50 Bollywood Comedy Movies of All Time That You’ll Die Laughing

50 Bollywood Comedy Movies of All Time That You’ll Die Laughing

14 Jun 18 @ 3:05 PM | By Ravi

Till the early 40’s and 50’s, comedy was just an element which formed a part of a film but as time passed comedy became a genre in itself. Though the comedy genre came in a bit late in Bollywood but ever since the 60’s a hoard of films has managed to tickle our funny bone which continues to date. Comedy is a serious business which has not just become the best laughter medicine for audiences but also consisted of sub-categories within it like – slapstick, dark, horror, situational and others. So, which Bollywood comedies continue to make you laugh, which are your favourite unforgettable Hindi comedy movies of all time? Vote for your favourite all-time best Hindi comedy movies below and check out their position too.

  • Munna Bhai MBBS (2003)

    Well, what you can say about the bhai with a heart of gold, Munna Bhai played by Sanjay Dutt. Director Raj Kumar Hirani’s directorial debut was spot on. Munna Bhai MBBS was hilarious to the core giving birth to Munna Bhai and Circuit who play to the gallery effortlessly in typical tapori style.

  • Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

    Farhan Akhtar’s directorial debut which dealt with three inseparable childhood friends played by Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna and their different ways of approaching relationships. DCH was so refreshing that it went on to become one of the top Bollywood comedy movies which bring back good old friendship days.

  • Masti (2004)

    Director Indra Kumar returned with a vengeance with Masti starring Aftab Shivdasani, Vivek Oberoi and Riteish Deshmukh who play frustrated husbands out to have an affair but things go kaput. An adult-comedy of sorts which is bound to make you laugh till the very end. The funniest of all the franchises of the Masti series, so far.

  • Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)

    This Satyen Bose black and white comedy set a trend of sorts in Bollywood which got the Ganguly brothers – Ashok Kumar, Anup Kumar and Kishore Kumar together once again to give us a laugh-a-riot. Melodies by SD Burman continue to be popular to date as well as Madhubala’s charming on-screen presence.

  • Pyar Kiye Jaa (1966)

    Who can forget CV Sridhar’s comedy caper Pyar Kiye Jaa which was the surprise hit of that year among tear-jerking family dramas? Pyar Kiye Jaa despite having stalwarts like Kishore Kumar, Shashi Kapoor and Kalpana along with Om Prakash, had Mehmood stealing the show with his antics, especially the scene where he narrates his father Om Prakash a scene from his horror film.

    Pyar Kiye Jaa (1966)
    Pyar Kiye Jaa (1966)
  • Padosan (1968)

    Bhola, a simpleton falls in love with his beautiful neighbour Bindu, a fashionable college girl. What happens next is known by every comedy movie buff. Director Jyoti Swaroop’s command over the narration made this a favourite among comedy movies in Hindi while Pancham’s tunes served as the icing on the cake. Sunil Dutt, Kishore Kumar and Mehmood were unstoppable.

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  • Chupke Chupke (1975)

    Hrishikesh Mukherjee got Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan to share screen space for the first time. Dharmendra’s Dr. Parimal Tripathi and Om Prakash’s ‘jijaji’ act is hard to forget. Even today Chupke Chupke is rated among the best comedy Hindi movies that manages to generate the same amount of laughter that it used to when released.

  • Chhoti Si Baat (1975)

    This comedy yet again got the successful combination of Basu Chatterjee, Amol Palekar and Vidya Sinha on screen after Rajnigandha in 1974. Chhoti Si Baat was made to order for many young men who found it hard to woo their woman of dreams. The scenes between Amol Palekar and Asrani were just brilliant.

  • Golmaal (1979)

    A milestone in Bollywood comedies, Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Golmaal is considered an all-time classic ever which continues to have remakes of it to date. Amol Palekar and Utpal Dutt were at their best giving memorable performances with RD Burman’s songs going on to become all-time classics. Bollywood comedies don’t get better than this.

  • Chashme Buddoor (1981)

    Chashme Buddoor was a typical Sai Paranjpe film which offered a different brand of humor. A story set in Delhi with three-friends trying to impress the same girl. The film’s tongue in cheek dialogues became the highlight of the film with Farooque Shaikh and Deepti Naval leading from the front.

  • Angoor (1982)

    Gulzar remade Do Dooni Char into Angoor and the result was homour at its best. Based on Shakespeare’s comedy or errors, it was Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Verma all the way complimenting each other with impeccable timing. In case you belong to the new generation, check out this yesteryear comedy classic and you won’t be disappointed. 

  • Katha (1983)

    Director Sai Paranjpe’s take on the ‘chawl’ style of Mumbai’s living with a lot of humour. Based on the ‘hare and the tortoise’ story, Katha was a simple tale of two-friends who fall in love with the same ‘chawl’ girl. Naseeruddin Shah and Farooque played their roles to perfection and the minute props and characters were so real. Watch it if you haven’t yet.

  • Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

    Kundan Shah’s political satire which narrated the dark side corruption of builders in Mumbai in a humourous manner. Each scene was enacted to perfection by Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur and Satish Shah. Later, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro went on to become one of the best Bollywood classic comedies on the video circuit and TV channels.

  • Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

    Talk about best Hindi comedy movies of the 90’s and director Rajkumar Santoshi’s Andaz Apna Apna tops the list. He did the impossible by getting two superstars Aamir Khan and Salman Khan sharing screen space for the first time and the result was Andaz Apna Apna. Andaz Apna Apna was an over the top madcap comedy that kept everybody in splits till the last scene. Paresh Rawal’s double act added sheen to the narration.

  • Coolie No.1 (1995)

    Coolie No.1 set up the collaboration of Govinda and David Dhawan which resulted in many hits in the years to follow. The film was about a porter (Govinda) who disguises himself to fall in love with a rich man’s daughter (Karisma Kapoor). The dance sequences of the lead and Govinda’s comic timing along with Kader Khan brought the roof down. 

  • Saajan Chale Sasural (1996)

    Govinda as a village-based singer trying to handle two wives was just too funny. It was yet again David Dhawan directing Govinda along with Karisma Kapoor, Tabu, Satish Kaushik and Kader Khan. Watch it for Govinda’s antics and comic timing which is spotless.

  • Hero No.1 (1997)

    David Dhawan was back with yet another comedy caper with his favourite Govinda who was accompanied by Karisma Kapoor, Kader Khan and Paresh Rawal. Though the film was a smart remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1972 classic Bawarchi, it enthralled the audiences to bits making it one of Govinda’s biggest comedy successes.

  • Judwaa (1997)

    Salman Khan’s twin brother act in Judwaa made it one of the biggest hits of 1997. David Dhawan’s direction was spot on with Anu Malik’s songs becoming chartbusters then. No wonder it prompted David to remake it 20-year’s later with his son Varun Dhawan with the same title.

  • Chachi 420 (1997)

    Actor-director Kamal Haasan’s desi-version of the Robin William starrer Mrs. Doubtfire. Chachi 420 was a laugh-riot with Gulzar’s funny one-liners and Kamal’s antics as ‘chikni chupdi chachi’ on-screen. The team of seasoned actors like Paresh Rawal, Tabu, Om Puri, Johny Walker and Amrish Puri, made it a memorable fare.

  • Dulhe Raja (1998)

    The combination of Govinda and Kader Khan was back yet again in this Harmesh Malhotra directorial. Though Raveena Tandon was there for dances and songs, the scenes between dhaabewala Govinda and hotel owner Kader Khan brought the roof down. Dulhe Raja was a slow starter at the box-office but went on to become the sleeper hit of that year.

  • Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999)

    Director David Dhawan got Sanjay Dutt and Govinda play brothers in this remake of the 1966 hit, Pyar Kiye Jaa. For company there were Karisma Kapoor and Pooja Batra but it was a Govinda film altogether.  Click here to watch the full movie.

    Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999)
    Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999)
  • Hera Pheri (2000)

    A remake of the 1989 Malayalam hit, Ramoji Rao Speaking, Hera Pheri had a unique brand of humour to it, which saw Sunil Shetty complimenting Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal in scene after scene. A typical Priyadarshan comedy film which set the tone for other comedies to follow that year but this one took the cake.

  • Jodi No.1 (2001)

    If you are a big fan of madcap Bollywood comedies then the trio of David Dhawan, Sanjay Dutt and Govinda is the best what a doctor could order. Jodi No.1 was intentionally funny and amusing which had some brilliant comedy sequences between the two small-time conmen played by Sanjay Dutt and Govinda.

  • Hungama (2003)

    Director Priyadarshan was at it again by giving us Hungama which starred Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani, Rimi Sen and Paresh Rawal. Though not in the class of his earlier comedies but Hungama did create a lot of hungama for itself at the box-office as some scenes stood out which had the typical Priyadarshan stamp written on it.

  • Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)

    Two childhood friends out to woo the same girl. Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar set the screen on fire in this laugh-a-minute David Dhawan comedy. The antics and comedy timing of both the stars is what makes it an unforgettable treat. Mujhse Shaadi Karogi serves as a stressbuster with ravishing Priyanka Chopra and Amrish Puri for company.

  • Garam Masala (2005)

    The combination of Priyadarshan and Akshay Kumar yet again proved what a formidable pair they are when it comes to comedy. A remake of the Jerry Lewis classic Boeing Boeing, Garam Masala is about two good-for-nothing friends who try to woo three different pretty air-hostesses in a flat. Akshay outdoes his previous roles and makes it his show all the way. 

  • No Entry (2005)

    Writer-director Anees Bazmee calls all the right shots in this madcap comedy caper where Casanova Salman Khan persuades his friends Anil Kapoor and Fardeen Khan to stop being henpecked husbands and have an affair with a hooker, Bipasha Basu. No Entry had all the makings of a fun run. Click here to watch the movie.

    No Entry (2005)
    No Entry (2005)
  • Kyaa Kool Hain Hum (2005)

    If Masti set the trend for adult comedies then Kyaa Kool Hain Hum took this genre to the next level. Two friends Rahul (Tusshar Kapoor) and Karan (Riteish Deshmukh) who are fashion designers meet their respective lady loves among utmost confusion with a lot of double-meaning punchlines and props. K2H2 is advisable to watch without your parents. Click here to watch the movie.

    Kyaa Kool Hain Hum (2005)
    Kyaa Kool Hain Hum (2005)
  • Bhagam Bhag (2006)

    Bhagam Bhag was about a drama troupe who are called to London to perform on stage but fall in trouble when the troupe is framed for murder. Director Priyadarshan takes us on a fun run with Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Paresh Rawal and Lara Dutta by setting up a typical Priyadarshan climax. The film may not have done wonders at the box-office but easily makes it to the list of best Bollywood comedies of all time.

    Bhagam Bhag (2006)
    Bhagam Bhag (2006)
  • Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)

    Reliving Mahatma Gandhi through a film can be done only by our Bollywood people. Director Rajkumar Hirani was back again with Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi in the sequel to his earlier hit Munna Bhai MBBS. This made for a hilarious comedy which also went on to show that despite bloodshed and corruption Gandhi’s teachings are still relevant.

    Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
    Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
  • Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006)

    The first franchise hit of the Golmaal series. Though it had nothing to do with the earlier classic but this multi- starrer comedy got director Rohit Shetty into the big league. Starring Ajay Devgn, Rimi Sen, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor and Sharman Joshi, Golmaal was indeed fun unlimited with pun unlimited.

  • Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006)

    Debutant director Dibakar Banerjee’s take on Delhi’s land grabbing mafia was funny as well as an eye-opener which brought forth the harsh reality of how people get duped into buying plots. Anupam Kher as Khosla and Boman Irani as Khurana were born to play their roles. Pravin Dabas, Tara Sharma, Ranvir Shorey and Vinay Pathak added spark to the proceedings.

  • Heyy Babyy (2007)

    Comedian turned director Sajid Khan’s slapstick comedy Heyy Babyy was a story of three Casanovas who play babysitter to an infant in Australia. Akshay Kumar, Fardeen Khan and Riteish Deshmukh make merry of the scenes while Vidya Balan provides the much needed female support. Heyy Babyy didn’t just have many funny moments but also some very good music.

  • Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)

    An official remake of the 1993 Malayalam hit film, Manichitrathazhu, starring Mohanlal and Shobana, this horror comedy from Priyadarshan hit the bulls-eye at the box office. Bhool Bhulaiyaa was mysteriously funny with Akshay Kumar calling all the shots while Vidya Balan is possessed by a ghost who refuses to leave her body. If you enjoy horror-comedies then this one is for you.

  • Welcome (2007)

    Director Anees Bazmee was in his element with this mafia-comedy where Akshay Kumar falls in love with a beautiful woman (Katrina Kaif) but later discovers that her brothers are gangsters. Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal and Mallika Sherawat bring the movie alive with their one-liners and performances.

  • Dhamaal (2007)

    Director Indra Kumar effortlessly pulls off this fun-on-the-run madcap comedy which features Sanjay Dutt, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Jaaved Jaaffery and Ashish Choudhry. A rip-off of the Hollywood flick, It’s a Mad Mad Mad World, Dhamaal is a total Dhamaal which have unlimited ROFL moments.

  • One Two Three (2008)

    What happens when three strangers with the same name, Laxminarayan, land up at the same hotel? Confusion and chaos are bound to happen as mistaken identities take center-stage. Director Ashwani Dhir graduates from the small screen to the big screen with this comedy starring Tusshar Kapoor, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal and Esha Deol.

  • Golmaal Returns (2008)

    The second installment of the Golmaal series, this sequel gets the much married man, Ajay Devgn into a mess where he is suspected for adultery and murder. Director Rohit Shetty yet again weaves his magical comedy wand to give the viewers a laugh-a-riot. Golmaal Returns starred Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor and Shreyas Talpade.

    Golmaal Returns (2008)
    Golmaal Returns (2008)
  • All The Best (2009)

    The combination of Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn was back with yet another spoof. Shot majorly in a house, All The Best was funny to the core with Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan and Bipasha Basu adding to the confusion. Watch it for Sajid-Farhad’s flawless writing as Bollywood comedies don’t come cleaner than this.

  • 3 Idiots (2009)

    Director Rajkumar Hirani adopted Chetan Bhagat’s novel with the same title which resulted in one of Bollywood’s all-time classic comedies, 3 Idiots. Starring Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor and Boman Irani, 3 Idiots not only made the audiences burst out in laughter but also tears. Some of the scenes stand out that make it a must watch for every movie lover.

    3 Idiots (2009)
    3 Idiots (2009)
  • Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? (2010)

    An unwanted guest turns the life of a married couple by overstaying in their house. What happens next is a series of rib-tickling situations which keeps one glued to the screen. Directed by Ashwani Dhir and starring Ajay Devgn, Konkona Sen Sharma, Paresh Rawal and Satish Kaushik, ATKJ is made to order. Watch the trailer below.

  • Housefull (2010)

    Sajid Khan’s Housefull tells the tale of a man who is jinxed and is labeled as a loser when he meets the girl of his dreams only to get caught in a web of lies. Housefull was full of comical situations aligned with a comedy of errors. Starring Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Arjun Rampal, Deepika Padukone and Lara Dutta, Housefull makes for good clean Sajid Khan brand of humour.

  • Golmaal 3 (2010)

    Golmaal 3 is probably the best of the three earlier installments with Kunal Khemu, Mithun Chakraborty and Ratna Pathak Shah adding to the already huge star cast. A remake of Basu Chatterjee’s Khatta Meetha, G3 was a rollercoaster ride with brilliantly executed comic sequences and gags to go with the narration. Rohit Shetty once again proves his versatility as a director with G3.

  • Delhi Belly (2011)

    It was Akshat Verma’s writing which spelled success for this adult comedy which was also a sort of relaunch for nephew Imran Khan by Aamir Khan. Delhi Belly had some bold lines which narrated the story of three struggling room-mates who unknowingly encounter a gangster looking for his diamonds. Director Abhinay Deo looks in full control with his characters played by Imran Khan, Vir Das, Kunaal Roy Kapur and Shenaz Treasury. Click here to watch the full movie.

    Delhi Belly (2011)
    Delhi Belly (2011)
  • Housefull 2 (2012)

    The second installment of Sajid Khan’s Housefull had four men helping each other out to fool their going-to-be fathers-in-law to win over their respective girls. Akshay Kumar, Asin, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Riteish Deshmukh, Shreyas Talpade and Zarine Khan add to the confusion. Click here to watch the full movie.

    Housefull 2 (2012)
    Housefull 2 (2012)
  • Bol Bachchan (2012)

    Director Rohit Shetty remade Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s evergreen comedy Golmaal by giving Bol Bachchan an urban touch with Ajay Devgn getting into Utpal Dutt’s shoes and Abhishek Bachchan getting into Amol Palekar’s. The result was hilarious as the audiences didn’t mind watching old wine in new bottle with loads of laughter. Click here to watch the full movie.

    Bol Bachchan (2012)
    Bol Bachchan (2012)
  • Vicky Donor (2012)

    Shoojit Sircar’s coming of age cinema, Vicky Donor tackled a bold subject in an amusing manner where the main protagonist makes a living by donating his sperm at an infertility clinic. Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam, Annu Kapoor and Dolly Ahluwalia, this comedy is a must watch for all age groups.

  • Fukrey (2013)

    Mrighdeep Singh Lamba’s Fukrey easily qualifies in the list of new Hindi comedy movies to watch online. Fukrey is a term well acquainted with people who do nothing but adopt short cuts to earn quick money. Fukrey was amazingly funny which turned out to become the surprise hit of that year. Laali and Choocha are bound to leave you in splits.

  • It's Entertainment (2014)

    Director debut of brother duo Sajid-Farhad which starred Akshay Kumar, Tamannaah Bhatia, Johnny Lever, Sonu Sood and Prakash Raj. This comedy is certain with dog lovers which make for clean humour that can be watched with the whole family.

  • Golmaal Again (2017)

    The fourth installment of Golmaal falls into the bracket of latest Hindi comedy movies which had the same Golmaal gang back in action. This time they encounter with some spiritual bodies while the mystery behind it gets unfolded. Rohit Shetty yet again proved that he is the king of comedy and blockbusters. Click Here to watch the full movie online.

    Golmaal Again (2017)
    Golmaal Again (2017)