All time favorite hindi comedy movies

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All time great hindi comedy movies part 2

Here goes the list of my all time favorite “comedy” titles in hindi. At present I have included only ten movies in this list. There are many more titles who deserve the list but can’t put all of them at once. Will try updating and adding more titles to the list in future. No ranking is given to any movie(as IMDb is there for it !),though I’ve tried to keep my favorites on top.

Gol Maal (1979)

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee


Amol Palekar > Ram Prasad Dasharath Prasad Sharma / Laxman Prasad Dasharath Prasad Sharma
Utpal Dutt > Bhavani Shankar
Bindiya Goswami > Urmila
Deven Verma > Himself
Dina Pathak > Mrs. Kamala Srivastav
Shubha Khote > Buaji Kalindi
Manju Singh > Ratna Sharma
David Abraham > Doctor Kedar Mama (as David)
Yunus Parvez > Bade Babu
Anjan Srivastav > Inspector Sharma (as Anjan)
Keshto Mukherjee > Drunk
Om Prakash > Senior Police Officer
Harish Magon > Badri Narayan Shrivastav (as Harish)

Story: 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 against any of his employees indulging in recreation of any kind. When Ramprasad is caught by his boss at a soccer match, he has to invent a twin brother, the clean-shaven Laxman Prasad, to save his job. When Bhavani’s daughter falls in love with the clean-shaven Laxman Prasad, and insists on marrying him, and Bhavani insists she should marry Ramprasad, things take a whacky turn. A fake mother and a hilarious chase are other enjoyable features involved in this comedy

Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi


Aamir Khan > Amar Manohar (as Aamir Khhhan)
Salman Khan > Prem Bhopali (as Salllman Khan)
Raveena Tandon > Raveena (as Raveeena Tandon)
Karisma Kapoor > Karisma (as Karisma Kapooor)
Paresh Rawal > Ram Gopal Bajaj / Shyam Gopal Bajaj aka Teja (as Paresssh Rawwwal)
Mehmood > Johnny (Photographer) (as Mehmoood)
Deven Verma > Murli Manohar (as Devvven Verma)
Jagdeep > Bankeylal Bhopali (as Jagdeeep)
Viju Khote > Robert (as Vijoo Khhhote)
Shehzad Khan > Bhalla (as Shehhhzad Khan)
Harish Patel > Inn manager (as Harish Patttel)
Javed Khan > Anand Akela (as Javvved Khan)
Tiku Talsania > Inspector (as Tikkku Talsania)
Suresh Bhagwat > Man went to collect money from Bankeylal (as Suresh Bhagggwat)
Anand Mishra (as Anannnd Mishra)

Amar and Prem are two rivals who belonging to middle-class families with no scope of future advancement. Both individually, without the knowledge of the other decide to take matters into their hands and find ways to get rich quickly. Chaos and acrimony result when both find each other at loggerheads when both arrive to win the hand of the daughter of multi-millionaire Ram Gopal Bajaj amidst considerable upheavals when Shyam, the twin brother of Ram, decides to do away with Ram and assume his identity and thus take over the estate of the Bajaj family.

Angoor (1982}

Director: Gulzar


Sanjeev Kumar > Ashok / Ashok
Moushumi Chatterjee > Sudha (as Moushmi)
Deven Verma > Bahadur / Bahadur
Aruna Irani > Prema
Deepti Naval > Tanu
Padma Chavan > Alka (as Padma Chauhan)
Shammi > Mrs. Raj Tilak
C.S. Dubey > Chhedilal
Yunus Parvez > Mansoor
T.P. Jain > Ganeshilal
Raj Bharti
Ram Mohan > Taxi driver (as Rammohan Ji)
Kamaldeep (as Kamal Deep)
Utpal Dutt > Raj Tilak
Vasant (as Basant)

Ashok R. Tilak lives in Dinkapur with his widowed mother, and a servant named Bahadur. He travels to another town on a business trip to buy several acres of grape-bearing trees, with Bahadur accompanying him. Although this is his first trip to this town, however, everyone appears to know him and Bahadur, including the Ticket Checker at the Railway Station, the taxi-driver, the Hotel Manager, local Police Inspector Sinha, a Jeweler named Chhedilal and his assistant Mansoor, and to top it all a woman named Sudha claims that she is his wife, and another woman named Tanu claims that she is his sister-in-law, while a third one named Alka claims that she is his mistress. All’s not well for Bahadur either for he bears the brunt of this confusion when he finds out that he has a wife named Prema; a normally sane boss, who keeps on sniffing snuff and smoking alternatively, and who yells and slaps him frequently. After a nightmarish night, the hapless duo decide they have had enough and decide to return home, only to have the police arrest them for theft of a diamond necklace. Watch what happens when the truth is hilariously revealed at the Police Station of this town that has never these comedy of errors – ever.

Hera Pheri (2000)

Director: Priyadarshan


Paresh Rawal > Baburao Ganpatrao Apte
Akshay Kumar > Raju
Sunil Shetty > Ghanshyam (Shyam)
Tabu > Anuradha Shivshankar Panikar
Om Puri > Kharak Singh
Gulshan Grover > Kabira
Kulbhushan Kharbanda > Devi Prasad
Mukesh Khanna > Police Inspector, Prakash
Asrani > Bank Manager
Sulabha Arya > Raju’s mom
Dinesh Hingoo > Chaman Jhinga
Mushtaq Khan > Devi Prasad’s servant
Kashmira Shah > Kabira’s Sidekick

Shyam comes to Mumbai to apply for a job. But there is another applicant for the same job – Anuradha Panikkar. Shyam decides to fight for his job and starts residing as a paying guest with Baburao Apte, a garage owner. Raju is Baburao’s other paying guest who disapproves of Shyam right from the start. These are four people in dire need of money and only a miracle can save the situation. The miracle occurs in the form of a wrong number phone call. Kabira, a goon, has kidnapped the granddaughter of Devi Prasad, a rich businessman and is calling on Baburao’s phone number by mistake and demanding ransom. Raju hatches a daring plan – to talk with Kabira posing as Devi Prasad, and to talk with Devi Prasad posing as Kabira, ask him for double the amount of ransom money which Kabira had originally demanded, save the girl and keep the money as a reward.

Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986)

Director: Basu Chatterjee


Anil Kapoor > Charandas
Amrita Singh > Chameli
Om Prakash > Ustad Mastram Pehalwan
Amjad Khan > Advocate Harish
Pankaj Kapur > Kallumal “Koylawala” (as Pankaj Kapoor)
Annu Kapoor > Chaganlal
Bharati Achrekar > Champa
Satyendra Kapoor > Bhajandas (as Satyen Kappu)
Ram P. Sethi > Nathilal (as Ram Sethi)
Tabassum > Bhajanda’s wife
Nandita Thakur > Nirmala
Jayshree T. > Gulabo
Ghanshyam Rohera > Fatchat (as Ghanshyam)
Komal Mahuvakar > Anita
Shail Chaturvedi > Lachuram Khapanchi

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 Pahelwan, who gets him to promise to be celibate until he is 40 years of age. But when Charandas meets with a school student, Chameli, the daughter of a low-caste Coal merchant, both fall head-over-heels in love with each other, go on dates, exchange love letters, much to the chagrin of Chameli’s dad, Kallumal, who has plans to be the next Municipal Chairman, and mom, Champa, who decide to enlist the help of Champa’s brother, Chaganlal, as well as arrange Chameli’s marriage with Advocate Makhan, the son of Lachuram, who is of their caste. As events hilarious spiral out of control, Charandas must now decide whether he prefers to be known as the semi-senile lover, Majnu, or as Prithviraj Chauhan, who dared to abduct his future wife, amidst stiff all-round opposition.

Chupke Chupke (1975)

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee


Dharmendra > Dr. Parimal Tripathi
Sharmila Tagore > Sulekha Chaturvedi
Amitabh Bachchan > Professor Sukumar Sinha
Jaya Bhaduri > Vasudha Kumar
David Abraham > Haripath Chaturvedi (as David)
Usha Kiran > Sumitra Sharma
Lily Chakravarty > Lata Kumar Srivastav (as Lily Chakraborty)
Keshto Mukherjee > James D’Costa (Driver) (as Kesto Mukherjee)
Dev Kishan
Om Prakash > Raghavendra Sharma (Raghav)
Lalita Kumari (as Lalita Sinha)
Naina Apte
Amol Sen

Raghav brags that he can smell a rat or an impersonator automatically, and Dr. Parimal Tripathi decides to take him on – result: funny family slapstick comedy, with a dose of pure Hindi and Urdu thrown in, especially the dialogue delivery by Om Prakash, Dharmendra, and Amitabh Bachchan. Notable songs are :Sare ga ma, ma sa re ga ma….”; “Ab ke sajan sawan me, aag lagegi badan mein, ghata barshegi, magar tarsegi nazar, mil na sakenghe do mahn ek hi aagan mein…”; “Chupke chupke chal di purvaiya, basuri bajaike raas rachaye daiya re daiya, chupke…”.

Garam Masala (2005)

Director: Priyadarshan


Akshay Kumar > Mac
John Abraham > Shyam “Sam”
Paresh Rawal > Mambo
Rimi Sen > Anjali
Neetu Chandra > Sweety, an airhostess
Nargis Bagheri > Puja, an airhostess
Daisy Bopanna > Deepti, an airhostess
Rajpal Yadav > Babban
Asrani > Mac’s Maternal Uncle
Lakshmi Pandit > Model
Neha Dhupia > Maggi, Special Appearance
Manoj Joshi > Nageshwar

Shyam and Makarand work as photographers in a commercial advertising agency. Both of them like to fool around with women, even though Makarand is engaged to be married to a doctor named Anjali. In order to outsmart each other, they two get into a competition of shooting a photograph, and Sam wins it, goes on a trip to the United States of America. Upon his return, he finds that Makarand is living a very enviable lifestyle with three of the most beautiful girls, who also work as air-hostesses. Sam meets them all, and finds out that the trio are unaware of each other, falls in love with Pooja; and begins several moves to upset Makarand lifestyle, and possibly get promoted as a Supervisor.

Bawarchi (1972)

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee


Rajesh Khanna > Raghu (Bawarchi)
Jaya Bhaduri > Krishna S. Sharna
Usha Kiran > Shobha R. Sharma
Harindranath Chattopadhyay> Shivnath Sharma
A.K. Hangal > Ramnath S. Sharma
Durga Khote > Seeta S. Sharma
Asrani > Vishwanath R. Sharma – Babbu
Kali Bannerjee > Meeta R. Sharma
Paintal > Guruji
Raju Shrestha > Pintoo Baba (Child Artist)
Amitabh Bachchan > Commentator (voice)

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 be employed as a cook in this household, ironically named Shanti Nivas. Then one day a young man named Raghu offers to work as a cook, and he is hired. Raghu quickly gets a grip on his job and on each of the family members, and soon the squabbles and arguments come to an end. And then the Sharmas find the family jewels and Raghu missing.

Baton Baton Mein (1979)

Director: Basu Chatterjee


Amol Palekar > Tony Braganza
Tina Munim > Nancy Perreira
Asrani > Francis Fernandes
David Abraham > Uncle Tom (as David)
Leela Mishra > Philomena Aunty
Pearl Padamsee > Rosie Perreira (Nancy’s mom)
Tun Tun > Imaginary Nancy’s mom
Arvind Deshpande > Mr. Braganza
Piloo J. Wadia > Mrs. Braganza
Shobhini Singh > Maria (Tom’s wife)
Mazhar Khan > Henry
Ranjit Chowdhry > Sabhi Perreira

Rosie Perreira is an overly anxious widow, living with her guitar-obsessed son, Sabhi, and a lovely daughter, Nancy, who she would like to get married to a wealthy young man. Her helpful neighbor, Tom, introduces a young eligible Tony Braganza to Nancy in the 9:10 AM Western Railway local train from Bandra to Churchgate. Tom also asks Nancy to introduce Tony to Rosie, which she does. Rosie is initially apprehensive about him as he only drawing a mere Rs.300/ compared to Nancy’s Rs.700/-, but soon changes her mind when she finds out that after his probationary period he will draw a monthly pay of Rs.1000/-. Nancy and Tom are permitted to meet and both eventually fall in love. While Nancy wants to follow her mother’s directions and get married, Tony is hesitant, and this is what costs him Nancy’s love, as she starts to feel that he will not come through with the marriage. And soon Rosie starts looking elsewhere for a son-in-law, while Tony is still reluctant to make any commitments.

Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)

Director: David Dhawan


Salman Khan > Sameer Malhotra
Akshay Kumar > Sunny
Priyanka Chopra > Rani Singh
Amrish Puri > Colonel Dugraj Singh
Satish Shah > Surya Prakash
Rajpal Yadav > Raj Purohit / Paul
Amrita Arora > Romi (cameo)
Dinyar Contractor> School Principal
Parth Dave > Sameer Malhotra as Kid
Kurush Deboo > Rustom Dogs Seller
Kapil Dev > Himself
Supriya Karnik > Rama Dugraj Singh
Kader Khan > Mr. Duggal
Mushtaq Khan > Chutki Baba
Shashikala > Grandma Malhotra
Upasna Singh > Mrs. Surya Prakash

Sameer is a hot-headed youngsters with a knack of getting into brawls. When his girlfriend dumps him, he is heartbroken and relocates to Goa to work as a lifeguard. He falls for his next-door neighbour Rani, but Rani dislikes him because Sameer had slapped her father by mistake. On top of it, Sameer’s new roommate Sunny is a lecherous playboy who has the hots for Rani. This results into a zany battle of wits between Sameer and Sunny over who will win Rani’s heart .

All time great hindi comedy movies part 2


8 Responses

  1. great – no jaane bhi do yaaron, but Garam masala in there..!!

  2. chashme buddoor
    hera pheri
    chalti ka naam gaadi
    dil chahta hai

  3. truly top ten but suggest few more…

  4. The list looks good except one blunder i.e. Garam Masala?? a big surprise for me as I didn’t even laughed once during the whole movie. Replace it with Jaane bhi do yaron or Chasme Buddoor. Only suggestion šŸ™‚

  5. garam masala was the one of hit movie in comedy world
    you are one of the stupid n dupher boy in india who don’t know what’s the comedy

  6. in my mind (maala maal weekly) is the best bollywood comedy movie.

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