From the ‘Main tumhare bachche ki maa banne waali hoon’ to ‘Mere paas maa hai’, Bollywood has stood witness to some highly melodramatic dialogues in the past century that the Indian film industry recently surpassed. But with raunchier, bolder and wittier lines in films today, Bollwood film makers have revamped their ways of storytelling and plot narration.
In a year with as many as over 100 good films, we highlight the top 10 films that stood out on the muh-tor dialoguebaazi department.
When KJo revisited the legendary sphere that his father had built around himself, he chose to deliver dialogues with all the punch. Reminiscing the brilliant ‘Agneepath Agneepath’ lines from Harivansh saab’s recitals or the ‘tum kya leke aaye the aur kya leke jaoge’ by the menacing antagonist, the writer did a fair job of putting some powerful words into the mouths of the lead stars.
When Dr Chaddha recalled sperm donation, an ancient process, much from the times of Mahabharata, referring Vicky as the new age Aryaputtar, we went lotpot in laughter. Vicky Donor’s dialogues caught the attention, assessing the underlying area of seriousness with their charm and humour!
Spelling masala to the tee, Rowdy Rathore fed each one of us with a mouthful of gritty and bloody terms, with flavours of spice from here and there. Main Jo Bolta Hu Woh Karta Hu, Aur Jo Main Nahi Bolta Wo Main Definitely Karta Hu became a catchphrase soon. Expected, as usual!
Gangs of Wasseypur
Highlighting the political sabotages in the rural districts of Bihar was a difficult task. But thanks to the grueling dialogues that were thrown here and there in Gangs of Wasseypur that made it easy. Cuss words were used with a lot of staunch, and the ‘Us harami ko Mitana Hai Hamein, Goli Nahin marenge, Keh Ke Lenge Uski’ was just a trailer of what we were about to witness.
A remake that was meant to be compared to its legendary counterpart, Bol Bachchan did an amazing job at leaving up to all expectations, much because of the character’s amazing histrionics, coupled by the witty and push-you-to-thinking one liners mouthed by the cast, at large. Specially the tooti-footi aangrezi like ‘English is a very funny language – Naa pine hain, naa apple; phir bhi pineapple’ by our Prithviji did wonders!
Grasping onto the spotlight and bringing in the glitzy world of glamour and stardust to the centre, Madhur’s Heroine lacked a coherent plot, but the dialogues were quite a gamble that played off excellently. Kareena mouthed some realistically true and harsh lines in the film, with ‘Actors ki dosti tumse nahi, tumhare position se hai’ and the Dubai dialogue creating a media frenzy. After all, ‘Hollywood ho ya Bollywood, har heroine mein teen qualities hotei hai’ because ‘confidence ke saath bolo na toh film industry jhooth ko bhi sach maan leti hai’.
It was Sridevi’s comeback vehicle, the ultimate battle between our lovely Chalbaaz star and Angrezi that kept us glued to our theatre seats, but English Vinglish could never climbed its way to the pinnacle, sans its heart warming yet hard hitting dialogues that struck the right chords with the audiences. Specially the tryst at the airport immigration office, where Sridevi is ridiculed for her low knowledge of the language, being questioned, how she would actually manage to stay in the States without knowing English, up came the reply amidst a rip roar, ‘Just like the way you manage in our country without knowing Hindi’!
Student Of The Year
The Cha mein u ki matra, ta mein ee ki matra, aur ya mein aa ki matra might refer to something as foul as a Hindi gaali, but the way it was sugar coated and presented showed the amount of labour and wit that had gone into making each line of the film. Karan and his team, take a bow!
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
This film was a masterpiece in its own records, a remarkable milestone in the lives of many as Yash Chopra had the perfect swan song with JTHJ scoring hugely big on the dialogue front too. Aditya Chopra’s inspiring lines, starting from the special Jab Tak Hai Jaan poem, to the ardent show of aplomb and attitude deserve applause. The ‘Jab zindagi se bachne ke liye koi bomb suit nahin pehenta, toh bomb ke saamne kyun pehenna? Zindagi toh har din jaan leti hai. Bomb toh bas ek baar lega.’ showed the power and strength while Anushka’s ‘sweet hoon, entertaining hoon, sexy hoon’ act made her a complete ‘jackpot’!
A rip rarer of sorts, Salman Khan who is known to mouth some awesome lines, that anyway becomes the golden liens of the year. And Dabangg 2 was no difference. ‘Swagat nahi karoge aap humara’ went Salman and then there was the entire hysteria about the hernia catch or the cooker ki ceetee line. But the ‘waqt tumhara kharab aaya hai aur din hum gine’ was the ultimate show stealer!
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