Tuesday, December 19, 2006

My favourite funnies

#10: Chameli Ki Shaadi: Anil Kapur, Amrita Singh, Amjad Khan & above all Pankaj Kapur steal the show. Kallu Mal's (Pankaj Kapur) "hain ji...." was just too good.

#9: Bombay Boys - Most people have trashed the movie, but it remains among my favorites. Luke Kenny is a pretty decent actor, should have been used more. Naseer and his loudspeaker treatment was too much fun.

#8: Jaani Dushman - Ek Anokhi Kahani: The director wanted to make the ultimate action multi-starrer of all time, but ended up with the funniest Hindi titles ever. Sonu Nigam was downright hilarious in the movie, but the centre of attraction was definitely the shape shifting Armaan Kohli. The snake dances with Manisha Koirala matched Jitendra & Sridevi any day.

#7: Chupke Chupke - Dharmendra, Amitabh, Om Prakash - one of the cleanest comedies ever made. Dharmendra was at his comic best screwing Om Prakash's happiness. An all time classic.

#6: Hera Pheri : Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and that amazing actor Paresh Rawal starred in this hilarious comedy of errors. Rawal's Babubhai characters will go down in history as one of the most memorable comedy characters.

#5: Padosan - Sunil Dutt takes on Mehmood in the sweepstakes to woo Saira Banu. Kishore Kumar vs Manna Dey in Ek Chatur Naar will go down as one of the funniest songs in Bollywood history.

#4: Golmaal: Amol Palekar as twins who weren't twins and fooling the inimitable Utpal Dutt in another one of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's classics. Mooch Nahi to Kooch Nahi.

#3: Lage Raho Munnabhai / Munnabhai MBBS: Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi had the nation in splits with their antics and gave Gandhi a new meaning in the second edition. Boman Irani was no less.

#2: Andaz Apna Apna: Whoever thought that Aamir Khan and Salman Khan would star in a comedy that would form a cult of its own. From the start to finish the movie is an absolute riot. The villian Paresh Rawal (in a double role) once again proves why he is amongst the finest actors ever and his bumbling sidekicks are the perfect foil. Shakti Kapur as Crime Master Gogo was memorable.

#1: Jaane bhi Do Yaro: A black comedy that went on to become a cult classic. Naseeruddin Shah and Ravi Vaswani star as the photographer duo who take on a set of corrupt building mafia. The chaos that follows is rip roaring. The Mahabharata sequence is funny beyond words and full marks to Satish Shah for playing the dead man with aplomb. Movies haven't gotten funnier than this one.


Sifar said...

"Jane Bhi Do Yaaro", I guess is the title of the #1 movie in your list. I haven't seen anything like it either....

chandni said...

Andaz apna apna was rocking!!!

Jay said...

Great recommendations! Thanks. Now I have enough movies to get through the holidays.

Sidhusaaheb said...

#1 is absolutely brilliant and I haven't seen anything like it either!

#4-7 are also a class apart!!

Meanwhile, also among my favourites are 'Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi' and 'Half Ticket'.

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pallavi said...

lil is left 4 me to rite i guess!
but its a great countdown and at most nos. our choice is same!