23 (All Time) Best Comedy Films of Bollywood To Tickle Your Funny Bone

23 (All Time) Best Comedy Films of Bollywood To Tickle Your Funny Bone

In terms of popularity, best comedy films of Bollywood have always been put alongside romantic, family films in India. Among all the film genres, comedy is the one which has always appealed to the Bollywood filmmakers as comedy films appeal to the masses in India.

Good Hindi comedy movies have become a part of everyone’s lifestyle as they serve a dose of laughter and some LOL moments to ease up and relieve the stress out of the daily hectic lives.

Nowadays, the standard of comedy films in India are mostly escapist which are filled with occasional funny scenes topped with double meaning jokes but there are some real gems of comedy films which have impeccable storyline and are highly enjoyable with family.


Here we have created a list of Bollywood’s best comedy films from Chupke Chupke, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Andaz Apna Apna,Padosan to Dhamaal, These classic comedies of Indian cinema have been tickling the funny bone of Bollywood fans for decades now. So let’s take a look:

List of 23 Best Comedy Films of Bollywood

1- Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)

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Director: Satyen Bose

Star Cast: Kishore Kumar, Madhubala, Ashok Kumar, Anoop Kumar

Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi may be considered as the first hindi movie in the comedy genre. This movie is a hilarious classic example of comedy of errors. The film stars real life brother trio: Kishore Kumar, Anoop Kumar and Ashok Kumar who live by the rule of no-women in the house till the entry of eternal beauty of Madhubala. What happens next is the series of fun that never stops.

2- Padosan (1968)

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Director: Jyoti Swaroop

Star Cast: Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu, Mehmood

Padosan film is among the best comedy films of all time and a must-watch for Sunil Datt’s magical performance as a comedian. The film also starred most famous comedians of its time: Kishore Kumar, Mehmood, Mukri, Raj Kishore and Keshto Mukherjee.

The song “Ek Chaturr Naar” of Mehmood and Sunil Datt is a hit till date.

3- Chupke Chupke (1975)

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Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Star Cast: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan

If you are a true fan of comedy genre movies then Chupke Chupke is a must-watch for you. Directed by the king of situational comedy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Chupke Chupke is remembered for its amazing comedy chemistry between iconic stars Dahrmendra and Amitabh Bachchan.

4- Choti Si Baat (1976)

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Director: Basu Chatterjee

Star Cast: Amol Palekar, Vidya Sinha, Ashok Kumar, Asrani

Choti Si Baat is a simple love story between Arun (Amol Palekar) and Prabha (Vidya Sinha) which is perfected by hilarious scenes. Don’t forget to pen down Ashok Kumar’s love tips to attract a girl.

5- Gol Maal (1979)

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Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Star Cast: Amol Palekar, Utpall Dutt, Bindiya Goswami, Deven Verma, Shubha Khote, Buaji Kalindi, Manju Singh, Ratna Sharma, Dina Pathak

Gol Maal is one of the best comedy films of Bollywood. The film is loaded with lots of fun, confusion, errors and corrections in a hilarious manner. The tuning between Amol Palekar and Utpall Dutt is worth watching in this film.

6- Namak Halaal (1982)

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Director: Prakash Mehra

Star Cast: Waheeda Rehman, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan

Namak Halaal is also among the list of best comedy films of Bollywood for its dialogues like “I can talk English, walk English and laugh English” and bringing the endless laughter from a scene between Amitabh Bachchan and a fly. 

7- Angoor (1982)

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Director: Gulzar

Star Cast: Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterjee, Deven Verma

Angoor is a superhit comedy film which must be watched for Sanjeev Kumar’s great performance as a comedian. The film is based on Shakespeare’s play “A Comedy of Errors”,  having two pairs of identical twins and yes, you won’t stop laughing by watching the craziness of Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Verma.

8- Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

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Director: Kundan Shah

Star Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Kaushik, Neena Gupt

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is a cult classic comedy film of Indian cinema which satires on the nexus between Indian politicians and mafia gangsters. All the characters especially Naseerudding Shah and Ravi Baswani are insanely hilarious. A must watch for 100% comedy!

9- Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

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Director: Rajkumar Santoshi

Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor, Paresh Rawal

Considered another cult classic of Indian cinema, Andaz Apna Apna is a quirky comedy. The story revolves around Amar (Amir Khan) and Prem (Salman Khan) who use many hilarious ways to win the heart of a millionaire girl (Raveena Tandon).

10- Raja Babu (1994)

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Director: David Dhawan

Star Cast: Govinda, Karisma Kapoor

Raja Babu is considered among best comedy films of Bollywood. Watch it for Govinda’s iconic comedy which works for the masses like magic.

11- Chachi 420 (1997) 

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Director: Kamal Haasan

Star Cast: Kamal Hassan, Tabu, Amrish Puri, Paresh Rawal

Chachi 420 is a comedy drama film which has received critics and audience acclaim alike. It’s worth watching for Kamal Hassan’s lovable performance.

12- Hera Pheri (2000)

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Director: Priyadarshan

Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty, Tabu, Om Puri, Gulshan Grover, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Mukesh Khanna

Hera Pheri brought the fresh air in the comedy genre during the 2000s. It’s a hilarious film with rib-tickling comedy performances by Shyam (Sunil Shetty), Raju (Akshay Kumar) and lovable Babu Rao (Paresh Rawal).

13- Munna Bhai movies (2003-2006)

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Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Star Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani, Sunil Dutt, Gracy Singh

How can one forget Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. movies when talking about the best comedy films of Bollywood. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) is about a local don who purses medical college to fulfill is parents’ dream of becoming a doctor while the next series Lagey Raho Munna Bhai (2006) is about the message of non-violence and Gandhigiri in funny way. 

14- Garam Masala (2005)

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Director: Priyadarshan

Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Paresh Rawal

Garam Masala is a situation comedy film that is a rib tickling tale of two photographer friends Shyam (Akshay Kumar) and Makarand (John Abraham) who like to flirt with women one after another.

15- Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006)

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Director: Dibakar Banerjee

Star Cast: Anupam Kher, Ranveer Shorey, Boman Irarni, Tara Sharma

Another name among the best comedy films of Bollywood which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Watch it for natural acting by Anupam Kher as a comedian and a brilliant performance by Ranveer Shorey as Cherry.

16- Malamaal Weekly (2006)

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Director: Priyadarshan 

Star Cast: Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Riteish Deshmukh, Reema Sen

Malamaal Weekly is a highly enjoyable comedy film starring masters of the comedy genre in Bollywood: Paresh Rawal, Om Puri and Asrani.

17- Chup Chup Ke (2006)

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Directors: Priyadarshan, Kookie Gulati 

Star Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Om Puri, Paresh Rawal

This is another good comedy by Pradarshan which is also said to be one of the most successful films of Shahid-Kareen duo. Watch it for flawless comedy performances by Om Puri and Paresh Rawal.

18- GolMaal Series (2006, 2008, 2010, 2017)

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Director: Rohit Shetty

Star Cast: Ajay Devgn, Tusshar Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Sharman Joshi

Golmaal is a must-see comedy movie series for loads of laughter and unlimited entertainment. Gopal (Ajay Devgn), Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor), Mahadev (Arshad Warsi) and Laxman (Sharman Joshi) all are a true delight for the fans of comedy film

19- Dhamaal (2007)

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Director: Indra Kumar

Star Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Ritesh Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Aashish Chaudhary and Javed Jaffrey

Dhamaal is another strong contender in the list of Bollywood’s classic comedy films. Heavily inspired from the Hollywood film “Rat Race”, Dhamaal will keep you giving ROFL moments consistently. Remember a scene where Sanjay Dutt is trying to pacify a child and offers him money to keep silent but the child cutely asks for “poore 10 crore”.

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20- 3 Idiots (2009)

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Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Star Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Ritesh Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Aashish Chaudhary and Javed Jaffrey

All ish well with this film: a great storyline, loads of laughter, funny faces, humour and fun along with a strong message to pursue your real interests for a great career.

21- Delhi Belly (2011)

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Directors: Abhinay Deo, Akshat Verma

Star Cast: Imran Khan, Vir Das, Kunaal Roy Kapur

Delhi Belly is one of the finest black comedies produced in Hindi cinema. It’s a story of three roommates who are pushing their lives with daily struggle and suddenly get entangled with a gangster. Rest of the story has loads of wit and action. Please note that this film was given A certificate and it’s not suitable for family viewing. 

22- Fukrey (2013, 2017)

Director: Mrigdeep Singh Lamba

Star Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Ali Fazal, Manjot Singh, Pankaj Tripathi, Richa Chadda, Vishakha Singh

Fukrey is an all time favourite comedy movie where you can enjoy the remarkable performances by four friends- Hunny, Choocha, Lali and Zafar– who want to make easy money but it’s actually not easy.

23- PK (2014)

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Director: Raj Kumar Hirani

Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla, Sanjay Dutt

Our list of best comedy films of Bollywood won’t be complete without this hilarious comedy full of laughters. PK deals with the ‘business’ of religion in a humorous way. PK became the first Indian film to gross more than Rs.7 billion worldwide.

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This ends our list of Bollywood’s best comedy movies of all time. We hope you enjoyed reading our work and don’t forget to share it with your loved ones who like watching hindi comedy films.

Pankaj Sharma

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