These movies are generally composed of an ensemble cast- featuring both the refined actors and newcomers- witty dialogues, upbeat songs, and humorous tones while sometimes carrying an underlying important social message.
Recently, the Indian film industry has revived the culture of funny Bollywood movies, bringing fresh productions to the audiences. Some of the masterpieces in this genre like “Munna Bhai MBBS”, “Hera Pheri”, “Bhool Bhulaiyaa”, “Hungama”, “Golmaal” and “Welcome” have evolved to be classics. Their celebrated dialogues surface on the internet now and then reflecting their cult following.
Here are the 7 most funny Bollywood movies you should watch in 2023 that are bound to give you good laughs-
1. Doctor G
Featuring Ayushmann Khurrana, prominently known for his roles in comedy movies tackling social norms, alongside Shefali Shah and Rakul Preet Kaur, Doctor G follows the humourous as well as tumultuous experience of a medical student, Dr. Uday “Guddu”, who aspires to be orthopedic but ends up in gynecology department.
What unfolds is a string of funny situations as he is the only male member in the department headed by a “strict” doctor. Directed by Anubhuti Kashyap, Doctor G will keep you entertained while delivering the prime message of gender stereotypes.
2. Jug Jugg Jeeyo
Directed by Raj Mehta, Jug Jugg Jeeyo focuses on the complex nature of relationships. It shows three different kinds of ties- Kukoo, who moves to Toronto for his wife’s job Naina, and their strained relationship due to job differences, Kukoo’s father Bheem, who decides to divorce his wife Geeta, and Kukoo’s sister Ginny, whose marriage is about to take place while she still struggles with conflicted emotions for her ex-boyfriend.
What adds to the glimmer of this movie is the cast featuring prominent faces like Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Manish Paul, and Prajakta Koli, who unquestionably did justice to their roles.
While the movie does get a little bit gloomy at times, the cheerful playlist and perfect comedy timing will reinvigorate your spirits.
3. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2
Probably one of the most awaited sequels, the re-imagined horror comedy carries the legacy of the 2007 cult classic Bhool Bhulaiyaa. Coming with a new cast including Kartik Aryan, Tabu, Kiara Advani and Rajpal Yadav, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 revolves around Ruhaan Randhawa, played by Kartik Aaryan, who pretends to be “Rooh Baba” faking his communication with spirits but accidentally encounters Manjulika, an evil spirit who seeks vengeance against the Thakurs of Bawanigarh, of which Reet (Kiara Advani) is also a member.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 has elements of both comedies as well as horror films as it successfully glides with both genres in a fair amount. The first half of the movie is more of a comedic setting while the second half along with the climax will give you some good laughs as well as a few jumps.
4. Good Newwz
Directed by Raj Mehta, Good Newwz features an ensemble cast including Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani, Kareena Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh, and Adil Hussain.
The comedy-drama follows a peculiar situation where a doctor accidentally mixes up the two couples going for IVF- from which emerges a series of funny events when Varun and Deepu, the updated urban couple, meet Honey and Monika, the traditional role.
Good Newwz has humour and drama in the right proportion making it both comedic and heartwarming and is bound to give you a good time.
5. Dream Girl
Another family comedy starring Ayushmann Khurrana, the movie revolves around Karam Singh who has a natural knack for talking in a feminine voice. One failed interview leads to another and Karam finds no source to earn money, so he eventually lands in a call center where he impersonates the female voice and calls himself “Pooja.”
He is paid well too however the only issue is his own father, his brother-in-law, a hotheaded young man as well as a woman- all of them fall in love with Pooja. What ensues is a laughter riot and hilarious situations as Karam tries to dodge them while keeping his identity hidden. Dream Girl is worth watching.
6. Govinda Naam Mera
Starring Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Padnekar and Kiara Advani, Govinda Naam Mera follows the story of Govinda Waghmare, an aspiring choreographer. Still, it is stuck between his dominating wife Gauri, whom he desires to divorce to marry his girlfriend Suku.
All his problems drift away as Gauri is murdered and Govinda emerges to be the prime suspect of this unfortunate event. A perfect blend of suspense and comedy, the movie is adorned further with Vicky Kaushal’s 90s Bollywood look.
7. Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety
Often described as a “surprise blockbuster” as it did not star any established actor at the time of its release, the movie’s central plot is a struggle between bromance and romance. The film features Kartik Aaryan, Sunny Singh, and Nushrat Baruccha, and is often recalled as being the breakthrough film for Kartik Aaryan.
It follows two childhood besties, Sonu and Titu, whose relationship slowly strains as Titu proposes to Sweety, who according to Sonu is not right for his friend. Thus ensues a cold war between Sonu and Sweety making it a fun family entertainer.
Bollywood has created some of the finest comedies that are known for their specialty to keep the spectators entertained regardless of their age. These funny movies are not limited to slapstick comedy and mockery but address important issues like gender stereotypes, gender norms, patriarchy, mental health, family values, etc.
Their use of sharp and witty dialogue with comedic timing and a humorous setting brings out the best of Bollywood comedies. Have you watched the movies listed below? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section.
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