Top 10 Bollywood Satirical Comedies That Made Us Reflect On Our Own Shortcomings In The Funniest Way Possible
Once in a blue moon comes a satirical comedy in Bollywood that tickles our funny bone and also leaves us with something to reflect upon with regard to the society we live in. There is a bunch of these beautiful films that we love, be it the 1983 cult classic Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron or the latest Bollywood release Hindi Medium, the cases lifted by these films are our ironic everyday realities and we loved who the makers blew our minds with the simple concepts.
Take a look at some of Bollywood’s best social satires so far –
PK – Aamir Khan plays an alien who gets lost on Earth and in the process of finding his way back, exposes some real issues based on religious differences. The film is one of India’s highest grossers and was received well by the audiences.
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Pepli Live – Making a case of farmers suicide in the country, this film was India’s official entry to the Oscars in 2011. A farmer from Peepli decides to take his life to get his loans waived off and the matter becomes a ball game between the politicians and the media.
Munna Bhai MBBS – The Indian obsession with the practice of medicine and how the practice is devoid of compassion was exposed in the most beautiful way possible. How one student changes all of that made it one of the most wonderful films of all times.
Oh My God – Akshay Kumar playing god himself in a movie where a man files a case against god made a curious case and was totally worth the watch. Challenging as winning the case seems the entire religious system fall in line against him.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron – A cult classic in Bollywood, the film takes a dig at politics, bureaucracy, and media and is a hilarious watch starring Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Pankaj Kapoor and Om Puri. You have watch this unraveling of a murder mystery that takes hilarious turns.
Khosla Ka Ghosla – A story of a man who buys plot and gets into the mucky web of a property dealer who takes illegal possession of the plot and then blackmails him. The film is a laugh riot and was the winner of the national award for the best feature film in 2006.
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Jolly LLB – A small lawyer files a PIL against his icon to earn 4 innocent workers their rights. The court room drama is witty and exposes judicial corruption and the ruthlessness of the upper class.
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Khatta Meetha – A road contractor faces troubles from home and his ex girlfriend but his family continues to make money by illegal means by hook or crook while his struggle to fulfill his ambition continues. The film is funny but also really ironic.
3 Idiots – With a society obsessed with doctor and engineers one passionate guy breaks all norms to show that it is important to love what you do and not run in the rat race for money or success. The film started a whole lengthy debate and was immensely successful internationally.
Hindi Medium – Irrfan Khan is at his funny best in the film about affluent parents trying to get their daughter get into an English medium school. The film takes a funny turns and makes us ponder over our obsession with the English language.
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No matter what the films are most creative yet the simplest ways we have been made to think about matters that we usually take for granted and we truly need more of them.