When it comes to the comedy genre of films in Bollywood, few directors come close to the legendary Priyadarshan. Predominantly a Malayali filmmaker, Priyadarshan has also gifted some gems to Bollywood in the form of films like Hera Pheri, Malamal Weekly, Hungama, and many more. However, his work is not restricted to the comedy genre, him having directed films like Bumm Bumm Bole, Aakrosh, and Rangrezz. But his comedy films are what he is well-known for, and what we are going to feature in this article. So, here are some of the most hilarious comedy movies directed by Priyadarshan which are sure to make you laugh out loud.
1. Hera Pheri
This one was a remake of the 1989 Malayali film Ramji Rao Speaking and starred Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Tabu and Suneil Shetty. The film has acquired the status of a cult classic and given us characters like Babu Bhaiya, Shyam Tripathi and Raju, who are meme icons to this day. The title of one of the most hilarious comedy movies directed by Priyadarshan is justly held by the film.
2. Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
A remake of the Malayali film, Manichitrathazhu, Bhool Bhulaiyaa was what defined the genre of horror-comedy for years in Bollywood. Iconic dialogues, amazing songs, and a pretty decent plot – what’s not to like about this film?
The film’s plot justifies the title of the film pretty well. If you’ve seen the film, you know what I’m talking about. Amidst the ruckus of people pretending to be others and falling for the wrong person, you get a pretty enjoyable two-hour watch with this film.
4. Chup Chup Ke
Inspired by the Malayali film Punjabi House, Chup Chup Ke has Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Suneil Shetty, Neha Dhupia, Rajpal Yadav and Paresh Rawal as some of the main characters. The plot sees Jeetu, a guy who attempts suicide but fails to, stay forcibly at a house as a guarantee against a loan to be repaid by a fisherman. What follows is a chaotic sequence of events.
5. De Dana Dan
Partially adapted from the Hollywood movie Screwed, De Dana Dan is a story about two men who plot to kidnap a rich lady’s dog to demand ransom money from her. They are screwed when the dog goes missing. The film starred Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal, and others.
6. Bhagam Bhag
A drama troupe is framed for murder, and matters are further complicated when the lead actress of the troupe dies by suicide. This 2006 film starred Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Govinda, and Paresh Rawal in significant roles.
Starring Sharman Joshi, Tushar Kapoor, Kunal Khemu, Tanushree Dutta, and Rajpal Yadav, Dhol featured four friends who set out to woo a wealthy girl, but came to be involved with the activities of a notorious criminal in the process.
8. Khatta Meetha
A corrupt contractor faces challenges in all facets of life, in this comedy-drama starring Akshay Kumar, Trisha Krishnan, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and others.
A romantic comedy film, Hulchul had two people from two warring families pretend to fall in love as a revenge plan. Things took a turn when they started developing actual feelings for each other.
10. Garam Masala
A remake of the 1985 film Boeing Boeing, this film had two guys played by John Abraham and Akshay Kumar, who constantly flirt with women. Things get tough when one of their partners realises that her fiance is cheating on her.
11. Malamaal Weekly
This 2006 film starred Paresh Rawal, Om Puri and Riteish Deshmukh, among others. The plot revolves around Leelaram, one of whose lottery customers dies upon receiving the shock of winning the lottery. But then, who gets the money?
Hope you enjoy these hilarious comedy films by Priyadarshan that totally made our day!