Robin Williams once said that Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma. In a world where all of us are working hard to achieve our targets and meet our goals, it’s this kind of burden that often weighs us down. Be it a hard day at work, or just a mundane routine, the easiest way to brighten up and save the day is by watching a comedy.
If you’re in the mood for some good old Bollywood comedies, make sure these 15 are on the top of your list:
1. Padosan (1968)
With Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu, Mehmood and Kishore Kumar, Padosan is a result of outstanding performances by every actor who is in this. The plot involves two suitors and a series of eventful plans to woo a pretty girl next door.
2. Bombay To Goa (1972)
A lighthearted comedy, Bombay To Goa starring Amitabh Bachchan, Aruna Irani, Shatrughan Sinha and Mehmood, this movie is known for its catchy tunes. Watch this movie and know how a journey can become so eventful.
3. Chhoti Si Baat (1975)
With Amol Palekar, Ashok Kumar, Asrani and Vidya Sinha, this movie will take you down the nostalgic lanes of 70s Bombay. The plot revolves around a simple man who is attracted to a girl but all is not well because there’s another suitor with a better presentation.
4. Chupke Chupke (1975)
Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Chupke Chupke had some big stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore and Jaya Bhaduri. The story is about a newly married couple who plans to fool their family.
5. Gol Maal (1979)
Another gem by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Gol Maal was a blockbuster and no matter what your age is, you’re going to laugh so much it might make you cry.
6. Chashme Buddoor (1981)
This movie is what happens when people try to separate lovebirds. Starring Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani, this movie redefined romantic comedies in the 80s.
7. Angoor (1982)
With 8.4 rating on iMDb, Angoor is based on Shakespeare’s ‘A comedy of errors’. With Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterjee and Deven Verma in the lead, this movie has been directed by Gulzar and you’ll see more thought put together than money in this.
Source – Indianexpress
8. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
With actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Kaushik and Neena Gupta, you’ll laugh your head off in this one. The story is about two simple photographers who’re trying to make an honest living but are eventually caught in a web of scandals and corruption.
9. Andaz Apna Apna (1984)
Salman Khan and Amir Khan come together in this movie to create a historical comedy. And who can forget Teja and Crime Master Gogo?
Source – Hindustan Times
10. Mr and Mrs Khiladi (1997)
Starring Akshay Kumar, Juhi Chawla, Paresh Rawal and Kader Khan, Mr.And Mrs Khiladi is a gem for some lighthearted comedy. A father tries to ensure that the person who marries his daughter is hard working and able. What he gets is an opposite but he doesn’t give up.
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11. Hera Pheri (2000)
If you’re a 90s person, you probably know that this is one of the funniest movies there has been. How a kidnapping and a phone call makes life eventful for 3 people going through middle-class life crisis will make you laugh yourself silly!
12. Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006)
Caught in a scandal, the Khosla family spins a web to get their real estate back. With actors like Anupam Kher, Vinay Pathak, Boman Irani and Ranvir Shorey, the storyline, the comic timing and the dialogues, this movie is a must-watch!
13. Malamaal Weekly (2006)
What would you do if someone who won a lottery died? Watch these villagers go to any extent to win the money and you won’t stop laughing.
14. Welcome (2007)
A perfect mismatch for the sister of top gangsters, Akshay Kumar plays the role of Rajeev who does his best to get the girl of his dreams.
15. Bheja Fry (2007)
Based on the French movie Le Dîner de Cons, Bharat Bhushan, played by Vinay Pathak is the main star of the movie who is called at a dinner party just to be ridiculed. How he messes things up in a span of minutes is not only remarkable but also funny.
Source – bollywoodpapa