The audience that watches Bollywood movies has been experiencing dissatisfaction for a while now because of a lot of content that has been out in the past few years by filmmakers. There have been more failures than successes, regardless of the genre of the movie. However, there have been a ton of movies that showcase the expertise of filmmakers of Bollywood, both in screenwriting as well as acting. A lot of cult comedies in the 2000s were the products of the minds of these entertainers. These movies are a comedy fest that would make your guts hurt while you’re watching them. These movies are incredible for a night of binge watching whether you’re alone or with your friends.
1. Hera Pheri (2000)
Without a doubt, Hera Pheri is a classic Bollywood comedy film of all time. After getting tired of acting in action films for a while, Akshay Kumar switched to a distinct genre with the comedy movie Hera Pheri. Without any doubt, Akshay Kumar nailed his role as Raju, alongside Paresh Rawal’s Babu Bhaiya and Sunil Shetty as Shyam.
The movie became so popular that it is still referenced in online memes today. The narrative was superb, and Priyadarshan’s directing was flawless. Every single actor in this film provided a superb performance. It has an IMDB score of 8.2. The cast of Hera Pheri features Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty, Gulshan Grover, Tabu, Asrani, Mukesh Khanna, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Om Puri. You absolutely have to watch this movie for yourself if you haven’t already and have only seen the online trailers.
2. Akhiyon Se Goli Maare
Akhiyon Se Goli Maare is one of Govinda’s most underappreciated Hindi comedy films. It has an IMDB score of 5.1. Although many Indian viewers may not have seen the entire film, they have seen some of its television segments. This movie is a huge success on television; as a result, it has developed a cult following.
Few of the comedy parts in this film stand out, whether it’s because of the dialogue delivery of Bhangari (Kader Khan) or Govinda’s speech and comedic timing. You will undoubtedly fall in love with Raveena Tandon after seeing this film since she is stunning in it.
3. Hungama (2003)
Priyadarshan is the next great star director to make some incredible Hindi comedies after David Dhawan. He produced some fantastic comedies in the early 2000s that we still watch on television. The Hungama film was a remake of the 1984 Malayalam film Poochakkoru Mookkuthi. It scored 7.5 on IMDB.
Akshaye Khanna, Paresh Rawal, Aftab Shivdasani, Rimi Sen, Rajpal Yadav, and Shakti Kapoor are just a few of the talented actors in the Hungama movie. Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav portrayed great and memorable roles in the Hungama movie. This film would not have been a success if Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav had not appeared.
4. Munna Bhai MBBS (2003)
Rajkumar Hirani is the director of the 2003 comedy film. It is available on Netflix. Munna Bhai MBBS is one of the best Hindi comedy films of all time. One of the greatest directors in Bollywood history, Raj Kumar Hirani, was also a product of this film. Munna Bhai MBBS was a landmark in the Hindi cinema industry because it was the biggest box office hit at the time.
Munna Bhai MBBS featured a stellar cast that included Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani, Jimmy Shergil, Gracy Singh, and the evergreen Sunil Dutt. Sanjay Dutt and Sunil Dutt starred in this film as their final collaboration. Sanjay Dutt was having a particularly hard time in his Bollywood career at the time, and this film actually helped him gain recognition.
Munna Bhai MBBS brought us great satisfaction by introducing “Jadu ki Jhappi,” which is still incredibly well-liked among friends. One of the greatest comedic roles in Bollywood history was played by Arshad Warsi as Circuit. If you haven’t seen this movie, we urge you to do so immediately.
5. Three Idiots (2009)
Rajkumar Hirani is the director for this as well. 3 Idiots was one of the highest-grossing Hindi films of all time. IMDB gives it an 8.4. The screenplay for 3 Idiots was written by Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi. This team originally collaborated on scripts for Lage Raho Munna Bhai, and after that, Rajkumar Hirani felt quite comfortable working with Abhijat Joshi, and they worked on all of their films together.
3 Idiots will be remembered as one of the best Hindi movies about education. The Indian novel “Five Point Someone” by Chetan Bhagat served as the inspiration for the film “3 Idiots.” One of the best Bollywood actors, including Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, R. Madhavan, Kareena Kapoor, and Boman Irani, can be seen in this film. Omi Vaidhya’s portrayal of Chatoor in films gained legendary status because of his acting and dialogue delivery.
Both Boman Irani’s performance as Virus and Aamir Khan’s performance as Rancho remain iconic to this day. People will go see Rajkumar Hirani’s film without a second thought after seeing what he did in the Munna Bhai series. The movie’s legendary scenes make it a must-see if you want some terrific emotional drama, humor, and comedy.
6. Bhool Bhulaiya (2007)
Priyadarshan’s masterwork is the film Bhool Bhulaiya. The 1993 Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu served as the inspiration for this film’s remake. Bhool Bhulaiya was an instant smash due to the story and, in particular, the acting chops displayed by actors Akshay Kumar and Vidhya Balan. It has an IMDB score of 7.3.
Bhool Bhulaiya is not merely a comedy film; all of the actors give excellent performances. However, some of the scenes involving Akshay Kumar are incredibly funny, making this film one of the best Hindi comedy movies. Pritam’s soundtrack for Bhool Bhulaiya contributed to its popularity as well. All of the movie’s songs became hits and are still quite popular.
7. Welcome (2007)
Anees Bazmee directed the comedy Welcome which has an IMDB rating of 6.9. One of the most underappreciated Bollywood directors, Anees Bazmee has produced several amazing movies over the years. The cult films Laadla, Gopi Kishan, Aankhen, Bol Radha Bol, and Raja Babu were all written by Anees Bazmee. One of the biggest hits of 2007 was the film Welcome, which starred Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal, and Anil Kapoor.
Ghunghroo Sheth (Paresh Rawal), Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar), and Majnu Bhai (Nana Patekar) are just a few of the characters that made this movie a cult favorite (Anil Kapoor). Majnu Bhai has been a popular figure for a long time, and people frequently use his painting as a meme online. The legendary Firoz Khan’s final film, Welcome Movie, featured the still-well-liked RDX.
Bollywood offers a variety of genre films, each of which excels in its own subgenre. These films include comedies, action, and thrillers. However, comedy films continue to be the most popular. Any comedy film in Hindi provides a unique kind of enjoyment and causes you to laugh hysterically.
While most comedies today are full of absurdity, the 2000s saw a string of excellent, rib-tickling comedies. Everything was oh-so-perfect, from relatable storylines to entertaining characters. So, get ready with a bowl of popcorn and a whole lot of snacks to be hit with nostalgia in the best way possible.