List compiled by Ajay with contributions from our editorial staff.
This is our compilation of best Bollywood Comedy Movies. We are still working on this list and we will keep it updated from time to time. We need our visitors inputs to vote for the best Bollywood Comedy Movies. Please leave your opinion in the comment.
A 1975 Bollywood comedy flick ‘Chupke Chupke’ features great actors Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan and Sharmila Tagore & Jaya Bhaduri. As the director Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s rib tickling comedies are a fun to watch, this one is no exception.
It is family comedy which revolves round two characters Parimal and Sukumar. How Parimal and Sukumar are tangled in funny situations and try to come out of them is a real fun to see. This ‘Comedy of Errors’ and prankster Dharmendra’s hilarious performance, is worthwhile.
Munnabhai MBBS (2003)
A Rajkumar Hirani’s film, Munna Bhai MBBS, is a superb Bollywood comedy film with loads of laughter and fun. A don is adamant on becoming a doctor so as to avenge the Dean. Great music and sweet love angle make it all the more worth watching. Whether and how Don Sanjay succeeds in securing an MBBS degree or not is hilarious.
This highly acclaimed movie is recipient of Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie, the Filmfare Best Screenplay Award, the Filmfare Best Dialogue Award, and the Filmfare Best Comedian Award, Zee Cine Best Debuting Director, Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role, Best Cinematography, and Best Dialogue. It also won National Film Award for Best Popular Film and IIFA Best Comedian Award.
Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Sunil Dutt, Gracy Singh, Boman Irani
Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Lage Raho Munna bhai is a super hit 2006 comedy film directed by Rajkumar Hirani. Sanjay Dutt aka Munna Bhai, Mumbai’s underworld don who claims to see spirit of Mahatma Gandhi, tries to solve matters of others in a way which he terms Gandhigiri ‘non violence’.
This movie which boasts of receiving four National Awards is too hilarious to watch. It also won Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie, Bollywood Movie Award – Best Film, GIFA Best Film, Star Screen Award Best Film in addition to 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Highly praised by Prime Minister of India, it was also shown at many International Film Festivals.
From kitty of ace director Priyadrashan who is well known for his comedy films, Dhol, is one of the best movies that features Sharman Joshi, Kunal Khemu, Rajpal Yadav, Tusshar Kapoor, Arbaaz Khan, Payal Rohatgi, Om Puri, and Tanushree Dutta in lead roles. Shot in Pune, this movie is bound to tickle you with perfect comic timings and situations.
Main male lead of the film aspires to earn money without working hard. How their ambition mingles with hilarious twists and turns, along with an element of thrill, crime, murder and suspense is too funny.
A loose remake of American Comedy ‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’, Dhamaal is a superhit film of Bollywood released in 2007.
Without featuring any actress in the lead role, this movie is quite unusual from the trends of Bollywood. Nevertheless it is a real fun to see four men trying to get hold of a handsome amount which is somewhere in Goa.
With many twists and turns they all however reach their destination. But how do they get the money and do they manage to retain that amount is fantastic treat for audience.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaroo
A super duper smash hit at box office, Jaane bhi do Yaroo, is an excellent entertainer of all times. This 1983 comedy will tickle your ribs even today. Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Shah and Bhakti Barve have shown outstanding performances.
It is a film about two professional photographers who have to face many absurd situations which create humor for the spectators. It had won many accolades and awards including 1984 Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director and 1984 Filmfare Best Comedian Award.
A story of an impoverished village of Laholi where a lottery ticket becomes the center of attraction is hilarious to watch.
Malamaal weekly is a fresh comedy film with so much fun and energy that audience is seat tied till the climax. Director Priyadarshan has taken excellent job from Om Puri and Paresh Rawal.
How a source of entertainment ‘a lottery ticket’ becomes one of the most important things among all other things is worth seeing. What is the suspense behind this ticket and who claims to get the reward amount, is revealed in the climax.
A 2007 Bollywood comedy flick, Bheja Fry, is an ultimate success at the box office and amongst its fans. Director Sagar Ballary’s low budget film turned out to be a rib tickling comedy for audience. Remarkable trio of Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Phatak and Ranvir Shorey have done great job.
How Vinay whom Rajat thinks of as a source of entertainment turns out to be a dumb and boring person for Rajat is fabulous to see. Though it is a remake of the French movie Le Dîner de Cons, yet it is a pure entertainment for everyone.
Hera Pheri came as a respite for action heroes Sunil and Akshay apart from stereotypical villain Paresh Rawal. The hilarious comic timings of this fabulous trio made Hera Pheri a mega hit across the world. Akshay and Sunil are co-tenants in Paresh’s house. How these three characters, who are in search of a better life, make their dream come true after a wrong number makes a comic plot of the movie. Paresh might have been on the seventh heaven after receiving Filmfare Award, Star Screen Award and IIFA Award for Best Comedian. Even Akshay bagged best supporting actor Bollywood Movie Awards for his performance.
Phir Hera Pheri
Priyadarshan’s kitty has one more comedy flick for Bollywood comedy movie lovers. Grand success of leading trio of Hera Pheri helped them securing their eminent position in the sequel as well, apart from introducing two leading ladies Rimi Sen and Bipasha Basu. Akshay, Sunil and Paresh have cast a spell on audience by power packed performances. Released in 2006, in this movie also three musketeers confront odd situations which they try to make favorable and get hold of some diamonds. How far do they succeed in their plan and do they get hold of diamonds finally, is a real fun to watch.
Do Aur Do Panch
Released in 1980, ‘Do aur Do Paanch’ is a mega hit of veteran Amitabh Bachchan and ace actor Shashi Kapoor. Directed by Rakesh Kumar this film also stars gorgeous Hema Malini and lovely Parveen Babi. It is an amazing comedy of two rival burglars who are on a mission and try to outdo each other. Hot chemistry among the characters makes it all time hit comedy flick. Comic timings and situation will definitely stun you. In an attempt to change their lifestyles, Amitabh and Shashi Kapoor do a lot many hilarious activities. How ex-burglars turn into nice guys is quite funny to watch.
Our cute and innocent Amol Palekar trapped in net of his fussy boss has to overcome many obstacles in his way to a stable career. Hrishikesh Mukherjee has so skillfully directed the film that each time Amol faces any problem created by his boss, a sympathetic smile comes on audience’s face. Love affair of Amol and his boss’ daughter Bindiya further intensifies his problems. Great music and healthy comedy is the spice of this movie. Besides winning three Filmfare Awards for Best Actor, Best Comedian and Best Lyricist in 1979, it had also secured many nominations in other categories.