Hindi Comedy Movies – 20 to 1
20. Chachi 420
Director: Kamal Hassan
Cast: Kamal Hassan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Tabu, Om Puri, Amrish Puri
Plot: A single father decides to take care of his daughter by becoming a female caretaker of his ex-wife’s household.
Why is it Funny : Chachi 420 heavily draws from the classic Hollywood comedy film Mrs. Doubtfire. It was only Kamal Hassan who can pull off the eccentric performance of Robin Williams in this genius remake.
Chachi 420 is a cult classic comedy film and it surely deserves a high spot in this list of best Bollywood comedy movies.
Funniest Scene: When Hari Falls for Lakshmi
Funniest Character: Lakshmi Godbole
Director: Jyoti Sarup
Cast: Kishore Kumar, Saira Banu, Sunil Dutt, Mehmood, Om parkash
Plot: A Young man falls for girl next door. His friend Vidyapati takes it upon himself to set Bhola with the love of his life.
Why is it Funny : If a movie is able to entertain audience even after 50 years then you can understand how great and beautiful that film is.
Sunil dutt starrer Padosan has entertained generations and still it is one of the finest comedy movies that india has ever produced.
Funniest Scene: The song competition between Vidyapathi Master ji
Funniest Character: Master Pillai
18. Jab We Met
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Saumya Tondon, Dara Singh
Plot: A rich business tycoon who fails in love decides to commit suicide. However his decision changes when he meets a bubbly girl named Geet.
Why is it Funny : Imtiaz Ali looked a promising director a decade back but now he has used up the coming of age comedy formula way too much. Still Jab we met is his finest film and surely is placed among the funniest Bollywood movies.
Kareena Kapoor is the show stealer of the film.
Funniest Scene: Geet’s advices on normal life situations. Plus the Hotel Scene.
Funniest Character: Geet DHillon
17. Tanu Weds Manu, Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Director: Anand L Rai
Cast: Kangana Ranaut, R Madhavan, Jimmy Shergil, Deepak Dobriyal
Plot: An NRI doctor wishes to marry a beautiful girl named Tanu but fails to win her heart.
Why is it Funny : It is the sequel that made me to place this film in the list of best hindi comedy movies and that too in Top 20. Anand L Rai brilliantly directed the sequel that perfectly suited the original film.
It is acting of Kangana Ranaut as Haryanvi Jatni Kusum Sangwan that makes the film worth watching.
Funniest Scene: When Raja finds out that he is cheated again.
Funniest Character: Kusum Sangwan, Raja Awasthi and Pappi bhaisahab
16. Dhamaal, Double Dhamaal
Director: Indra Kumar
Cast: Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey, Ashish Chaudhary, Ritesh Deshmukh, Sanjay Dutt
Plot: Four friends witness the death of a rich man who before dying tells them about a hidden treasure in Goa. The four then race for Goa to grab all the money.
Why is it Funny : Dhamaal is a perfect situational comedy that is made better by the actors. The film was produced in the era where ensemble comedies were common.
The film is inspired from 1963 film It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World which is also a good comedy movie.
Funniest Scene: The now famous Airplane scene. Asrani rocked.
Funniest Character: Manav Shrivastav (In fact whole Gang is funny).
15. Pyaar Ka Punchnama 1 and 2
Director: Luv ranjan
Cast: Karthik Aryan, Nusrat Bharucha, Sonali Seygal, Divyendu Sharma
Plot: Both films show how girls manipulate their boyfriends and keep them away from friends and family.
Why is it Funny : Some people might get offended with this film but to be honest the title of the film itself clears what the movie is about. The film surely shows girls in bad shadow but overall it is a fun watch.
Funniest Scene: Rajjo’s 3 minute monologue
Funniest Character: Liquid and Rajjo
Cast: Sanjeev Kumar, Deven Verman, Moushumi Chaterjee, Deepti Naval, Aruna Irani
Plot: Ashok and Bahadur visit a new city where everyone knows their name. They are shocked to see this but are unaware of the fact that everyone is mistaking them for their twin brothers. The pair of twin brothers are unaware of this fact and thus a series of comical event starts.
Why is it Funny : Angoor is based on the famous play The Comedy of Errors penned by great Shakespeare. The film might not make you burst into laughter but it will surely lighten up your mood and make you feel good.
Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Verma’s acting makes it one of the best hindi comedy movies.
Funniest Scene: When Ashok and Bahadur spends a Night at Ashok and Bahadur’s house.
Funniest Character: Ashok and Bahadur (Both Pairs)
13. Chhoti Si Baat
Director: Basu Chatterjee
Cast: Amol Palekar, Ashok Kumar, Asrani, Vidya Sinha
Plot: A Young man tries to impress his crush but fails miserably. He turns to Colonel Julius Nagendranath Wilfred singh for help and learns valuable life lessons.
Why is it Funny : Bollywood is known for its romantic comedies but to be honest there are very few movies that do justice to both genres. Choti si Baat is one among them.
Amol Palekar perfectly plays the role of a nervous lover who wants to impress his crush. Ashok Kumar’s sheer presence on the screen makes It worth watching.
Funniest Scene: When Arun tires to woo Prabha with a Motorbike
Funniest Character: Arun Pardeep
12. Vicky Donor
Director: Shoojit Sircar
Cast: Ayushmann Khurana, Yami gautam, Annu Kapoor
Plot: Dr. Chadda finds out that Vicky is a healthy sperm donor who can help thousands of couples through his gift.
Why is it Funny : Vicky Donor came as a breath of fresh air into the era of forced comedies. The concept of the film was unique and it struck right chords with the audience.
Not only the film was a success at box office but it was also able to bag the National Award for Best film.
Funniest Scene: When Vicky becomes a donor he never wanted to be
Funniest Character: Dr. Baldev Chaddha and Biji
11. Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (and Other Movies in Series)
Director: Rohit Shetty
Cast: Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Tushar Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Sharman Joshi
Plot: Four mischievous friends find shelter in the house of a blind couple who is waiting for the return of their NRI Grandson, Sameer.
Why is it Funny : It was Golmal that made Rohit shetty a household name. His style of comedy was fresh at the time and was loved by audience. Even though he has over used the same style of comedy in his movies yet we have to admit that Golmal is worth adding in to the best hindi comedy movies.
It branched out into several sequels yet none was as funny as the original film.
Funniest Scene: When the Gang meets Pandurang, Also when the Gang ditches Vasooli
Funniest Character: Tushar Kapoor’s Lucky Gill, Mukesh Tiwari Vasooli and Sanjay Mishra Babli bhai the don
Director: Anurag Basu
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Illeana D Cruz, Saurabh Shukla
Plot: A Deaf and mute man falls in love with a beautiful girl who ditch him Years later the man finds true love in an autistic girl.
Why is it Funny : Many might say Barfi as a rip off of old Charlie Chaplin movies (and Mr Bean Sketches). But then again mimicking someone is a talent too.
Ranbir Kapoor shines As Barfi, a mute and deaf man while Priyanka chopra shows why she is one of the best actress of Hindi cinema in this light hearted comedy film.
Funniest Scene: The cat and Mouse chase scene between Barfi and Inspector Sudhanshu
Funniest Character: Barfi
9. Chupke Chupke (1975)
Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast: Amitabh bachchan, Dharmaendra, Sharmila Tagore, Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, Asrani, Keshto Mukherjee, Om Prakash
Plot: A Botanist decides to prank his wife’s brother in law after hiding his real identity and working as a driver at his house.
Why is it Funny : You will really miss old family comedy movies after you watch this film. Hrishikesh Mukherjee taught that how innocent comedy can be. It does not need vulgarity and double meaning jokes to make people laugh.
Chupke Chupke is thorough fun ride that you would not regret taking.
Funniest Scene: When Kumar tries to explain his feeelings for Vasudha to Parimal and Prashant
Funniest Character: Om Prakash’s Raghav and Amitabh bachchan’s Kumar/Parimal mix up
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Cast: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani, Sanjay Dutt
Plot: An alien loses his device on earth. He wanders in India to find his device but ends creating more troubles for himself.
Why is it Funny : Many of our readers said that PK deserves top spot or at least deserves to be in Top 3. Yes PK is a great entertaining concept but you can see many similarities between PK and OMG Oh My god.
Aamir Khan’s acting as a Bhojpuri alien is show stealer.
Funniest Scene: When PK learns Bhojpuri
Funniest Character: PK rocks
7. OMG – Oh My God!
Director: Umesh Shukla
Cast: Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, Om Puri
Plot: An atheist sues God for damaging his antique shop from an earthquake.
Why is it Funny : Indian cinema is run by superstars. It is hard to imagine a film earning even 50 crores without a superstar in it. OMG Oh My God is one of those rare films that showed that a good film can make money at box office without a superstar factor.
The unique storyline is shown on the screen in a better way. You will love Paresh rawal’s comic timing. Yes there is Akshay Kumar but it is the other characters who stole the show.
Funniest Scene: The court scene where Kanji uncover every Baba.
Funniest Character: Mithun Da’s Leeladhar Maharaj (due to his mannerism)
6. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani, Sunil Dutt, Vidya Balan
Plot: A gangster decides to become a doctor to fulfil his father’s dream. However, it enrages the staff of the college he is enrolled to.
Munna tirelessly read about Mahatma Gandhi to impress his crush, a radio Jockey. This result in him hallucinating Gandhi ji in real life.
Why is it Funny : Rajkumar Hirani is the MVP of hindi comedy movies. He has directed only 5 films and all of them are listed in this list of funniest Bollywood movies.
Munna Bhai resurrected Sanjay Dutt’s dying career and it became his most iconic role. This fun family film is not only a laughter riot but also teaches valuable lessons.
The sequel was even better than the original.
Funniest Scene: Dr. Asthana Laughter riot in first movie and Circuit’s acceptance of Gandhiji in second movie
Funniest Character: Sarkeshwar aka Circuit
5. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro
Director: Kundan Shah
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Satish Shah, Ravi Baswani
Plot: While working for a newspaper, two photographers tries to uncover the corruption of a builder and few officials.
Why is it Funny : Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is probably the most underrated hindi comedy movie in this list. The film deserves a wide recognition yet many Hindi cinema lovers have not seen this gem of a film.
Kundan Shah’s satire on corruption is beautifully shown in the movie. Om Puri’s acting as Ahuja is brilliant. While the mahabharat scene is one of the funniest scene of Indian cinema.
Funniest Scene: The now cult famous Mahabharat Scene
Funniest Character: Om Puri’s Ahuja all the way
4. Gol Maal
Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast: Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutt, Deven Verma
Plot: To save his job Ram Prasad lies about a twin brother (Laxman Prasad Sharma) to his Boss Bhawani Shankar.
Why is it Funny : All the situational comedies that you see today are directly or indirectly inspired from Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s cult classic film Gol Maal.
Many indian comedy films tried to duplicate the scenes of Gol maal but failed. It was not only the brilliant direction of Hrishikesh but also the chemistry of Utpal Dutt and Amol palekar that made the film a cult classic.
Funniest Scene: When Bhawani Shankar thinks that he found the truth about Laxman Prasad Sharma.
Funniest Character: Bhawani Shankar and Ramparsad Sharma
3. Andaz Apna Apna
Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Cast: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Paresh Rawal, Karishma Kapoor, Raveena Tondon
Plot: Two Daydreamers, Amar and Prem, plans to get rich by marrying the only daughter of Rich Indian tycoon.
Why is it Funny : If Aamir Khan and Salman Khan are paired in a film today then the film is guaranteed to earn atleast Rs 150 Crore. It is hard to believe that there one and only film together hardly minted 8 crore at box office.
Andaz Apna Apna failed miserably at box office but it was able to gain a fan following that is wet dream of every film director.
In fact it is one of those rare films that you can watch again and again, and still you will thoroughly enjoy it. It is the best Feel Good film in the history of Indian cinema.
Funniest Scene: When Teja tells his goon about ‘Where is Mark?’
Funniest Character: Crime Master Gogo and Amar Manohar
2. Hera Pheri (Phir Hera Pheri)
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Tabu, Asrani, Om Puri
Plot: Three men decides to take benefit of a wrong call and make a huge money from it.
Why is it Funny : Personally I would have rated Hera Pheri as the funniest comedy film of India but the voters of our site voted another gem as the funniest film.
Priyadarshan crafted Hera Pheri so beautifully that you will enjoy each and every character of the film. The movie was released in last century and this film paved way for modern comedies. It established careers of Akshay kumar as comic actor. Even though it spawned a sequel but it was no match to Original.
Funniest Scene: When Babu Bhaiya mistakenly grabs a rifle and Keep on asking whose rifle is this.
Funniest Character: Baburao Ganpatrao Apte aka Babu bhaiya
1. 3 Idiots
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Cast: Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Kareena Kapoor, Omi vaidya
Plot: Two friends goes on a mission to find their long lost college friend Rancho who changed their life.
Why is it Funny : We rated 3 Idiots as the best hindi comedy movies because of two reasons.
First it is truly funny.
Secondly, it is educational.
Chetan Bhagat’s Five Point Someone novel was given a better version by the duo of Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani. Not only they satire on the modern education system of India but also shows how much Indian parents put pressure on their kids.
Funniest Scene: Speech of Chatur
Funniest Character: Chatur Ramalingam
Most featured Actors – Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Boman Irani, Amol palekar, Utpal Dutt, Amitabh bachchan, Dharamendra, Kader Khan, Govinda
Most Featured Directors – Rajkumar Hirani, Priyadarshan, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, David Dhawan
So this is our list of best indian comedy films. Did we missed any good bollywood comedy movie – let Us Know. Which is your favorite comedy movie that you can watch again and again at movie theater?