It was a new trend in the ‘70s but slowly it turned into a notion in the ‘80s and finally in the 1990s and the 2000s, time and again methods were invented to re-revolutionize this assorted technique of entertainment. Yes, dialogues that have been major source of the ceetees and the taalis, and at times gaalis from the audience have always played a major role in the connect with the masses.
From films overloaded with heavy duty dialogues and catchy one-liners, the industry has raised a toast to bhari-bharkam dialogue baazi in total Bollywood style.
Taking a look at some films in the past two years which redefined the emergence of bhashan-baazi, we bring you the best films with the most scintillating dialogues of the new Era.
The recently released Arjun Kapoor thriller, another gangster flick boasts of a powerful dialogue script besides some stellar performances. With Rishi Kapoor’s ‘Badshahat bhaichare ko nahi dekhti’, ‘Kingship Knows No Kinship’ being the defining moment for the film’s plotline, this thriller is riveting and spicy with dollops of rustic charm attached to it. Set in the rural areas, Aurangzeb had the charm attached to its dialogues. ‘Mera baap bolta hai beta uski moti chamrri ka hai, check karein goli bahar jati hai ya bounce hoke yehi reh jaati hai’ cracked us up too!
Shootout At Wadala:
John Abraham surprised all with his breath taking Manya surve avatar but it was his staunch one liners that struck the right cords with the audience in Shootout At Wadala. ‘Gunehgar maa ke pet mein nahin, police station mein bante hain’ and ‘Jail se aane ke baad tu sudhar sakta tha, lekin jo maza bigadne mein hai woh sudharne mein kahan?’ served as perfect recipes for a gangster film but it would definitely be the ‘Yahan suhagraat manane ke liye shaadi nahin karni padti’ line that got the loudest cheers!
Though Sajid Khan’s so called Entertainer was a maha dud, what kept us intrigued even for a moment was the gibberishly funny and outlandish slapstick dialogues, more by Paresh Rawal in Himmatwala. From the different cities of India being the perfect ingredient to some humorously laugh-in-the-stomach dialogues, it was Ajay Devgn’s ‘Na main CBI wala, main ek ma ka beta, behen ka bhai, Himmatwala’ that packed in punch with lines like ‘Yeh haath hai ki hathoda? Keedo ki basti mein yeh kaun aagaya makoda?’, ‘Do din mein warna… teesre din tumhara chautha hoga’ and ‘Aap tayyar ho jaiye jijaji, Ravi banega naya sarpanch aur aake marega aapke sar pe punch’ adding onto the slapstick comedy!
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns:
While Mahie Gill’s Biwi had a lot of eroticism heightened with her long braids, she had the most powerful and impact-full dialogues in the film too, outcasting the Saheb and the Gangster with conviction! When Mahie went on saying, ‘Aapko pata hai mard zyada gaaliyan kyun dete hai? Kyunki woh rote kum hai’ and ‘Yeh hamesha mard hi kyun milte hain hum mein … shayar kyun nahi milte?’ the audience went lot-pot in a whistle cracking sea of people. But it was ‘tumhe dekhkar badtameezi karne ko kyun jee karta hai’ that took the oomph level few notches higher for sure! After all, unki toh ‘gaaliyon par bhi taali parti hai’!
A sequel to a highly successful franchise, Race 2 was full of twist and turns, bombarded with a packet full of dialogues thrown in here and there within the film. But our pick would definitely be Saif’s ‘Race hamesha meri thi aur meri hi rahegi, kyunki main is race ka sabse purana khiladi hoon’ although ‘Badla jitna purana hota hai, utna hi khatarnak hota hai’ and ‘Aaj meri wajah se tumhari ek achchi aadat chhoot jayegi, zinda bachne ki’ made quite sense!
Jab Tak Hai Jaan:
Yash Chopra’s swan song was a notch higher when it came to strong dialogues with Shah Rukh Khan, taking away the cake without much a do. When army man Samar goes, ‘Bomb se zyada Zakham to Zindagi deti hai’ and ‘Zindagi toh har roz jaan leti hai, bomb toh sirf ek baar lega’, crowd broke into bouts of sheer joy and excitement. But the poem read out at the backdrop of the lovely Ladakh landscape definitely was unbeatable. Not to mention, Anushka’s Akira had some of the funniest lines too, tickling our funny bones too. For example, ‘Young hoon, sexy hoon, entertaining hoon. In short tumhare liye toh jackpot hoon’ swayed away the Jiya re star!
Akshay Kumar delivered a top notch performance as a cop with some brilliantly written one-liners that suited his personality and the film’s requirements with perfection. While ‘Don’t Angry Me’ had T-shirts coming up, it was ‘Main jo bolta hoon who main karta hoon aur main jo nahi bolta, who main definitely karta hoon’ line that the nation got hooked to and how!
Re-inforcing the Agneepath verse that had gained iconic status after Amitabh Bachchan laid terrific foundations to the lines; it must have been a difficult task for Karan Malhotra, the director and Karan Johar, the producer! But history has it, they managed it with sheer viscosity and aplomb. Form the menacing, ‘tum kya lekaar aaye ho, kya lekar jaoge’ to the ‘Ab mein likhunga geeta ka unneesva adhyay. Vijay Dinanath Chauhan Ko Marna Padega’, this was one film where the antagonist mouthed the best dialogues! Hail Kancha Cheena.
When it comes to fultoo dialoguebaazi in complete Bollywood ishtyle, no one can come inches closer to this Dabangg hero. Given the mass hysteria surrounding the super star, anything that he says becomes catch phrase almost instantly, but Bodyguard’s ‘mujhpe ek ehsaan karna ki mujhpe koi ehsaan na karna’ was everyone’s line after the trailer set words on fire. Dialogues, that have been a standpoint in all Salman Khan films, was dashed with a lot of masala and fervour in Bodyguard. After all, ‘Yeh ek akela puri fauj ke barabar hai’ True indeed!
The Dirty Picture:
A bold film, a bold actress and a bold producer: the three combinations to perfect Entertainment roped in a single film; The Dirty Picture probably had the loudest yet the raunchiest dialogues in the history of Indian television till date. While other actors apprehended setting such a stance, Vidya Balan’s effortless dialogue delivery added with her sparkling ooze of naughtiness drove the nation crazy. From ‘abhi toh sirf chhua hai aur leak ho gayi’ to the ‘teri pichkari mein dum hi nahi hai’ and the ‘mujhe jo chahiye uska mazaa sirf raat ko hi aata hai’, the movie was a culmination of some witty and powerful dialogues put in one frame. And no wonder, you can never forget the line that intensified the life of such actresses in that Era: ‘logo ka naam unke kaamon se hota hai, mera badnaam hokar hua hai’. Total ‘Entertainment, entertainment, entertainment’!
A welcome change from Rohit Shetty’s series of comic caper entertainers, this high octane action flick made a smooth entry at the 100 crore club amidst a lot of applause, much because of its heavyweight dialogues that kept the crowd enchanted for the two hours of its runtime. While the introductory ‘Jisme hai dum, toh fakht Bajirao Singham’ line broke the audience into loud cheers, lines like ‘Kutto ka jhund kitna bhi bada ho, uske liye ek sher hi kaafi hota hai’ amplified Ajay Devgn’s machismo.
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai:
Another gangster flick of sorts, another Ajay Devgn starrer and it had the most powerful writer to do the dialogue. Milan Luthria and his team envisaged a gangster’s life with utmost care bringing out the nitty-gritties of the gangster prone life to the fore, almost magically through their words and verses. Though Once Upon a time in Mumbaai had more than a dozen full of hi-fi dialogues, one of them stands out as a personal favourite. ‘Main un cheezon ki smuggling karta hoon, jinki ijaazat sarkar nahi deti. Un cheezon ki nahi, jinki ijaazat zameer nahi deta’ and ‘Dua Main Yaad Rakhna’ drew applauses from all and sundry