Well if you’re really seeking a ” chill pill ” then watching a comedy movie over a bowl of popcorn infused with the aroma of steaming coffee is the remedy. While Devdas or Anand lies deep within our hearts, its the genre of comedy that we can’t live without.
Of Course! What else is chilling unless there are ticklish ribs and hysterical laughter? What else could be your escape from the daily 9 to 5 drudgery, a comedy movie isn’t?
So watching a Hindi comedy movie with your friends sounds like a good choice, right?
But do you know which films you should pick from a pool of myriads of comedy movies? So here’s a list of 20 best Hindi comedy movies of all time.
Phir Hera Pheri ( 2000)
Now you might have seen the damsel in distress act over a million times but a cool hunk in distress? Yes, Akshay Kumar brings the character to live in this classic by Priyadarshan with clever jokes and quipping. The film turned even more interesting when they get a misdirected call from an underworld mafia. This comic relief is among those which you can play again and again and still never get bored of.
Andaz Apna Apna ( 1984 )
For some reason, this movie was a dud at the Box Office, but that didn’t stop this from being one of the best movies to watch repeatedly. Directed by Rajkumar Santosh and starring Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, this movie is filled with laughs and unforgettable remarks. It is an Epic Bollywood comedy for the Salman and Aamir fans out there!
3 Idiots ( 2009 )
Starring Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, and Madhavan, this Rajkumar Hirani directed film sends a powerful message heavy with satire in a humorous tone. The plot involves a clever take on students and their parent’s mentality of ” following the crowd ” in this case blindly choosing engineering as their career.
The movie touches so many points ranging from a poor family’s expectations from their son to a guy studying engineering whose career interests lie somewhere else, and all this while being absolutely humorous.
Khosla Ka Ghosla ( 2006 )
Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, starring Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Parvin Dabas and Tara Sharma, the movie portrays a Delhi based retired middle-class man who tries half-heartedly to get his land back from a swindling property dealer with the help of his sons and their friends.
Dhamaal ( 2007 )
This Indra Kumar directed film presents you with the drama sequences one after the other that you can’t help but roll on the floor. The humor packed movie is about 4 friends ( Ritesh Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Aashish Chaudhary, and Javed Jaffrey) who would steal their landlady’s pizza, sell a blank painting for huge amounts of money and keep sneaking away from a police officer ( Sanjay Dutt ) while hunting for a treasure location.
Welcome ( 2007 )
Directed by Anwesha Bazmee, starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, Nana Patekar and Mallika Sherawat; this movie has two thugs, Uday, and Majnu who meet Rajeev and wants their sister to get married to him as he belongs to a respectable family. A series of funny events follow when Rajeev’s uncle opposes the marriage.
Masti ( 2004 )
Directed by Indra Kumar, here, three college friends, who are bored with their marriages, decide to spice up their lives by indulging in an extramarital affair. Things go awry when they become the prime suspects of murder.
Golmaal ( 2006)
This is a must-see comedy movie series. Directed by Rohit Sherry and starring Ajay Devgan, Shreyas Talpade, from the first movie, this hilarious series has only grown in every aspect, from budget to cast. All four movies are good, but the first one is better than the rest.So.if you can only pick one, watch the first.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron ( 1983 )
Starring Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani and Bhakti Barve, and directed by Kundan Shah, this classic is one of the highest-rated comedy movies ever made. Based on a book by Jai Arjun Singh, much has been said about this movie everywhere: from TV news to leading dailies, and the movie is even now talked about in television debates.
Bheja Fry ( 2007 )
Directed by Sagar Ballary, starring Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, and Ranveer Shorey, it is based on the French Movie Le Diner de Cons. Ranjeet invites trouble when he welcomes Bharat and aspiring singer to his house. However, Bharat realizes the mess he has created and tries to amend things for Ranjeet, but causes more damage.
Phas Gaye Re Obama ( 2010 )
Directed by Subhash Kapoor, starring Rajat Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, and Amol Gupte, this movie is a comedy set against the backdrop of the global meltdown that originated in the US. Om Shastri, a recession victim comes to India to sell his ancestral property to clear the debt.
On reaching, he comes to know that selling his property would make his family homeless in India. Later he is kidnapped by goons who mistake him to be a rich NRI.
Hungama ( 2003 )
In this Priyadarshan classic, a village girl ( Rimi Sen ) comes to Mumbai in search of a job to pay off her family debts. Comedy ensues when she takes a guy ( Aftab Shivdasani ) as a fake husband to bag an accommodation. Rajpal Yadav like his mang others has unfailingly notched up the comic level. Besides laughter, you’ll also get to see a soft romantic love blooming between the main star cast. A perfect film that should totally be on your comedy list!
These movies are bound to make you laugh out louder, in the end, as you get gearing to return to your mundane schedules after this brilliant odyssey.
This was the complete list of best Hindi comedy movies if we forget to mention your favorite movie then do let us know in the comment section. We keep updating this list regularly.