15-year-old movie or a recent one, comedy movies never fail to cheer people up with laughter. Throughout the years Bollywood has produced some commendable comedy movies which have attracted a lot of audiences. But there were also a few underrated ones that escaped the audience’s eye. Here’s a list of 15 of these underrated Indian comedy movies that will surely make you chuckle:
Hera Pheri is a 2000 Indian Hindi-language comedy film directed by Priyadarshan. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, and Paresh Rawal in lead roles and follows the story of three struggling friends who get caught up in a series of misadventures after they receive a ransom call. The film is known for its witty and hilarious dialogues, and its comedic portrayal of everyday life in India. It was a huge commercial success upon its release and has since become a cult classic, with many of its scenes and dialogues being widely quoted and parodied. Hera Pheri has since been remade in several languages, including Tamil and Bengali, and has spawned two sequels, Phir Hera Pheri (2006).
Chup Chup Ke
Chup Chup Ke is a 2006 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed by Priyadarshan. The film stars Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, and Paresh Rawal in lead roles, and follows the story of a debt-ridden young man who ends up posing as a deaf-mute person on a ship, where he meets and falls in love with a woman from a wealthy family. The film is known for its humor, which blends situational comedy, witty one-liners, and cultural satire. Chup Chup Ke received positive reviews from critics and was a commercial success, becoming one of the highest-grossing Hindi films of 2006. The film’s soundtrack, which features several catchy songs, also became popular upon its release. Chup Chup Ke is widely regarded as one of the best comedy films of recent times and is considered a cult classic by many fans.
Gol Maal is a 1979 Indian Hindi-language comedy film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The film stars Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutt, and Deven Verma in lead roles and follows the story of a young man who, in order to secure a job, pretends to be a man of devout religious faith, only to find himself caught in a web of lies and mistaken identities. The film is widely regarded as a classic of Indian cinema and is known for its clever script, memorable characters, and hilarious situations. The film’s soundtrack, which features several popular songs, has also become a staple of Indian pop culture. Gol Maal was a commercial and critical success upon its release and continues to be widely popular with audiences of all ages. The film’s influence can be seen in many later Indian comedy films, and it remains a timeless masterpiece of Hindi cinema.
Andaz Apna Apna
“Andaz Apna Apna” is a classic Bollywood comedy film released in 1994, directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The film stars Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, and Karisma Kapoor in lead roles. The movie follows the journey of two aspiring conmen who try to win the heart of the same woman and end up getting involved in a royal family’s politics. The film was a commercial failure upon release, but has since gained cult status and is considered one of the greatest Bollywood comedies of all time.
“Hungama” is a Bollywood comedy film released in 2003, directed by Priyadarshan. The film stars Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani, Rimi Sen, and Paresh Rawal in lead roles. The movie follows the chaos that ensues when a young woman pretends to be someone else in order to secure a job as a housekeeper and gets caught in a web of misunderstandings and mishaps. The film was well-received by audiences and was one of the highest-grossing Bollywood comedies of 2003.
“Khatta Meetha” is a Bollywood comedy-drama film released in 2010, directed by Priyadarshan. The film stars Akshaye Khanna, Trisha Krishnan, Urvashi Sharma, and Rajpal Yadav in lead roles. The movie follows the life of a struggling road construction contractor who finds himself in a series of comical and chaotic situations as he tries to win a contract and make his business successful. The film received mixed reviews from critics but was a moderate box-office success.
“Malamaal Weekly” is a Bollywood comedy film released in 2006, directed by Priyadarshan. The film stars Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Riteish Deshmukh, and Reema Sen in lead roles. The movie revolves around the residents of a small village who pool their savings to win a lottery but find themselves caught in a series of hilarious and unpredictable events. The film was a critical and commercial success and is regarded as one of the best Bollywood comedies of the 2000s.
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi is a 2004 Hindi-language comedy romance film directed by David Dhawan. Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra play the main characters in this film. This is Akshay and Priyanka’s second film together after Andaz (2003). The supporting cast includes Amrish Puri, Kader Khan, Satish Shah and Rajpal Yadav.
Phir Hera Pheri
Phir Hera Pheri Cast: Neeraj Vora directed Phir Hera Pheri, a Hindi comedy film and Phir Hera Pheri Cast leads are Suniel Shetty, Akshay Kumar, and Paresh Rawal. The film is based on the movie Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. It was a major hit when it was released on June 9, 2006.
Pyar Tune Kya Kiya
Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya is a Hindi movie released on 27 April, 2001. The movie is directed by Rajat Mukherjee and featured Urmila Matondkar and Fardeen Khan as lead characters.
Padosan is a Hindi movie released on 27 November, 1968. The movie is directed by Jyoti Swaroop and featured Sunil Dutt, Kishore Kumar and Mehmood as lead characters. Other popular actors who were roped in for Padosan are Om Prakash, Keshto Mukherjee and Saira Banu.
Bunty Aur Babli
Bunty Aur Babli is a Hindi movie released on 27 May, 2005. The movie is directed by Shaad Ali Sahgal and featured Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan as lead characters.
Dil Dhadakne Do
“Dil Dhadakne Do” is a Bollywood movie released in 2015. Directed by Zoya Akhtar, the film stars Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, and Farhan Akhtar. The movie is a family drama that tells the story of a dysfunctional Punjabi family who embarks on a cruise trip to celebrate the parents’ 30th wedding anniversary. The film explores themes of love, family relationships, and personal growth.
Pyaar Ka Punchnama
“Pyaar Ka Punchnama” is a Bollywood romantic comedy film released in 2011. Directed by Luv Ranjan, the film stars Kartik Aaryan, Raayo S. Bakhirta, Divyendu Sharma, Nushrat Bharucha, and Sonnalli Seygall. The film is a satirical take on the romantic relationships of three young men and their experiences with their girlfriends. The film was well-received by audiences for its humorous and relatable portrayal of modern relationships.
“Welcome” is a Bollywood comedy film released in 2007. Directed by Anees Bazmee, the film stars Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, and Mallika Sherawat. The movie is a multi-starrer comedy about a notorious gangster who goes to great lengths to protect his underworld empire, but finds himself falling in love with a woman who wants to reform him. The film was well-received for its humor and was a commercial success at the box office.