Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee this 1979 Bollywood film is one of the most memorable comedy films ever made in Bollywood. Even though the plot of 'Golmaal' was simple, the film became a hit, courtesy its amusing dialogues and impressive performances by Utpal Dutt, Amol Palekar and Dina Pathak. This family entertainer is a must watch for movie buffs.
Even though the film was a Box Office disaster, 'Andaz Apna Apna' earned a huge fan following because of the memorable performances of the lead actors. This comedy caper was the first and might also be the last film featuring popular actors Salman Khan and Aamir Khan together.
Filmmaker K Asif's 1960s epic 'Mughal-e-Azam' was recently crowned the greatest Bollywood film of all time by a poll to observe 100 years of Indian cinema in the UK. The Madhubala-Dilip Kumar starrer revolves around an episode in the life of the Mughal Prince Salim who falls for a court dancer Anarkali. But their relationship doesn't go down well with his father, Emperor Akbar, and is also envied by a senior dancer who aspires to become queen. Since both Salim and Anarkali don%u2019t want to part ways, it leads to a war between father and son which the former wins. Salim's life is spared and Anarkali is exiled.
Based on Shakespeare's play The Comedy of Errors, Angoor was released in 1982. The film, a laugh riot, featured Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Verma in double roles.
'Chashme Buddoor', which has achieved a cult status by now, featured Farooq Shaikh and Deepti Naval in the lead roles. They played the characters of Siddharth and Neha in the film while Rakesh Bedi (Omi) and Ravi Baswani (Jomo) were seen as Siddharth's close buddies. The drama in the lives of three bachelors starts the moment they spot a sweet and hardworking salesgirl Neha. Siddharth and Neha fall in love with each other, but the two jealous friends create confusions between the two lovers.
'Padosan', a cult comedy, was about the difficulties a naive Bhola, played by Sunil Dutt had to face after he falls for neighbour Bindu (Saira Banu).
Nothin can be pitted against the ultimate entertainer 'Munnabhai...'. The film was accepted by all age groups.
'Iqbal' was about the efforts a cricket-obsessed boy from a remote Indian village puts in to combat difficulties in turning his dream of become a cricketer and paying for Indian national cricket team into reality.
'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro', which talked about how two professional photographers Naseeruddin Shah and Ravi Baswani are dragged in a murder case, found several takers. The film put forth the issues of corruption and injustice.
'Chupke Chupke' is a 1974 film which starred Dharmendra and Sharmila Tagore in pivotal roles. The plot of the film is uncomplicated. Since Sharmila Tagore is in awe of Om Prakash, her sister's husband, Dharmendra (Sharmila's husband) decides to prove to her that he is as intellectual as Om. To prove his point, he decides to play a prank on Om by taking up a job of his driver and speaking to him in chaste Hindi. He even succeeds in making Om believe that he is seeing his sister-in-law.
'Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!', a 1994 Indian musical romantic comedy family drama film was directed by Sooraj R Barjatya. A remake of Rajshri's 1982 film 'Nadiya Ke Paar', the film was about two Indian families and explored the relationships they shared. Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan played the lead roles.
Based on a Bengali novel, 'Shaheb Bibi Golam' by Bimal Mitra, film 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam' was about the collapse of the haveli-dom and feudalism in Bengal during the British Raj.
A desi version of popular film 'Raiders of the Sacred Stone', Shalimar was released in 1978. Besides popular actors Dharmendra, Zeenat Aman, Shammi Kapoor, Prem Nath and Aruna Irani, the film also featured international actors Sir Rex Harrison, John Saxon and Sylvia Miles.
'Shaukeen' is about three lecherous old men (played by Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt and AK Hangal) who decide to go on a trip. After they hire Mithun as their driver, they go to Goa. Mithun mentions Goa as his beloved, a singer/dancer by profession, is also in Goa. During their stay in Goa, these men try their best to woo Rati, oblivious to the fact that she is their driver's lover.
'Hip Hip Hurray', a 1984 Indian Hindi film, was directed by Prakash Jha. With Raj Kiran,Deepti Naval playing the lead roles. The film shows how a computer engineer, Sandeep Chowdhary (Raj Kiran), who is to start his first job soon, accepts a temporary job as sports instructor in a school in Ranchi where he comes across an apathetic school principal (Ram Gopal Bajaj) and gets romantically involved with history teacher Anuradha Roy (Deepti Naval). Ultimately, he helps the football team to win an important match.
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