A genre that was revolutionized and patronized by veterans like Mehmood and Utpal Dutt from times immemorial, be it the very hilarious Golmaal or Mehmood’s ‘Hum kale hai toh kya hua dilwale hai’ scene, comedy has come a long way today. A typical tell-tale of sorts, comic capers help shy away from the regular dose of masala, and most importantly intense drama that films are naturally imbibed with now!
While we dig into Bollyville’s 10 rib tickling madcap comic capers in our second edition, hold on for bouts of laughter all the way round!
The Indianised version of Le Diner De Cons, Vinay Pathak’s impeccable sense of comic timing coupled with Rajat Kapoor’s brilliance made sure that audience go in for a treat and never get bored! A laughathon of sorts, Bheja Fry’s Bharat Bhushan made us laugh our bellies out as we rolled around the floor with a pain in the gut!
The new age comic maestro Priyadarshan brought in gems of comic talents as he coalesced the super talents of Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, and Rajpal Yadav to create something sensational with the theme of a lottery ticket. Anthony’s death and the lottery jackpot resulted in a bizarre mayhem which induced in the pangs of smiles and giggles all around.
Another Priyadarshan trademark entertainer, Akshaye Khanna and Kareena Kapoor along with a superlative supporting cast melted in a buttery easy comic caper, with a joltering end. Priyadarshan’s epic LOL moment definitely stood out to be the climax, that made way for a rollicking end!
Kyaa Kool Hai Hum
India’s first sex comedy, Kyaa Kool Hai Hum set new benchmarks to crude comedy and introduced wisely put double meaning dialogues with consummate ease and comfort. A gleeful two hour laughing mode of sorts, Kyaa Kool Hai Hum touched success with some super cool pervyness! Wicked.
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
This Salman-Akki-Priyanka starrer was an out and out rom com with Salman Khan taking the very unusual comic route, making an astounding impact on the masses. From the boxers and the towel dance in Jeene ke hai Char din to taking the audience on a cutely jovial yet convivial romantic ride, Mujhse Shaadi Karoge packed in a punch, the Haha-hihi way!
One of Bollywood’s best comedies, Angoor is almost equal to a comical masterpiece today. As Ashok and Bahadur embark on a jocular chaperon, smiles and laughters spray around. Sanjeev Kapoor and Deven Verma’s killer camaraderie took Angoor to new heights, creating a standard for Indian comic capers much ahead of their times.
Boney Kapoor’s iconic Comedy of Errors, No Entry happily made the nation crazy as they dealt with the idea of domestic Indian life with utter subtlety and exuberance. While Salman as the hunk carried his persona very well, Anil Kapoor’s histrionics called for a few ceetees and taalis all round! Not to miss, the unending dose of laughter!
Another film that used nicely placed catchy phrases and made a complete fool of the censor board, using crude jokes with utmost conviction, Delhi Belly was definitely a laugh riot of sorts. From the Bhaag DK Bose number to the pun intended dialogues, Delhi Belly went on record to garner immense popularity and appreciation for is marvelous treatment.
When three married men decided to ditch roz ki dal-chaawal for a platter of specially served biryani, huge commotion enterprises following the death of Lara Dutta aka the biryani. What happens next is a mad cap comic edition that gets us all lot-pot! If Masti was huge, Grand Masti would be huger.
Golmaal: Fun Unlimited
When Rohit Shetty decided to launch his own brand of comedy, he did that effectively with Golmaal, serving a benchmark to many other comedy directors. Truly the best and the most entertaining of them all presently, Rohit has created a niche for himself. And a character like Tushhar Kapoor’s only added to the film’s glory! All in all, a comical treat!