Ten Bollywood Comedies That Made Us Cry

Ridhima Sinha , 23 Jul 2013

 The recent buzz around Ghanchakkar and the subsequent torture that I was subjected to at the hands of the much-hyped Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi starer has made me think about all the recent slew of comedies that try too hard to be funny and end up making us want to kill ourselves (or the director.)

I have actually seen way too many average comedies recently but these ten hit such an ultimate low that I just had to warn you about them!

1) RACE 2

Ameesha Patel and Anil Kapoor in Race 2
Ameesha Patel and Anil Kapoor in Race 2

I know that this one was meant to be a thriller but the whole Anil KapoorAmeesha Patel angle was a torturous sleaze fest.

The constant “women” and “fruit” reference was pretty disgusting in the first part with a senior actor like Anil Kapoor consenting to be a part of such cringeworthy stuff and this time around it made me really sick. Read: 5 Things That Will Make You Go WTF While Watching Race 2.

2) BUDDHA MAR GAYA

Buddha Mar Gaya movie poster | photo courtesy impawards.com
Buddha Mar Gaya movie poster | photo courtesy impawards.com

Anything with Rakhi Sawant can never be funny for me, but the fact that veteran actors like Anupam KherOm Puri and Paresh Rawal agreed to be a part of this was the last nail in the coffin.

3) RASCALS

Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn and Kangana Ranaut in Rascals
Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn and Kangana Ranaut in Rascals

I happened to watch (or should I say endure) a part of this movie on television and although David Dhawan has given us rib-tickling comedies like Hero No.1 and Biwi No.1, this one was a real disappointment with its innuendos, potshots at popular movies and seriously unbearable overacting.

4) TEES MAAR KHAN

Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar in Tees Maar Khan | photo courtesy india-forums.com
Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar in Tees Maar Khan | photo courtesy india-forums.com

After Main Hoon Na, the expectations from Farah Khan were sky high but this was probably the worst movie I’ve seen in ages.

The comedy was so cheap and forced and the story was so random that you couldn’t help but vow that you wouldn’t watch something like this again even if you were paid to do it.

5) GOLMAAL 3

Golmaal 3 movie poster |photo courtesy moviesfromindia.in
Golmaal 3 movie poster

The first movie in the franchise was genuinely funny, the second one had its moments but Rohit Shetty and the series were at an all-time low with the third part. Every actor seemed like he was trying too hard to be funny and it was far from an actual sequel.

The movie did manage to rake in the moolah just like the first two parts but even actors like Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor could not make this one remotely likeable.

6) HOUSEFULL 2

A still from Housefull 2 |photo india-forums.com
A still from Housefull 2 |photo india-forums.com

Sajid Khan‘s comic caper sequel was just as bad as the first one or maybe a tad worse. The sick animal humour and the Ranjit reference coupled with all the annoying dialogue and some awful acting makes you want to scream for help.

7) DOUBLE DHAMAAL

Double Dhamaal |photo courtesy buzztrashers.com
Double Dhamaal |photo courtesy buzztrashers.com

This movie was a complete disaster with all the ingredients for a perfect comic nightmare. Too much overacting, awful mimicry and distasteful sexist and racist humour all added to the torture it inflicted and we can only pray that the director, Indra Kumar doesn’t plan another sequel.

8) READY

Salman Khan and Asin in Ready | photo courtesy ibnlive.com
Salman Khan and Asin in Ready | photo courtesy ibnlive.com

I know that Salman Khan‘s mega fan following doesn’t actually watch his movies for the script or the acting but for pure entertainment but I would have loved if there was some semblance of logical reasoning or at least a story.

The dialogues were horrifyingly silly and it felt like a movie from the 80s with shady villains who were annoying and comedy that was way too predictable.

9) GOD TUSSI GREAT HO

God Tussi Great Ho movie ppster | photo courtesy desimusic.net
God Tussi Great Ho movie ppster | photo courtesy desimusic.net

Rumy Jafry‘s remake of Bruce Almigthy was so painfully slow and generally random. Even the generally exciting Salman KhanPriyanka Chopra chemistry could not salvage this sinking ship.

10) KYA SUPER KOOL HAIN HUM

Kya Super Kool Hain Hum | photo courtesy zik17.com
Kya Super Kool Hain Hum | photo courtesy zik17.com

The movie feels like a series of bad gags with sickening adult jokes that is not even remotely funny. The impish humour, objectionable dialogue and the offensive tone of voice make this a movie goer’s worst nightmare.

Having talked about all these bad attempts at being funny, I have to admit that Bollywood has in the last decade or so managed to redeem itself with genuinely funny flicks like 3 IdiotsHera Pheri, the Munnabhai movies and Vicky Donor. I genuinely wish that directors and scriptwriters would take inspiration from classics like BawarchiChupke Chupke or my ultimate favorite comedy of all times, Andaz Apna Apna and work on situational comedies that work better and induce more laughs than forced slapstick humor.

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