Classic Bollywood Movies to Watch on World Laughter Day
It is World Laughter Day and during these times, optimism is the only way to preserve our sanity. This Laughter Day, be sure that you keep your mood alleviated. Keep yourself busy in things that you enjoy doing, spend time with your loved ones, call them; do whatever that tickles your fancy. But if you find it difficult to stick on an activity, you can always turn on the television and enjoy some enjoyable content. So, if you are a movie buff, be ready to laugh your hearts out with these evergreen Bollywood movies:
Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
This one does not need an introduction. You would have probably watched this masterpiece more than a dozen times. And wouldn’t actually mind revisiting those memorable scenes all over again this World Laughter Day. Well, this is what makes it a classic.
Andaz Apna Apna is a 1994 comedy film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and produced by Vinay Kumar Sinha. Starring Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Paresh Rawal and Shakti Kapoor, it is one of the most cherished comedy movies in Bollywood.
Storyline: Amar and Prem, who belong to middle-class families, compete to win over Raveena, a millionaire’s daughter. Along the way, they run into a local gangster, Teja, who turns their lives upside down.
Hera Pheri (2000)
Released in the year 2000, Heri Pheri went on to become a cult classic over the years. Voted as the best Bollywood comedy film of all time by The Indian Express, Heri Pheri is a movie that everyone would love watching and re-watching.
Heri Pheri is a comedy movie directed by Priyadarshan, starring Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty, and Tabu.
Storyline: The story revolves around a peculiar trio that consists of a hilarious but kind-hearted garage-owner – Baburao Ganpatrao Apte, a cunning loafer named Raju, and a simple and struggling pauper – Shyam, who find themselves stuck in crazy trickeries.
Gol Maal (1979)
Gol Maal was the highest grossing Hindi film in the year 1979. While this tells a lot about the popularity of the film at that time, it is still one of the most remarkable pieces of art that Bollywood has witnessed over the years. If you have not watched this one, you are missing out!
Gol Maal is comedy film Director – Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Writer – Rahi Masoom Raza and Sachin Bhowmick. It was produced by Mukherjee and N. C. Sippy, and features music by Rahul Dev Burman.
Storyline: A simple lie by Ramprasad Dashrathprasad Sharma to secure his job escalates into more complex lies when his orthodox boss gets suspicious.
With an IMDb rating of 8.1, Padosan is one of the finest works in Bollywood. It is a light-hearted comedy film that you can watch whenever you wish like. And this is the reason it was remade in Kannada as Pakkadamane Hudugi (2003), starring Raghavendra Rajkumar and Anant Nag.
Padosan is a comedy film, Director – Jyoti Swaroop and Producer – Mehmood, N. C. Sippy, and written by Rajendra Krishan. The movie is a remake of the Bengali film – Pasher Bari (1952). The film stars Sunil Dutt and Saira Banu while Kishore Kumar, Mukri, Raj Kishore and Keshto Mukherjee play supporting roles.
Storyline: A simple man – Bhola (Sunil Dutt) from a village falls in love with his new neighbour, Bindu (Saira Banu). He seeks the help of his musical-theatre friends to woo the girl-next-door away from her music teacher – Master Pillai (Mehmood).
Directed by Rohit Shetty and written by Neeraj Vora, Golmaal is a classic comedy movie. This is one film that will give you fits of laughter every time you watch it.
The first instalment of Golmaal trilogy was based on the Gujarati play ‘Aflatoon’ by Mihir Bhuta. The movie stars Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Sharman Joshi and Tusshar Kapoor along with Rimi Sen and Paresh Rawal.
Storyline: Four runaway crooks (Gopal, Madhav Singh ‘Madhu’ Ghai, Laxman, and Lucky) take shelter in a bungalow which is owned by a blind couple (Somnath and Mangala)
Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya (2001)
Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya is another movie that you will regret not watching. While it touches some taboo topics and social troubles, it does it with a pinch of humour attached to it which makes it a lot more relatable and entertaining.
Directed by K. Raghavendra Rao, the movie stars Govinda, Johnny Lever, Juhi Chawla and Tabu, and is a must-watch. The movie is actually a remake of a Tamil film ‘Viralukketha Veekkam’ directed by V. Sekhar.
Storyline: The story is about three women who step out of their houses in look for a job in order to make ends meet. This act, however bothers their jobless husbands who will go to extreme lengths to stop them.
We hope that these movie suggestions will help you spend your World Laughter Day in the best way possible. Also, be sure you comment below your favourite comedy movies as well.