What happens when you combine the elements of fear, paranoia, trouble with that enjoyment, laughter, and amusement? The sub-genre of horror comedy can be found within this mix. Horror comedy is a popular sub-genre that is seen in a number of film industries, and they can range from spoofs to parodies to black comedy. Bollywood is no stranger to this genre as well. Here are the 10 best Bollywood horror comedy movies, in no particular order.
Bhediya is a 2022 horror comedy movie, starring Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, and Abhishek Banerjee in pivotal roles. It follows the story of Bhaskar, who gets bitten by a wolf and begins to change form into it every night.
2. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was released in 2022, originally meant to have been released in 2020. The movie stars Tabu, Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani in primary roles. It follows the story of Ruhaan, who pretends to be a psychic and Reet and their connection to an abandoned and haunted mansion.
Directed by Amar Kaushik, this film is based on a famous folktale from Karnataka called ‘Nale Ba.’ The plot revolves around the town of Chanderi, where the men find themselves constantly watching out for an evil spirit called “Stree.”
4. Bhool Bhulaiyaa
Bhool Bhulaiyaa is a classic film that is hard to miss. Released in 2007, starring stars like Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal, etc., it quickly became a fan favourite. It is a remake of the Malayalam film Manichithrathazhu.
5. Go Goa Gone
Go Goa Gone deals with horror comedy in a slightly different manner. Here, instead of ghosts, the characters encounter zombies when they decide to attend rave parties in Goa.
Bhoothnath, the infamous horror comedy movie, was released in 2008. The plot revolves around Banku, the friendly child, who befriends the ghost living in his present house. How he deals with the unfriendly ghost makes up the rest of the story.
7. Golmaal Again
Golmaal Again, directed by Rohit Shetty, is the fourth installment in the ever-popular Golmaal series. It has a star-studded cast including Parineeti Chopra, Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, etc.
8. Phone Bhoot
Phone Bhoot is a 2022 film, starring Katrina Kaif, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ishaan Khatter. It follows the story of two unemployed men, who pray to become ghostbusters and earn money. Their prayers are answered by a ghost, who requests a favour from them in return for money. What follows makes up the rest of the movie.
9. Bhoot Police
Bhoot Police stars Saif Ali Khan, Yami Gautam Dhar, Arjun Kapoor and was released in the year 2021. It deals with two brothers, Vibhooti and Chiraunji and how their actions lead them to various places.
One of the oldest films in this list, Makdee was released in 2002. It revolves around two identical twins, Chunni and Munni, who are polar opposites. While Chunni likes to play innocent pranks on people, Munni is obedient. What happens when one of Chunni’s pranks lands Munni in grave trouble?
Which of the best Bollywood horror comedy movies have you watched before?