Bollywood movies are remembered by their dialogues. Who doesn’t remember Ranveer Singh saying ‘Bajirao ne Mastani se mohabbat ki hai, ayyashi nahi’? We all say the dialogue with Shah Rukh Khan when he says ‘Senorita, badi badi deshon mein choti choti baatien hoti rehti hai.’
There are forgettable dialogues and then there are dialogues that stay with us long after the film is done. We use these dialogues when we feel that reality has overwhelmed us.
But do you know who has written these dialogues?
#1 Sholay – Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar
‘Inn kutto ke saamne matt naachna’
No one says it better than Dharam paaji. Every dialogue in this movie is iconic. The dialogues were written by the legendary duo- Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar.
#2 Shahenshah- Inder Raj Anand
‘Rishtey mein toh hum tumhare baap hote hai’
This dialogue and Amitabh Bachchan’s way of saying it are inseparable. You can’t even say it anyone else’s tone, can you? That was penned by Inder Raj Anand.
#3 Deewar – Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar
‘Mere paas Maa hai’.
Deewar is yet another classic written by the extremely talented duo- Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar.
#4 Don – Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar
‘Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi, naamumkin hai’
This movie is what it is because of the dialogues and of course, Amitabh Bachchan. Salim-Javed have given Bollywood some unforgettable lines.
#5 Anand – Gulzar Saab
‘Babumoshai, zindagi badi honi chahiye, lambi nahi.’
Gulzar’s words have their way, they always do.
#6 The Dirty Picture – Rajat Arora
‘Zindagi jab ek baar mile tab do baar kya sochna?’
There were many memorable dialogues in this movie and all the credit goes to Rajat Arora.
#7 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai – Karan Johar
‘Pyaar dosti hai.’
The dialogues too were written by Karan Johar.
#8 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani– Hussain Dalal
’22 tak padhai, 25 pe naukri, 26 pe chokri, 30 pe bachche, 60 pe retirement … aur phir maut ka intezaar … dhat aaisi ghisi piti life thodi jeena chahta hoon’
#9 Bajirao Mastani – Prakash Kapadiya
‘Aap humse humari zindagi maang lete, hum aapko khushi khushi de dete. Par aapne toh humse humara guroor hi cheen liya.’
Prakash Kapadiya is the man behind these words.
#10 Tamasha – Imtiaz Ali
‘Ye sab nakli hai tum toh nadi mein mooh daalkar paani peete ho yaar jaanwar ki tarah tum toh pahado se baatein karte ho tum woh ho.’
‘Wahi kahaani phir ek baar, majnu ne liye kapde far, maar tamasha beech bazaar.’