Numbers here are in any random order and does not suggest a level of greatness in the movie.I hope this will entice you to watch some. Please leave a comment if you think differently and have something in mind which you want me to notice. Your comments are most welcome! Here I am back with top 20 Old Hindi comedy Movies made in Indian Cinema. The list of movies are given below:-
2. Golmaal (1979)
This movie is directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and N.C Sippy with music by Rahul Dev Burman. It is released in 1979. It is one of the best Hindi Comedy movies starring Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutt, Bindiya Goswami, David. Amol Palekar as Ramprasad Dashrathprasad Sharma is looking for a better paying job. He and his sister have no relatives except Dr.Kedar. Ramprasad has a mustache. He takes care of other problems by wearing kurta. He is a hardworking guy. This movie becoming a Mega Hit reached the top spot in 1979 in terms of box office collections. The film till now remains as popular and favorite among the audiences as it used to be and is regarded as one of the finest comedy films of Indian Cinema.
This movies is directed by Gulzar and produced by Jai Singh. It is released in 1982. It is a Hindi comedy movie starring Sanjeev Kumar, Deven Kumar, Moushumi Chatterjee, Padma Chavan, Aruna Irani. This film is about two pairs of identical twins separated at birth and how their lives go haywire when they meet in adulthood. It is based on Shakespeare ‘s ‘A comedy of errors’. All characters are innocent and destiny plays the main role in bring all character at one place. In 2014 director Sajid Khan made the reboot version of Angoor (named Humshakals) in a more confusing way as it shows every character in triple role. This film also won many awards like Best Comedian (Deven Verma), Best Actor(Sanjeev Kumar).
This movie is directed by Jyoti Swaroop. It was produced by Mehmood, N.C Sippy and released in 1968, starring Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu, Kishore Kumar, Mehmood, Rahul Dev Burman. A simple man falls in love with his new neighbour. He enlists the help of his musical theater friend to woo the lovely girl-next-door away from her musical teacher named Master Pillai/Masterji(mehmood). It is based on the Bengali story Pasher Bari by Arun Chowdhury, which was first adapted in Bengali in 1952 as Pasher Bari directed by Sudhir Mukherjee and starring Bhanu Bannerjee. This movie is written by Rajendra Krishan.
5. Chachi 420(1997)
This movie is directed and produced by Kaml hassan.It is released in 1997 and starring Kaml Hassan, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, Tabu, Johnny Walker, Ayesha Jhulka, Nassar. The sound track of the film composed by Vishal Bhardwaj, consisting of five tracks. It is one of the superior Hindi comedy movies which i also watched. This film is the remake of the Tamil film Avvai Shanmughi. Jaiprakash Paswan aka Jai and Janki Paswan are fighting a divorce case. Janki is the only daughter of Durgaprasad Bhardwaj, a staunch Brahmin businessman. Wealthy Janki falls in love with poor Jaiprakash, much to the displeasure of her Parents, and ends up getting married…
6. Chameli Ki Shaadi(1986)
This movie is directed by Basu Chatterjee. It is released in 1986 and starring Anil Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Amjad Khan, Pankaj Kapur, Ram Sethi. This movie is one of the top Hindi comedy movies satire on caste system in India. Charandas is a bachelor who aspires to become a wrestler. Charandas lives a poor lifestyle with his older brother, Bhajandas, and Bhabhi in a small town. He is training himself under the tutelage of Mastram Pehelwan, who preaches and practices absolute abstinence. The film is also one of the examples of a female-centric movie where Amrita Singh as the headstrong, young, outspoken Chameli.
7. Hero No.1(1997)
This movie is directed by David Dhawan and produced by Vashu Bhagnani. It is released in 1967 and starring Govinda, Karisma kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Shakti Kapoor, Satish Shah, Kedar Khan. Govinda as Rajesh Malhotra is the son of a wealthy businessman Dhanraj Malhotra (Kedar Khan). Govinda escape from his home and reaches Europe. Two young Indians, Meena and Rajesh, meet in Europe and fall in love with each other, and promising to get married when they return back to India. At the end, Dhanraj comes along with Rajesh in their way and nearby sludge comes splashing over Dhanraj, thus completing Dinanath’s revenge. Rajesh and Meena get married.
8. Hera Pheri(2000)
This movie is directed by Priyadarshan and produced by AG.Nadiadwala. It is released in 2000 and starring Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Tabu. Akshay Kumar as Raju is a tenant of Baburao Ganpatrao Apte aka Babu Bhaiyaa and has not paid his rent for a long time. Raju does not believe in hard work and wants to earn easy money without hard work. He cons everybody. The film ends with the trio breaking into uncontrollable laughter. It is one of my favorite Hindi comedy movies which I personally watch.
9. Chhoti Si Baat(1975)
This movie is directed by Basu Chatterjee and produced by B.R Chopra. It is released in 1975 and starring Amol Palekar, Vidya Sinha, Ashok Kumar, Asrani. It is a romantic comedy film about a painfully shy young man Pradeep (amol Palekar).who have lacks of confidence and fails to stand up for his conviction. He is a shy accountant in bombay who dreams of romantic Prabha. The film became a boxoffice hit and also earned Filmfare nominations and a Filmfare Award for best screenplay for Basu Chatterjee. This film is written by Sharad joshi and dialogue by Basu Chatterjee.
10. Bombay To Goa(1972)
This movie is directed by S.Ramanathan and produced by N.C Sippy. It is released in 1972 and starring Amitabh Bachchan, Aruna Irani, Shatrughan Sinha, Nazir Hussain. College student Mala has dreams of becoming a Bollywood movie actress, her dreams began materializing into reality. Mala is opposed to marrying anyone who she has not met. The bus journey is adventurous with the passenger, a totally mixed bunch, from all over the India, different cultures, religion and faiths, all thrown together for this journey. The bus is in the control of driver Rajesh(Anwar Ali) and conductor Khanna(Mehmood). It is one of the good Hindi comedy movies to watch.
11. Chupke Chupke(1975)
12. Satte Pe Satta(1982)
This movie is directed by Raj N.Sippy and produced by Romu N.Sippy. It is released in 1988 and starring Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Ranjeeta Kaur, Amjad Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Sachin, Paintal, Inderjeet, Kanwaljeet Singh. Satte Pe Satta is the story of seven brothers living on a large farmhouse. The first half of the movie reveals the life of the brothers who grew up under the leadership of their oldest brother Ravi. They live on a farmhouse among animals. They all fall in love with a group of six women. All seven brother are being orphans and uneducated. It is a one of the best Hindi comedy movies as i see it and done a good business at the box-office and proved to be a HIT.
13. Andaz Apna Apna(1994)
This movie is directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and produced by Saqib Ranjha. It is released in 1994 and starring Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Shakti Kapoor. This movie was nominated for the 1995 Filmfare Awards in four categories;Best film(Vinay Kumar Sinha), Best Director (Rajkumar Santoshi), Best Actor (Aamir Khan), and Best comedian (Shakti Kapoor). It is a story of two men competing for the hand of an heiress get drawn into love – and into trying to saver her from an evil criminal. The climax takes place in Gogo ‘s liar, where the boys try to control the situation along with Ram.
14. Coolie No.1(1995)
This movie is directed by David Dhawan and produced by Vashu Bhagnani and Ramesh Taurani. It is released in 1995 and starring Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Syed Bablu Uddin, Shakti Kapoor, Kader Khan. This movie is the remake of a 1993 Tamil film Chinna Mapillai.Gharjode decides to teach Hoshiyar chand a lesson. He meets a coolie called Raju and they go to Hoshiyar chand’s village pretending to be a rich family.Hoshiyar is impressed and he wants his daughter Malti to marry Raju. This leads to humourous situations in the climax.
15. Pushpaka Vimana(The Love Chariot)(1987)
This movie is directed ,produced ,screenplay, and story by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao. It is released in 1987 and starring Kamal Hassan, Amala, Tinu Anand, Farida Jalal, P.L.Narayana, K.S Ramesh, Pratap Pothan, Loknath. This film gained highly positive reviews and remained a box office hit. This film has received the National Film Award for Best Popular film providing Wholesome Entertainment, and Filmfare Award South for Best film. The film was premiered at the International Film Festival of India. This film is also listed among CNN-IBN’s hundred greatest Indian films of all time. The movie follows an unnamed, almost penniless and unemployed youth whose fortunes change when he stumbles upon a millionaire drunk by the roadside. He takes the millionaire prisoner in his house and assumes his identity to taste the luxury of a five star hotel.
This movie is directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee starring Rajesh Khanna,and Jaya Badhuri Asrani, A.K.Hangal, Usha Kiran, and Durga Khote in supporting roles and released in 1972. The contains no violence or obscentities, and focuses on spreading family values and morals through clean comedy. This movie is inspired by the bengali film Galpa Holeo Satyi (1996) by Tapan Sinha. Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months due to their ill treatment of their servants. The family’s disrepute spreads to such an extent that no person wants to be employed as a cook in their home, ironically named Shanti Niwas . It is a one of the tip-top hindi comedy movies which i also liked the most. You have to learn something from that.
17. New Delhi(1956)
This movie is directed and produced by Mohan Segal.It is released in 1956 and starring Kishore Kumar, Vyjayanthimala , jabeen Jalil, Nana Palsikar, Nazir Hussain, Prabhu Dayal, Dhumal, Mumtaz Begum. It is a Black-and-white romantic comedy movie.In this movie, a Punjabi boy comes from jullender to Delhi but is unable to find a place to as everywhere he goes people want to give their room only to a person of their caste.Desperate, Anand masquerades as a Tamillian, Anand Kumaraswamy, and finds a place to stay with a tamillian family. At the end, the truth about Janki/Mohini also comes out and now that both the groups have shed their prejudices Anand marries Janki. Complication, impersonation and moral dilemmas arise when a Punjabi pretends to be a Tamil in order to obtain accommodation in New Delhi.
18. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro(1983)
This movie is directed by Kundan Shah and produced by National Film Development Corporation. It is released in 1983 and starring Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Kaushik, Neena Gupta, Ashok Banthia. Kundan shah won the 1984 Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film Of a Director for his work. Indiatimes Movies ranks the film amongst the Top 25 Must see Bollywood Films. In this movie, two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealing, corruption, and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light. The climax is set upon a stage dramatization of the Mahabharata, particularly the enactment of the Draupadi Cheer-Haran. To make things more hilarious, a new act that was a romance of Salim and Anarkali was also introduced.
19. Bato Baton Mein(1979)
This movie is directed and produced by Basu Chatterjee. It is a 1979 romantic comedy film starring Amol Palekar, Tina Ambani, Pearl Padamsee, Asrani, David, Ranjit Choudhary. In this movie A man and women meet and fall in love with each other, but problem occur when thoughts of marriage arise. Rosie Perreira is an overly anxious widow, living with her Violin-obsessed son, shabi and a lovely daughter,Nancy who she would like to get married to a wealthy young man. At the end, Tony feels that he actually loves Nancy and cannot live without her, then Nancy also confesses her love for him and they get married happily. All tracks of this film were composed by Rajesh Roshan. At least three of the four songs became quite popular. The movie did a average business.
20. Namak Halaal(1982)
This movie is directed Prakash Mehra and produced by Satyendra Pal. It is one of the finest Hindi comedy movies released in 1982 and starring Amitabh Bachchan , Smita Patil, Parveen Babi, Shashi Kapoor. Music is by Bappi Lehiri. This movie became a Blockbuster at the box office and went on to be a golden jubilee hit. It was also remade in Tamil. Young Arjun (Amitabh Bachchan) is brought up by his Daddu(Paternal grandfather)(Om Prakash). His Daddu decides for him to go to the city in search of a new job and life. While in the city he meets up with Bhairon who guide him into an interview in a 5-star hotel owned by Raja.