30+ Best Comedy Movies made in Bollywood

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30+ Best Comedy Movies made in Bollywood

After a stressful day, nothing would ever serve me better than one of my favorite comedy movies. I would rather watch them again and again, sitting on my couch, munching over my popcorn. Usually, I end up wasting a lot of time searching for a movie worth watching, while most of the results on the internet are full of the commercial movies, which we all are bored of watching. So, here I bring you the list of some of the best Bollywood comedy movies, which you can watch after a stressful day or on a relaxing weekend. As they say laughter is best therapy, let’s go and find out the best suiting for you today.

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Andaz Apna Apna (1994) – Imdb: 8.2

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi

Writers: Rajkumar Santoshi (dialogue), Rajkumar Santoshi (screenplay)

Stars: Aamir KhanSalman KhanRaveena Tandon

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttCUfDtrYlU

This is one of the cults which could never be recreated. Watch it for awesome chemistry between Aamir Khan and Salman Khan. You can also watch this movie on youtube.

Chupke Chupke (1975) – IMDB: 8.4

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Writers: Upendranath Ganguly (story) (as Late Upendranath Ganguly), D.N. Mukherjee (screenplay)

Stars: DharmendraSharmila TagoreAmitabh Bachchan

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAzcsx433qI

Old is gold, along with awesome dry humor you can watch it for Amitabh and Dharmendra together on screen.

Padosan (1968) – IMDB: 8.1

Director: Jyoti Swaroop

Writers: Rajendra Krishan (dialogue) (as Rajinder Krishan), Rajendra Krishan (screenplay) (as Rajinder Krishan)

Stars: Sunil DuttSaira BanuMehmood 

This is jewel of a movie with fantastic situational comedy. The music of the movie was a great hit with some of the songs which are favourites even today like ‘Mere saamne wali khidki main’ and many more. If you haven’t watched this yet, today is the day to tick this in your list of comedy movies.

Angoor (1982) – IMDB: 8.3

Director: Gulzar

Writers: Gulzar (dialogue), Gulzar (screenplay)

Stars: Sanjeev KumarMoushumi ChatterjeeDeven Verma

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmehQk4HT3A

This story is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play ‘The Comedy of Errors’, which is the genre of the film also. Watch this great comedy created by doubles roles played by the lead characters.

Gol Maal (1979) – IMDB: 8.6

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Writers: Sailesh Dey (story), Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay)

Stars: Amol PalekarBindiya GoswamiDeven Verma

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MwppMcyfL4

This is an unforgettable gem of Indian cinema. This was also the highest grossing film of the year and was also critically taken well. The film went on winning many awards for various categories in Filmfare Awards.

Hera Pheri (2000) – IMDB: 8.2

Director: Priyadarshan

Writers: Siddique (story), Lal (story)

Stars: Akshay KumarSunil ShettyParesh Rawal

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIQ5hrfermg

This movie is timeless, I must say. Sanjay Dutt was originally signed for this movie but couldn’t make it due to his court hearings. If you haven’t watched this yet, do not procrastinate it for tomorrow.

Khubsoorat (1980) – IMDB: 7.7

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Writers: Shanu Banerjee (screenplay), Gulzar (dialogue)

Stars: Ashok KumarRekhaRakesh Roshan

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKwRqViDIwQ

The movie was a great success on box office as well as was critically taken well. This went on winning ‘Filmfare Award for Best Film’ for the year and a couple more. So, thick the box.

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983) – IMDB: 8.4

Director: Kundan Shah

Writers: Ranjit Kapoor (dialogue), Satish Kaushik (dialogue)

Stars: Naseeruddin ShahRavi BaswaniBhakti Barve

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvS8M_gsFNg

This is the best satirical movie ever made on rampant corruption in India, I must say. The movie was not an immediate success on Box office but, went on becoming one of the cult classics. The climax scene ‘Mahabharata’ deserves a special mention in the movie. Missing this movie would be a crime.

Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958) – IMDB: 8.0

Director: Satyen Bose

Writers: Govind Moonis (dialogue) (as Gobind Moonis), Ramesh Pant (dialogue)

Stars: Ashok KumarMadhubalaAnoop Kumar

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL4-S6jta_k

This was not just a great cinema but music was also timeless. Kishor Kumar has sung many of the songs and has also acted in the movie. It was a box-office success as second highest grossing movie of the year.

Bawarchi (1972) – IMDB: 8.0

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Writers: Tapan Sinha (story), Hrishikesh Mukherjee (screenplay)

Stars: Rajesh KhannaJaya BachchanUsha Kiran


Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYUxJSxmf8A

This is one of greatest cinema of Rajesh Khanna and was later remade in Bengali, Tamil and Kannada.

Ankhon Dekhi (2013) -IMDB: 8.0

Director: Rajat Kapoor

Writer: Rajat Kapoor

Stars: Sanjay MishraSeema BhargavaRajat Kapoor

This is a pathbreaking cinema which gives us many lessons for our life. The cinema received an immense critical acclaim for depicting issues of a middle-class family and how we take on life.

Do Dooni Chaar (2010) – IMDB: 7.6

Director: Habib Faisal

Writers: Habib Faisal (screenplay), Rahil Qazi (screenplay)

Stars: Rishi KapoorNeetu SinghAditi Vasudev

This cinema had won National film Award for the year for depicting the dreams of middle class families and the joy we share between. A must watch.

Dasvidaniya (2008) – IMDB: 7.8

Director: Shashant Shah

Writers: Kailash Kher (lyrics), Arshad Sayed

Stars: Vinay PathakSarita JoshiRajat Kapoor

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vXPjGj6diU

The movie revolves around the story of a middle-class man who has a wish list of the things to do before he dies, after he is diagnosed with cancer. This gives lessons of lifetime and leaves you with tears of joy.

Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010) – IMDB: 7.5

Director: Subhash Kapoor

Writers: Subhash KapoorShellee (lyrics)

Stars: Rajat KapoorNeha DhupiaSanjay Mishra

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1_KTfy5Z4c

This is again one of the best Bollywood satirical comedy movies, based on the backdrops of the global recession. The dialogues and situations will give you laughs and sympathy to the characters at the same time. A must watch.

Jolly LLB (2013) – IMDB: 7.5

Director: Subhash Kapoor

Writer: Subhash Kapoor

Stars: Arshad WarsiAmrita RaoBoman Irani 

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQIAQ5HxGI4

The cinema is a comedy which raises questions on our judicial system but at the same time leaves you with some hope on the system as well. The movie received Best film in National film Awards for the year and many Filmfare awards as well.

Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006) – IMDB: 8.3

Director: Dibakar Banerjee

Writer: Jaideep Sahni (story, screenplay & dialogue)

Stars: Anupam KherBoman IraniParvin Dabas

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtqVDz1WvzU

The film depicts the pain of middle-class families when they are harassed by land mafia. The film went on winning National award and Filmfare award for the year.

Bheja Fry (2007) – IMDB: 7.6

Director: Sagar Ballary

Writers: Sagar Ballary (screenplay), Arpita Chatterjee

Stars: Vinay PathakRajat KapoorSarika

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IQXiJ5t-Hg

This is one of my all time favourites and is a classic one night story and how it effects two lives. A must watch.

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) – IMDB: 8.1

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Writers: Vidhu Vinod Chopra (screenplay), Rajkumar Hirani (screenplay)

Stars: Sanjay DuttArshad WarsiGracy Singh

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM4hrfEoMvo

The story of a goon going to a medical college. The film wen on winning National and Filmfare awards. Watch this to feel the magic of ‘Jaadu ki Jhappi’.

Badhai Ho (2018) – IMDB: 8.0

Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma (as Amit Sharma)

Writers: Akshat Ghildial (screenplay and dialogue), Akshat Ghildial (story)

Stars: Ayushmann KhurranaNeena GuptaGajraj Rao

Movie packed with some awesome performances and chemistries. The story revolves around a middle-aged couple who get pregnant to disappointment to their son, who is already thinking of his marriage.

Dum Laga ke Haisha (2015) – IMDB: 7.6

Director: Sharat Katariya

Writer: Sharat Katariya

Stars: Bhumi PednekarAyushmann KhurranaSanjay Mishra

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A movie about the middle-class family with some fantastic dialogues with regional touch. A must watch again.

Queen (2013) – IMDB: 8.2                  

Director: Vikas Bahl

Writers: Vikas Bahl (story and screenplay), Chaitally Parmar (story and screenplay)

Stars: Kangana RanautRajkummar RaoLisa Haydon

Watch on YouTube (Paid): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd76mVUBPF4

A comedy, which shows how a small town girl finds out herself between betrayal and a solo foreign trip which was originally her honeymoon trip.

Delhi Belly (2011) – IMDB: 7.6

Directors: Abhinay DeoAkshat Verma

Writers: Mr. Moris (screenplay by), Akshat Verma

Stars: Imran KhanVir DasKunaal Roy Kapur

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cwC2k3DiWk

Showing the crime in Delhi with the situational comedy is awesome.

Fukrey (2013) – IMDB: 6.9

Director: Mrighdeep Lamba (as Mrigdeep Singh Lamba)

Writers: Mrighdeep Lamba (additional dialogue) (as Mrigdeep Singh Lamba), Mrighdeep Lamba (screenplay) (as Mrigdeep Singh Lamba)

Stars: Pulkit SamratManjot SinghAli Fazal

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVbjN7vYdfA

The comedy creates hilarious scenarios of the guys who are finding ways to get into a college and falls into a trap. Watch to find out how they get out of it. The movie has some awesome dialogues and is a must watch.

Chup Chup ke (2006) – IMDB: 6.8

Directors: PriyadarshanKookie Gulati (as Kookie V. Gulati)

Writers: Priyadarshan (story and screenplay), Neeraj Vora (dialogue)

Stars: Shahid KapoorKareena KapoorOm Puri

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTj67UEAAYQ

A debt ridden young man attempts for a suicide and finds out his fate is turning resulting in comic sequences.

Dhamaal (2007) – IMDB: 7.3

Director: Indra Kumar

Writers: Paritosh Painter (story), Paritosh Painter (screenplay)

Stars: Sanjay DuttRiteish DeshmukhArshad Warsi

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKNHVDPKy7g

Awesome performances and you should watch this for some  of the iconic scenes which will always remain with you.

Chachi 420 (1997) – IMDB: 7.4

Director: Kamal Haasan

Writers: Gulzar (dialogue), Kamal Haasan (screenplay)

Stars: Kamal HaasanAmrish PuriOm Puri 

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voxqKneaPVg

A timeless movie by Directed by Kamal Haasan where he has done a great acting performance as well. A brilliant movie.

Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota  (2018) – IMDB: 7.3

Director: Vasan Bala

Writers: Vasan Bala (dialogue), Santanu Ghatak (Lyricist)

Stars: Abhimanyu DasaniRadhika MadanMahesh Manjrekar

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An offbeat cinema, different style of story-telling. Watch this for humour and some nicely done action sequences as well.

Hulla (2008) – IMDB: 6.4

Director: Jaideep Varma

Writers: Milind Dhaimade (dialogues), Sanjeev Sharma (lyrics)

Stars: Sushant SinghKartika RaneRajat Kapoor

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edWwEs0Gook

A light-hearted comedy which is very less known but is a very good work. So must watch.

Tanu Weds Manu (2011) – IMDB: 6.8

Director: Aanand L. Rai (as Anand Rai)

Writer: Himanshu Sharma (screenplay & dialogue)

Stars: MadhavanKangana RanautJimmy Sheirgill

Watch on YouTube (Paid): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc0Kr9JEVXs

This is one of the very well known movie for its dialogues and strong performances, which takes us to a fun filled ride of the story of a couple.

ONE TWO THREE (2008) – IMDB: 5.3

Director: Ashwani Dhir

Stars: Tusshar KapoorSunil ShettyParesh Rawal

Writer: Ashwani Dhir (screenplay)

Watch on YouTube (Paid): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQR8r2cjpnQ

A mindless comedy, but has some scenes which are timeless.

I hope you find a few comedy movies to watch in this list. Please do post in comments if we have missed out a few of your favorites. Also, please do visit list of Best Romantic Movies to enjoy a wonderful evening with your loved one.

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