Funniest Indian Movies

Indian comedy is unbeatable. It is full of vitality, colors, incendiary music and good humor. But in its pure form, the comedy genre does not exist in Bollywood. Often it is fueled by a share of drama and irony. Below is a list of the funniest Indian comedies with Russian translation released over the past decade.

Three Idiots (2009)

The dramatic comedy is about two friends who have lost contact with a third since college and go looking for him. On the journey, they remember the past, get into ridiculous alterations, joke with each other.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

When friends have found each other, the fun begins! As in the best Indian traditions, the film contains elements of a musical, pleases with funny scenes and an interesting plot.

Original title:
3 Idiots

Cast:
Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi

Country:
India

Age limit:
12+

PK (2014)

Fantastic comedy tells about the coming to Earth of an alien named PK. He arrived in the form of an earthling to study life on Earth and human behavior. The humor lies in the demeanor of the protagonist, his spontaneity, stupid questions that will make even the most serious critic smile.

PiKey is accompanied by a young and cheerful girl who is unaware of the origin of her friend. This is one of the best Indian comedies of the current decade.

Original title:
PK

Cast:
Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt

Country:
India

Age limit:
16+

Once Upon a Time in Delhi (2011)

Crime comedy. A very dynamic film, where the plots quickly replace each other, striking and surprising with their absurdity and humor. Everything is here: fights , irony, noise and dirt of the capital of India.

The focus is on three friends who are directly or indirectly related to the underworld. Until the last minutes of the film, the viewer is in suspense: will the characters be able to change their lives and stay alive. The severity of the situation dilutes the humor!

Original title:
Delhi Belly

Cast:
Imran Khan, Veer Das, Kunaal Roy Kapoor

Country:
India

Age limit:
18+

Barfi (2012)

A melodramatic comedy with a share of drama tells about the love of a deaf-mute young man named Barfi for the beautiful girl Shruti. The girl’s parents stood up against their feelings, wanting a better match for her.

With humor and irony, the plot of the film describes the road of young people to joint happiness.

original name:
Barfi!

Cast:
Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana

Country:
India

Age limit:
16+

Everything will be fine! (2007)

This picture made it to the list of the best Indian comedies for family viewing for a reason. The film is about a happy accident that gave an ordinary mechanic the opportunity to become a participant in big races .

He won the gold medal and became famous. At the races, the main character meets his future wife. The film has a place for both happiness and misfortune, serious trials with a note of humor and irony.

Original title:
Ta Ra Rum Pum

Cast:
Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Jawed Jeffrey

Country:
USA, India

Age limit:
12+

Life Can’t Be Boring (2011)

Adventure comedy. A young man Kabir meets a beautiful girl Natasha. Their relationship develops quickly. A wedding is planned in six months .

To say goodbye to his single life, Kabir and two friends go on a three-week vacation instead of a bachelor party. Traveling around the country is full of funny scenes, disputes, curiosities. Suitable for family viewing.

Original title:
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Cast:
Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol

Country:
India

Age limit:
12+

Close Friends (2008)

Two friends, Sameer and Kunal, came to Miami. In search of an apartment, they found the perfect option, but they are refused by the hostess. She does not want to see two handsome single guys next to her beautiful niece.

In order not to miss the apartment and the chance to flirt with a beauty, friends pretend to be gay. The plot is interesting, with a high degree of humor. Such a film can be attributed to the funniest Indian comedies in a European manner.

Original title:
Dostana

Cast:
Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra

Country:
India

Age limit:
16+

Chief (2017)

The film tells about the relationship of a chef disappointed in life and work with his son. The plot of the film takes place in the vastness of India, where a father and son travel by opening a food truck.

The share of drama is present in some scenes relating to the relationship of two generations. But without scenes that make you think, not a single Indian picture can do. With humor and positivity, the director describes the search for happiness and the meaning of life by the main characters.

Original title:
Chef

Cast:
Saif Ali Khan, Padmapriya, Dhanish Kartik

Country:
India

Age limit:
12+

Beware Beauties (2008)

This is the story of a loving young man, Raja, who, traveling the world, starts several bright novels. Each love story leaves behind a special aftertaste. But when a young man meets his true love and is ready for a serious relationship, a surprise awaits him.

This film can be called one of the best Indian romantic comedies of the last decade.

Original title:
Bachna Ae Haseeno

Cast:
Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu

Country:
India

Age limit:
12+

Cocktail (2012)

The focus of the trio: the daughter of wealthy parents Veronica, her friend Guatam, who has already turned 30, and visiting friend Mira. A modest and sedate girl left India to forget her husband who left her and start a new life. The action takes place in London.

There are a lot of dances, modest kisses and pleasant humor in the film. Veronica and Guatam understand that they love each other, but the bride’s parents foretell their son the right Mira, which should help the young man settle down. At the end of the film, the expected Indian-style denouement. The comedy “Cocktail” completes the list of the best Indian films.

Original title:
Cocktail

Starring:
Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty

Country:
UK, India

Age limit:
16+

Do you know other funny Indian comedies with translation into Russian? Add to the list of films in the comments!

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

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