Cinema is all about entertainment and entertainment is
incomplete without a sufficient dose of laughter and very few filmmakers have the
art and the talent to tickle your funniest bones. We bring you top 10 timeless comic
capers of all times that can still take you on a hilarious ride and make you
laugh your guts out. Enjoy!!
Gol-Maal (1979): No matter how many times you watch this Hrishikesh
Mukherjee laugh riot, you just cannot have enough of it. Every scene in this
Amol Palekar-Utpal Dutt starrer is a bone tickler. The story, the screenplay
and the direction are absolutely fantastic and the dialogues so hilarious that
they can still make you laugh till your stomach aches. No wonder, Gol-Maal tops the list of timeless comic
capers of Bollywood.
Chupke Chupke (1975): Who could’ve thought a hit pair of action heroes,
Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan could be cast in a comedy film? Only Hrishikesh
Mukherjee could have thought so and how! Dharmendra as a professor of botany
turned driver and Bachchan as a professor of literature and the hilarious
rigmarole that follows make this adorable movie one of the best comedy films
ever made in the history of Indian cinema.
Angoor (1982): Based on comedy of errors, Angoor, directed by Gulzar is by far one of the best comic capers
of all time. Having two identical pairs of boss and servant with similar names
might not sound as a great idea on paper, but with brilliant screenplay and
equally excellent direction by legendary Gulzar, and of course flawless
performances of Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Verma, Angoor is a must-have in your
collection of comedy films.
Padosan (1968): No one would have ever thought that Sunil Dutt, who had
an image of an action hero and a serious actor, would do so fabulously well in
a comic setup that had two geniuses like Kishore Kumar and Mehmood who were the
masters of the genre. But Padosan
brought a totally different side of Dutt to the fore while Kishore and Mehmood
ensured that you laugh till your jaws ache. It’s a must watch if you haven’t
still caught up with this one yet.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983): This Naseeruddin Shah – Ravi Baswani starrer is
considered to be the best satire ever made in Hindi cinema. The ever prevalent
corruption in various sectors of the system is fabulously weaved in this
hilarious satire by director Kundan Shah. Even today, when a director attempts
a satire, he cannot evade comparisons with Jaane
Bhi Do Yaaro. Such is the magic of this fantastic celluloid gem!
Si Baat (1975): Amol Palekar, as a middle-class guy, who is basically a
loser in life, stole a million hearts with his near-perfect performance. His dilemma
about not being able to express his feelings to his ladylove, being overpowered
by her best friend, his complexities and how he gives a topsy-turvy turn to his
boring drab life only to emerge as a winner in the end makes this Basu
Chatterjee directorial a hilarious slice-of-life film.
Andaz Apna Apna (1994): How can one ever forget this film that brought Aamir Khan
and Salman Khan together for the first and the only time on screen in the last
25 years of their career. Declared as a flop upon its release, the film went on
to become a favourite of the nation and has earned the title of a cult classic
over the years. With the talks of its remake in the news for ages, we hope it
actually happens because both Aamir and Salman coming together now will take the
film to an unimaginable level!
Munna Bhai MBBS (2003): This film did to Sanjay Dutt’s career which no other film
of his ever managed to do. In fact, Munnabhai
MBBS and its sequel Lage Raho Munna Bhai
(2006) completely revived his image that had been under the radar after his
involvement in 1993 bomb blast case. The films showcased him as a local goon
with a heart of gold with endearing ways of looking at and changing the way
people live and society functions. Director Raju Hirani is all set to create
the same magic with the third in the series once Sanjay Dutt is out from jail
after serving his sentence.
Hera Pheri (2000): This film again saw a hit pair of action heroes coming
together to take the audience on a laugh riot. But we have to admit, had it not
been for the genius of Paresh Rawal, Hera
Pheri wouldn’t have found its name inked in this list. This is by far
Priyadarshan’s best film till date. The film not only brought the hidden
comedians in Suniel Shetty and Akshay Kumar to the fore, but even revived
Akshay’s gloomy career and how!
Golmaal Returns (2008): Firstly, it is not easy to make a comedy film and make
people laugh. In fact, it’s the toughest job as an artiste. Secondly, to get
your film’s name in the list of top 10 timeless comic capers is not a cakewalk.
But Rohit Shetty managed it with Golmaal
Returns, sequel to Golmaal. In
this comic trilogy, Golmaal Returns
remains the best and the most hilarious film of last one-and-a-half decade. No
wonder people are waiting with bated breath for Rohit to announce the fourth
installment of this super hit franchise!