Indian cinema has produced all genres of classic films since its inception. One of the crowning genres of bollywood is comedy films. The comedy movies make people laugh, forgetting all their worries for at least three hours. Some comedy films also contain socially relevant messages. The screenplay of comedy movies are usually light hearted and it seeks to entertain and provide enjoyment to people of all classes. Strangely, some of the biggest tragedies act as best source of comedy situations. There are several day to day situations or usual frustrations in our life that later on act as source of fun and merriment. It is also true that making people laugh is a huge challenge so producing quality comedy movies that can make people laugh is no mean achievement. Let’s talk about some of the all time great comedy movies made in bollywood.
One movie that distinctly comes to my mind is ‘Chalti ka naam gadi’. By all means, this movie was a true classic comedy. Directed by Satyen Bose, movie had wonderful songs and starred three real brothers Ashok Kumar, Anup kumar and Kishore Kumar. Movie was primarily a situational comedy and is still considered as a benchmark in Hindi comedy movies.
Talking about great Hindi comedies, who can forget ‘Golmal’, directed by one of the finest directors Indian movie industry has ever seen, Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Movie is immensely witty and lead stars Utpal Dutt and Amol Palekar simply make it an unforgettable experience. A must watch if you truly want to experience best of Hindi cinema.
‘Padosan’ is an all time great Hindi comedy. This was a movie that had all the elements of typical Hindi cinema; comedy, romance, melodrama and wonderful music. Movie has many hilarious scenes and is strongly recommended for comedy fans.
The last in the list would definitely be ‘Chupke chupke’, another masterpiece by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. It had impressive star cast of Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya, and Om Prakash. A true classic, it has to be seen to truly understand the nuances of subtle comedy. There are many more classics that we will talk about in upcoming posts.