When it comes to Bollywood movies, comedy, action, and romance are a must. Each year there are tons of movies that come out on the big screen but only a few stand the test of audiences nation-wide. We will discuss here the best Bollywood comedy movies of 2019.
From classics like Padosan and Chupke Chupke, to cult classics like Andaaz Apna Apna and Ishq, Bollywood has some of the most incredible comedy movies to offer. Each year there are more coming out, and each year the number of viewers seems to be going up. If you are an aficionado of Bollywood comedy movies, we have mentioned the best ones that released in 2019.
2019 was not a great year for comedy in Bollywood. We did have some amazing experiences with regards to some Netflix originals, however, the big screen was more or less missing out on comedy movies. Some experimental movies, romantic comedies, comedies related to drama and action, and the usual comedy remakes graced the big screens and provided a few hours of comfort and laughter.
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Here are some Bollywood comedy movies of 2019.
List of 15 Best Hindi Comedy Movies of 2019
1. Housefull 4
Housefull 4 is the forth sequel in this hilarious line of Bollywood comedy movies. Directed by Farhad Samji and earlier by Sajid Khan, the movie features an impressive cast of Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde, and Kriti Kharbanda. Released in India on 25th October 2019, the movie opened to a mixed critical reception but eventually turned into a box-office success. Housefull has been one of the best franchises and Housefull 4 is also one of the top Bollywood comedies of 2019.
Based on a tale of reincarnation, which spans over a period of 600 years from 1419 to 2019. A barber, Harry, frequently gets strange flashbacks of a past era. He runs his shop in London with his brothers Max and Roy. Harry’s forgetful nature and careless attitude causes him to misplace a bag which has 5 million pounds in it. Belonging to a gangster named Michael Bhai, Michael’s henchman Big Bhai is always demanding of them to return their money. To fulfill Michael’s demand, the three brothers plan to get engaged to the three daughters of a London’s wealthy businessman, Thakral.
- IMDB Rating: 3.4/10
- Director: Farhad Samji
- Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
- Cast: Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde and Kriti Kharbanda.
2. Pati Patni Aur Woh
A dark comedy from 2019, Pati Patni Aur Who is directed by Mudassar Aziz and is actually a remake of a 1978 film of the same name. The movie features the cast of Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar, and Ananya Pandey as the leads. The movie was one of the biggest hits of the year in comedies.
Abhinav “Chintu” Tyagi is an ordinary man from Kanpur. A middle-class man, he works as a government engineer in the Public Works Department. Married to Vedika Tripathi, a physics teacher from Lucknow for three years, Chintu lives happily in Kanpur. But, he is being harassed by his controlling parents for not planning for a child. He is also being pressurized by Vedika to move to a big city.
- IMDB Rating: 5.7/10
- Director: Mudassar Aziz
- Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Renu Ravi Chopra, Juno Chopra, Krishan Kumar
- Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar, Ananya Panday, Aparshakti Khurana
A coming-of-age comedy drama, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, is one of the most highly acclaimed and one of the best Bollywood comedy movies of 2019. Featuring an impressive cast of the late Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Naveen Polishetty, and Tushar Pandey. Chhichhore was acclaimed worldwide, and won multiple Filmfare awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Dialogue, and Best Story.
Anirudh ‘Anni’ Pathak, Late Sushant Singh Rajput’s character is a divorced middle-aged man living with his teenage son Raghav Pathak, played by Mohammad Samad. Raghav is an aspiring engineer, awaiting the results of his entrance examination in the hopes of admission into the Indian Institute of Technology. On the evening of the results, Anni gifts Raghav a bottle of champagne, promising him that they will celebrate his success together. Unaware that Raghav is under intense pressure, the bottle of champagne only acts as a fuel to Raghav’s worries.
- IMDB Rating: 8.2/10
- Director: Nitesh Tiwari
- Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
- Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Tushar Pandey, Naveen Polishetty, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Prateik Babbar, Saharsh Kumar Shukla, Shishir Sharma, Mohammad Samad
4. Total Dhamaal
Total Dhamaal is the third installment in the super entertaining franchise. An adventure comedy movie, Total Dhamaal, also known as Dhamaal 3, was directed by Indra Kumar. Loosely based on the 1963 Hollywood classes, it’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, and a soft reboot of the 2007 classic Dhamaal, Total Dhamaal features one of the biggest casts in a Bollywood comedy movie. With Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey, Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Mishra, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Johnny Lever, and Manoj Pahwa in lead roles, the movie’s starstudded cast was one of the reasons for its tremendous success. Earning around ₹2.28 billion worldwide, Total Dhamaal became one of the highest grossing Bollywood comedy movies of 2019.
Guddu, played by Ajay Devgan, and his partner Johnny, played by Sanjay Mishra, plan to ₹500 million from a Police Commissioner, played by Boman Irani. They are successful in stealing the black money the commissioner has hoarded. However, when they try to escape, Pintoo, played by Manoj Pahwa, and also Guddu’s associate, double-crosses them both and runs away with the money.
- IMDB Rating: 4.2/10
- Director: Indra Kumar
- Producer: Ajay Devgn, Ashok Thakeria, Indra Kumar, Sri Adhikari Brothers, Anand Pandit
- Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey, Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Mishra, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Pitobash Tripathy, Esha Gupta, Johnny Lever
Bala is a satirical Bollywood comedy movie that focuses on social problems. Directed by Amar Kaushik, the movie features the cast of Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Yami Gautam, Javed Jaffrey, Saurabh Shukla, and Seema Pahwa. With a budget of ₹250 million, the movie had a turnover of ₹1.71 billion worldwide. One of the most highly acclaimed movies of 2019, the movie won multiple Filmfare awards, including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Dialogue.
The film opens up in Kanpur in the year 2005. 14-year-old students tease a bald teacher, Balmukund “Bala” Shukla. A popular kid who carries high pride for his hairstyle, is seen leading the teasing. Bala takes notes from the studious and dark-complexioned Latika Trivedi. She is good in studies and Bala passes her grades off to the fair-skinned Shruti to impress her. When Latika calls him out in front of Shruti, Bala berates her for bearing a dark-skin. The movie revolves around how society values beauty and fair skin over other accomplishments, especially in terms of marriage.
- IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
- Director: Amar Kaushik
- Producer: Dinesh Vijan
- Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Yami Gautam
6. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aaisa Laga
This movie is a romantic, coming-of-age, comedy drama directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar and inspired by the 1919 novel A Damsel in Distress by P.G. Wodehouse. Starring Anil Kapoor, Soman K Ahuja, Rajkummar Rao, and Juhi Chawla, the movie tells a story about a closeted lesbian and her struggles and attempts at coming out to her conservative family. The movie was acclaimed for its social commentary and its screenplay was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its library’s core collection.
A young Punjabi woman, Sweety Chaudhary, is under pressure from her conventional family to marry as soon as possible. She meets a young woman named Kuhu and her brother Raza at a wedding. After a year, the movie shifts to Delhi where Sahil Mirza, a playwright, though not a very successful one, and his father, a famous film producer, thinks Sahil should give up being a playwright. Sweety sees a rehearsal of his latest play and remarks that it is amusing but the romance feels very superficial.
- IMDB Rating: 5.5/10
- Director: Shelly Chopra Dhar
- Producer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
- Cast: Anil Kapoor, Sonam K Ahuja, Rajkummar Rao, Juhi Chawla, Abhishek Duhan, Regina Cassandra, Madhumalti Kapoor, Seema Pahwa, Brijendra Kala, Alka Kaushal
7. De De Pyar De
A romantic comedy written by Luv Ranjan and directed by Akiv Ali, De De Pyar De features Ajay Devgn, Tabu, and Rakul Preet Singh. The film received mixed reviews while the performances of the actors involved was highly acclaimed. The film grossed over ₹1.43 billion worldwide against a budget of ₹600 million.
Ashish Mehra, played by Ajay Devgn is a 50-year-old non-resident Indian (NRI) businessman settled in London. He meets Ayesha Khurana, played by Rakul Preet Singh, a 26-year-old who is posing as a stripper at his friend’s bachelor party. Both start dating and eventually begin a serious relationship. Ashish’s friend and psychologist Samir Khanna, played by Javed Jaffrey, is skeptical over Ayesha at first but is later convinced of her legitimacy. Ashish informs her, rather late, that he is separated from his wife Manju Rao, played by Tabu, and his children who live in India. Hearing this, their relationship suffers a setback, especially when Ashish reveals that he is too old to have children.
- IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
- Director: Akiv Ali
- Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Luv Ranjan, Ankur Garg
- Cast: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Rakul Preet Singh
8. Gone Kesh
Gone Kesh is a comedy drama, following a teenage girl and her battle with alopecia. Directed by debutant Qasim Khallow, the movie stars Shweta Tripathi and Jitendra Kumar. One of the more acclaimed movies about health and society, Gone Kesh garnered a lot of respect for its incredibly dramatic story. Easily one of the best Hindi comedy movies of 2019.
Renuka Vyavahare of The Times of India gives three and a half stars out of five and mentions, “Despite the film’s languid pace, this one’s a winner – hair or no hair. It also reminds you that good people end up with good people, always.” Hindustan Times rates the film two and half stars out of five and says “.. despite its short-comings, Gone Kesh, is one feeble yet brave attempt.”
- IMDB Rating: 7.0/10
- Director: Qasim Khallow
- Producer: Dhiraj Ghosh
- Cast: Shweta Tripathi, Jitendra Kumar, Vipin Sharma, Deepika Amin, Brijendra Kala
9. Motichoor Chaknachoor
Another comedy drame, directed by Debamitra Biswal, the movie stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Atiya Shetty in lead roles. Nawaz earned incredible praise for his performance in the movie and it became an instant hit as soon as it was released on Netflix. Caught up in controversy during the final days, the movie still managed to find itself liked by audiences. It was easily one of the best rom-com movies of 2019.
Anita “Annie” Awasthi, is a girl from a middle-class family in Bhopal. She has turned down several marriage proposals since she is desperate to leave India and settle abroad. Her determination to remain single and move abroad has caused a lot of stress for her parents. One fine day Annie finds out that her neighbor’s son, Pushpinder Tyagi, has come back from his job in Dubai and returned to Bhopal for marriage. Pushpinder is 36 years old and desperate to marry a girl no matter what. His mother, Indu, meanwhile, is concerned about how much dowry her son can fetch. Annie’s unmarried aunt, Prabha, encourages Annie to convince Pushpinder to marry her so she can leave India and fulfill her wishes.
- IMDB Rating: 5.8/10
- Director: Debamitra Biswal
- Producer: Rajesh Bhatia, Kiran Bhatia, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
- Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Athiya Shetty
Pagalpanti is a 2019 Indian comedy film directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar under the banner of T-Series along with Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak under the banner of Panorama Studios. The film stars an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz, Arshad Warsi, Urvashi Rautela, Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda and Saurabh Shukla in the lead roles.
The movie revolves around 3 men who are perceived as losers by the society and wish to get rich quick. They, along with their respective girlfriends, hatch a plan to con two gangsters.
- IMDB Rating: 3.1/10
- Director: Anees Bazmee
- Producer: Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar under T-Series and Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak under Panorama Studios
- Cast: Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz, Arshad Warsi, Urvashi Rautela, Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda and Saurabh Shukla.
11. Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi
Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi is a 2019 Indian family drama film directed by Seema Pahwa and produced by Jio Studios and Drishyam Films. It features a cast of Naseeruddin Shah, Vikrant Massey, Konkona Sen Sharma, Parambrata Chatterjee, Supriya Pathak, Manoj Pahwa, Vinay Pathak, and Vineet Kumar. The film also marks the directorial debut for Seema Pahwa, who also wrote the film based on her own play called Pind Daan.
The film premiered at the Mumbai Film Festival on 17 October 2019 and was theatrically released on 1 January 2021. It was received well and was one of the best Hindi comedy movies of 2019.
The plot revolves around Ramprasad’s family. All members gather at his ancestral home in Lucknow for 13 days after Ramprasad passes away. They are there to perform and observe the Hindu traditions and death rituals of tehrvi. During the course of the movie, the family’s dynamics, politics, and insecurities show up.
- IMDB Rating: 7.6/10
- Director: Seema Pahwa
- Producer: Jio Studios and Drishyam Films
- Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Vikrant Massey, Konkona Sen Sharma, Parambrata Chatterjee, Vinay Pathak, Supriya Pathak, Manoj Pahwa, and Vineet Kumar.
12. The Fakir of Venice
The Fakir of Venice is a 2019 Hindi comedy-drama movie directed by Anand Surapur. The film stars Farhan Akhtar, Annu Kapoor and Kamal Sidhu, and is written by Rajesh Devraj with a story from Homi Adajania. It was introduced as Opening Night Film in April 2009 at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. It was released on 8 February 2019. The film’s release was postponed for a very long time because of creation related issues and since it also was Akhtar’s first acting job. The music is created by A. R. Rahman. When it comes to the best Hindi comedy movies of 2019, The Fakir of Venice deserves a spot.
The film received mixed reviews. Isha Arora of TIMC gave it seven stars out of ten and states, “Surapur’s directorial is a well-thought and shot movie and the brilliant performances by the two lead actors will win everyone’s heart. We wish that The Fakir of Venice could have been released on the silver screen, much sooner but it’s definitely worth a watch.”
- IMDB Rating: 5.1/10
- Director: Anand Surapur
- Story: Homi Adajania
- Producer: October Films
- Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Annu Kapoor and Kamal Sidhu.
13. Judgemental Hai Kya
Judgementall Hai Kya is a 2019 Indian dark comedy movie directed by Prakash Kovelamudi, with screenplay by Kanika Dhillon featuring Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut. Produced by Ekta Kapoor, the film was delivered in India on 26 July 2019. It is a very clever film with a ton of dark jokes. Easily of the best Bollywood comedy movies of 2019.
The film starts by showing Bobby, played by Ranaut, as a peculiar well off young lady living alone in Mumbai and functioning as a dubbing artist. During childhood, she had intervened in a fight between her folks, making them tumble off the terrace to their demise. At a point when a producer touches her at work, she responds by cutting his nose with a blade.
- IMDB Rating: 5.9/10
- Director: Prakash Kovelamudi
- Producer: Ekta Kapoor
- Cast: Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut.
14. Made in China
Made in China is a 2019 Indian comedy movie directed by Mikhil Musale. Produced by Dinesh Vijan under Maddock Films, the film stars Rajkummar Rao, Mouni Roy, Boman Irani, and investigates the tale of a Gujarati businessman, played by Rao, who goes to China to expand his business possibilities. The film is based on the novel of a similar name by Parinda Joshi. Photography for the movie started in September 2018 and finished up in May 2019. At first intended to be delivered in August 2019. The film was delivered in India on 25 October 2019, during Diwali.
The film starts during a social event in Gujarat. A Chinese agent, General Zeng, consumes a product called Tiger Soup and kicks the bucket. The examination concerning his passing point towards the Tiger Soup as a potential reason for death. Its maker, Raghuvir “Raghu” Mehta gives up himself to the authorities.
- IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
- Director: Mikhil Musale
- Producer: Dinesh Vijan under Maddock Films
- Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Mouni Roy, and Boman Irani.
15. Good Newwz
Great Newwz is a 2019 Indian comedy movie directed by Raj Mehta in his first time at the helm and produced by Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Hiroo Yash Johar, Shashank Khaitan and Aruna Bhatia under their individual production companies, Dharma Productions and Cape of Good Films. Featuring Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani, the film rotates around two couples tryst with in vitro treatment. The shooting started in November 2018 and was finished in April 2019. It was delivered in India on 27 December 2019.
The film starts with Varun Batra who is the CEO of a Volkswagen showroom in Mumbai and his significant other, Deepti Batra, who is a celebrity journalis. The two are a cheerfully hitched couple going on seven years, yet battle to conceive a child. Varun’s sister Richa recommends the couple meet rumored fertility expert Anand Joshi, who proposes they do in vitro fertilization (IVF), a technique that will up their odds of conceiving. They concur.
- IMDB Rating: 7.0/10
- Director: Raj Mehta
- Producer: Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Hiroo Yash Johar, Shashank Khaitan and Aruna Bhatia under their banners Dharma Productions and Cape of Good Films.
- Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani.
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Bollywood comedy movies are some of the funniest. Obviously, we relate to them more than world audiences, but there are also a lot of cult classics that have grossed a lot of money worldwide. Bollywood comedy movies of 2019 were lackluster but there were a few that really hit the mark in terms of humor while maintaining high levels of social commentary. If you like Bollywood comedies, the movies that came out in 2019 might be a great year to look into. Hindi comedy movies of 2019, the best ones are listed above.