nahin kar dete

21. Peepli (Live) (2010)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

An impoverished farmer's threat to end his life invites attention from politicians and media.

Directors: Anusha Rizvi, Mahmood Farooqui | Stars: Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghuvir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Farrukh Jaffar

Votes: 11,038 | Gross: $0.75M

My favorite Satirical from Bollwood

22. Chillar Party (2011)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A gang of innocent but feisty kids who lead carefree lives in Chandan Nagar colony takes on the big bad world of politics when one of their friend's life is endangered.

Directors: Vikas Bahl, Nitesh Tiwari | Stars: Aarav Khanna, Chinmay Chandraunshuh, Divji Handa, Irfan Khan

Votes: 6,076 | Gross: $0.01M

A good Children's Comedy..

23. Chalo Dilli (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, Drama

Enroute to her destination via plane, a busy executive gets stranded with a middle-classed fast-talking male.

Director: Shashant Shah | Stars: Vinay Pathak, Lara Dutta, Yana Gupta, Akshay Kumar

Votes: 2,792

A good Road movie..

24. 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.

Director: Kamal Haasan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, Tabu

Votes: 11,479

Inspired by "Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)"..

25. Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006)

132 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Bengal-speaking Siddharth Bose lives a middle-classed lifestyle in Delhi along with his mother, and sister, Shalini. Their dad had abandoned them years ago. Shalini gets married to Kapil ... See full summary »

Director: Saket Chaudhary | Stars: Rahul Bose, Mallika Sherawat, Ranvir Shorey, Sharat Saxena

Votes: 2,827 | Gross: $0.03M

26. Malamaal Weekly (2006)

137 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Lilaram sells lottery tickets and one customer has hit the jackpot but dies of shock upon finding out that he has won. Now, Lilaram wants all the money, and so does everyone around him.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Riteish Deshmukh, Reema Sen

Votes: 4,786 | Gross: $0.20M

27. 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: 4,558

28. Welcome (I) (2007)

159 min | Comedy, Romance

A man falls in love with a beautiful woman, but later discovers that her brothers are gangsters.

Director: Anees Bazmee | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat

Votes: 15,660 | Gross: $1.09M

From all the other Dumb Comedy movies which I exluded from the list, I can watch only this one again.

29. 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: 2,022

30. 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: 9,114



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