20 best Bollywood comedy movies on Netflix that will tickle your funny bone
From Happy New Year, Chennai Express to Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, check out the list of Bollywood comedy movies that you can binge-watch on Netflix.
Bollywood has churned out some of the best comedy movies and has delivered brilliant rib-tickling movies. Netflix provides a wide range of comedy movies, that draw a multitude of viewers. From Welcome, Chennai Express, Phir Hera Heri, Bhool Bhulaiyaa to Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui. We have compiled a list of some of the best Hindi comedy movies that will not only keep you entertained but also crack you up with laughter. Whether you are looking for something to binge on a lazy weekend or it's a movie night, this list of comedy movie recommendations is all you need.
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Feroz Khan, Mallika Sherawat, and Paresh Rawal
Director: Anees Bazmee
Writer: Anees Bazmee, Rajiv Kaul, and Praful Parekh
Run time: 158 minutes
Release date: 21 December 2007
Welcome is a story about two goons (Anil and Nana), who meet Rajiv (Akshay), belonging to a respectable family, and wants to fix their sister's (Katrina) wedding with him. However, when Rajiv's uncle (Dr. Ghungroo) refuses to the wedding, due to their criminal background. Ghungroo says he'll agree only if Uday and Majnu give up their common crime life. However, things take a turn when he sends his niece Ishika (Mallika) as Rajeev’s sweetheart to break off the marriage but both Uday and Majnu get smitten by her instead. Later, Don RDX (Feroz Khan) and his son Lucky (Shereveer), to get embroiled in this madness.
2. Happy New Year
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff
Director: Farah Khan
Writer: Farah Khan, Althea Kaushal
Run time: 180 minutes
Release date: 24 October 2014
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Charlie (Shah Rukh Khan) is looking to avenge the humiliation of his father who was put in the wrong spot by Grover (Jackie Shroff) so he makes a plan with a gang of amateur dancers Mohini, Jag, Tammy, Nandu, and Rohan to enter an international dance competition but the ultimate goal is to break into the Shalimar vault to rob diamonds, from the closed fist of Charan Grover (Shroff).
3. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
Cast: Sunil Dutt, Sanjay Dutt, Gracy Singh, Jimmy Sheirgill, Arshad Warsi, Rohini Hattangadi, and Boman Irani
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Writer: Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Lajan Joseph
Run time: 157 minutes
Release date: 19 December 2003
It is based on Murli Prasad Sharma who is a local goon in Mumbai popularly known as 'Munna Bhai and has kept his real identity secret from his parents, who think that their son is a doctor, however, he enrolls in a medical college to please his father. It is one of the most memorable films made by Rajkumar Hirani.
4. 3 Idiots
Cast: Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Boman Irani, and Omi Vaidya
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Writer: Abhijat Joshi and Rajkumar Hirani
Run time: 171 minutes
Release date: 25 December 2009
It is a story of three young boys named Rancho, Farhan Qureshi, and Raju Rastogi's friendship at an Indian engineering college. Adapted loosely from Chetan Bhagat's novel Five Point Someone
5. Delhi Belly
Cast: Imran Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Vir Das, Poorna Jagannathan and Shenaz Treasurywala
Director: Abhinay Deo
Writer: Akshat Verma
Run time: 100 minutes
Release date: 1 July 2011
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Three strugglers journalist Tashi, photographer Nitin Berry, and cartoonist Arup, are roommates and also partners in crime, unknowingly become the target of a powerful gangster as a package with diamonds gets delivered to the wrong place
Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurana and Abhishek Banerjee
Director: Amar Kaushik
Writer: Sumit Arora
Run time: 128 minutes
Release date: 31 August 2018
The story revolves around the fictional town which is haunted by a woman's ghost, and she descends upon the town during the four nights of Navratri to prey on men at Night. To protect the residents from her wrath, "O Stree, come tomorrow" is written in Hindi on the walls of the entrances of all residences. However, Vicky, Bittu, and Rudra, decide to unravel the mystery.
7. Chennai Express
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Nikitin Dheer and Sathyaraj
Director: Rohit Shetty
Writer: Yunus Sajawal and Farhad-Sajid
Run time: 141 minutes
Release date: 9 August 2013
Rahul (Shah Rukh) heads to Rameshwaram via Chennai express to immerse his late grandfather's ashes and meets a South Indian girl, Meenamma (Deepika), a runaway bride. However, he realises that she is fleeing from a forced marriage to a ruffian named Tangaballi and her father, who is a powerful headman of the local mafia in Tamil Nadu. Later, Meenamma takes Rahul to her hometown and introduces him as her lover. Their journey takes an altogether different route.
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Kirron Kher and Bobby Deol
Director: Tarun Mansukhani
Writer: Tarun Mansukhani
Run time: 139 minutes
Release date: 14 November 2008
The story is about Kunal, a fashion photographer and Sam, a male nurse who pretend to be gay to share an apartment with a girl named Neha; eventually, both fall in love with her. Chaos begins when Rani, Sam's mother (Kirron Kher_ arrives from London to confront her son about his sexuality. Neha, on the other hand, has a breakthrough with her boss Abhimanyu, later, their friendship turns to love. Sam and Kunal try every trick to break them apart. Things take a turn when Sam and Kunal come clean to Neha about not being gay.
9. Badhaai Do
Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar, Sheeba Chaddha, Seema Pahwa, Chum Darang, Gulshan Devaiah and Nitesh Pandey
Director: Harshavardhan Kulkarni
Writer: Suman Adhikary, Akshat Ghildial and Harshavardhan Kulkarni
Run time: 147 minutes
Release date: 11 February 2022
Badhaai Do is a story about a gay man named Shardul Thakur, a police officer and a lesbian, Suman Singh, also known as Sumi, who is a physical education teacher. They enter into a marriage of convenience to pacify their parents. However chaos begin when ensues when the Sumi's girlfriend Rimjhim Jongkey comes to live with the couple.
10. Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Upen Patel, Smita Jaykar, Darshan Jariwala and Zakir Hussain
Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Writer: R.D. Tailang, Rajkumar Santoshi
Run time: 161 minutes
Release date: 6 November 2009
The story is about Prem, a free-loader who, while helping his friend elope, falls madly in love with a Christian girl Jennifer. However, when he tries to confess his love for Jenny, he learns that she is in love with her college sweetheart Rahul (Upen Patel) Later, Prem helps Jenny and Rahul escape so that they can get married.
11. Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2
Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Sonnalli Seygall, Ishita Raj Sharma, Omkar Kapoor and Sunny Singh
Director: Luv Ranjan
Writer: Rahul Mody, Tarun Jain and Luv Ranjan
Run time: 136 minutes
Release date: 16 October 2015
Anshul, Siddharth and Tarun, who are flatmates and best friends fall in love with different women, Chiku, Supriya and Kusum, who are manipulative. However, soon after they realise that their relationship has turned toxic.
Cast: Ali Fazal, Richa Chadha, Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Varun Sharma, Priya Anand, Vishakha Singh and Pankaj Tripathi
Director: Mrighdeep Singh Lamba
Writer: Vipul Vig and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba
Run time: 143 minutes
Release date: 14 June 2013
Fukrey is about four Delhi young college boys- Hunny, Choocha, Lali and Zafar, who find themselves in a bizarre situation while trying to make quick money to pursue their dreams.
13. Luka Chuppi
Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani, Aparshakti Khurana and Pankaj Tripathi
Director: Laxman Utekar
Writer: Rohan Shankar
Run time: 126 minutes
Release date: 1 March 2019
Guddu, a star reporter, and Rashmi take up a 20-day assignment in Gwalior and decide to pretend to be married, however, land up in awkward situations when the whole traditional family joins in. Later, they fall in love. Although they begin living like a married couple, they resent the fact that they are not legally married and try to multiple attempts to get married in secret, however, they get intruded upon every time.
Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Aashish Chaudhary, Jaaved Jaaferi, Asrani, Sanjay Mishra, Vijay Raaz, Manoj Pahwa, Tiku Talsania, and Prem Chopra
Director: Indra Kumar
Writer: Paritosh Painter and Bunty Rathore
Run time: 137 minutes
Release date: 7 September 2007
Dhamaal is about four lazy friends named Roy, Manav, Aditya and Boman who are jobless, homeless and broke. Later, they find out about the secret of a hidden treasure from a dying thief. In 2011, a sequel, under the title of Double Dhamaal, was released. In 2019, a third sequel, under the name Total Dhamaal was released, with Deshmukh, Warsi, and Jaffrey returning to the cast.
15. Bhagam Bhag
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Paresh Rawal, Lara Dutta, Rajpal Yadav, Jackie Shroff, Arbaaz Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Manoj Joshi, Razak Khan, Sharat Saxena and Asrani
Run time: 159 minutes
Release date: 22 December 2006
Champak runs a theatre group in India. Later, he hires Bunty and Babla, who cannot read nor write English. The group gets a contract to stage 30 plays in Britain, however, on the day of the departure, Anjali opts out, leaving Champak no alternative but to travel without a heroine. Soon after they find themselves involved in a murder they did not commit.
16. Bhool Bhulaiyaa
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja, Ameesha Patel, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Manoj Joshi, Asrani and Vikram Gokhale
Writer: Manisha Korde and Yashwant Mahilwar
Run time: 154 minutes
Release date: 12 October 2007
The film is about a US-based couple Siddharth (Shiney) and Avni (Vidya), who are visiting their family in India and begin to learn about Manjulika, a ghost, and her tragic story. Avni develops an interest in the legend of Manjulika. Siddharth suspects Radha has become mentally unstable after her heartbreak and he brings his psychiatrist friend, doctor Aditya Shrivastava (Akshay), to treat her. Things take a turn when Aditya realises that Avni has dissociative identity disorder and associates herself with Manjulika.
17. Phir Hera Pheri
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Bipasha Basu, Rimi Sen, Johnny Lever and Rajpal Yadav
Director: Neeraj Vora
Writer: Neeraj Vora
Run time: 153 minutes
Release date: 9 June 2006
The story is about Raju, Shyam and Baburao, who live a lavish life in a massive mansion. Later, Raju hears about the idea of doubling his money in 21 days from Anuradha, who is a con woman. Soon after, Raju, Shyam and Babu bhaiya invest the money only it realise that it was all a scam. The trio then finds their way to repay the loan taken from a gangster named Totla Seth.
18. Bareilly Ki Barfi
Cast: Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao
Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
Writer: Nitesh Tiwari and Shreyas Jain
Run time: 116 minutes
Release date: 18 August 2017
The story is about a free-spirited girl named Bitti is a free-spirited who refuses to be pressured into getting married. However, her life takes a turn when she meets Chirag and Pritam.
19. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Writer: Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti
Run time: 153 minutes
Release date: 15 July 2011
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara follows three friends, Arjun, a financial broker based in London, Kabir, and Imran, an advertising copywriter who reunite for a road trip. Later, they set off to Spain and meet Laila, diving instructor, who falls in love with Arjun. Natasha Arora, Kabir's fiancée, becomes suspicious that Kabir is involved with Laila and plans to surprise him during his trip. While Imran wishes to meet his biological father, Salman Habib, who is an artist.
20. Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui
Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana and Vaani Kapoor
Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Writer: Supratik Sen and Tushar Paranjpe
Run time: 116 minutes
Release date: 10 December 2021
Manu, a bodybuilder from Chandigarh, falls in love with Maanvi, a Zumba teacher. Manu falls in love with Maanvi and as they are about to have their first kiss, she says she wants to tell him something. Things take a bitter turn when Manu learns that Maanvi is a trans woman.
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