A good movie, however, dramatic or action-packed requires some comic relief. This may come in the form of the central characters exchanging some amusing dialogues or a character whose sole purpose would be to make the audience laugh. The recent attempts at a full-fledged comedy movie might have made us cringe but there were times when there were comedy movies that would make us laugh till we cry.
One of the prominent features of these comedy movies were that the central characters would often come in pairs. These comic duos would own the screen with their antics and comic timing. Thinking of them still might make you chuckle. Here are some duos who stand out whenever we think about the riots they starred in.
Andaz Apna Apna (1994) is a classic and whoever disagrees can deal with Crime Master Gogo. In spite of a spectacular cast who excelled at comedy, the lead duo Amar and Prem stole the show. It is a shame that this duo hasn't worked together in a movie since then. This pair certainly knew how to put a smile on everyone's faces.
Another duo fresh on our minds is the one from the Munnabhai series. Munna and Circuit clearly are made for each other. With talks of the third movie coming up next year, we cannot wait to see them in action.
Movies like Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999) and Jodi No. 1 (2001) represent the David Dhawan style comedy movies for us. They really create a laughter treat on screen and we would love to see more of them soon. Incidentally, both actors have also had some reasonable amount of success teaming with Salman Khan in Chal Mere Bhai (2000) and Partner (2007), respectively.
Who can forget the duo's antics in Bheja Fry (2007)? A movie with them as leads cannot go wrong as they deliver straight-faced humor. Their brand of comedy is more focused on satire than hilarious antics. It is still truly entertaining.
The 'Angry Young Man' and the 'He-Man' of Bollywood certainly know how to throw punches and deliver punchlines. Their movie Chupke Chupke (1975) is still considered one of the best and who can forget Jai-Veeru of Sholay. We would certainly love to see more of them.
The original Golmaal (1979) is still an all-time favorite of ours. These two together owned the genre when it came to delivering this comedy of errors.
Naseeruddin Shah – Ravi Baswani
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983) which is considered among the top 25 movies of all time was a satire of the Indian political system and is still relevant today. Although the movie had a lot of memorable moments, the comic timing between Naseeruddin Shah and Ravi Baswani was certainly the highlight.
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