Laugh Out Loud: Comedy Flicks from 2017 to ROFL With

Yearning to get a chance to laugh out loud this week? Check out the Top 10 Comedy Films of 2017 and Go Rolling On the Floor with Laughter!

By Neha Jha

May 20, 2018

You need comedy, we need comedy, everyone needs comedy in our lives. The ability to laugh at something or at oneself is an art people need to learn in this fast-paced world where everything is taken so seriously. That is why we have comedy films to make us laugh, to lighten up, to know that sometimes funny things can happen to us.


Enough said. If you wish to laugh out loud this weekend or like they say, ROFL, there are plenty of Bollywood comedy films to keep you company. Comedy Movies in Bollywood have changed a lot in the past decades. While early films were more about satire and sarcasm, we have loads of real incidents put forth in the current crop of films. Not all of them are good, however. Crass humor, offensive jokes, homophobia, and sexism have entered comedy and these can make you cringe rather than laugh.

The Best of Comedy 2017

Nevertheless, you can find some good films coming out every year who succeed in entertaining people and making them laugh. The year 2017 was no different. While we are witnessing a lot of comedy films being made this year, 2017 also made people laugh out loud! We take a look at the top 10 comedy films of 2017

Golmaal Again:

Cast - Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, Tabu, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Khemu.

Budget - ₹80 Crores

BO collection - ₹311.05 Crores

Director - Rohit Shetty

The fourth in Rohit Shetty’s successful franchise, the cast regulars are Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, and Tusshar Kapoor. This film entertained the audience on account of its laughter riots, funny situations and the encounter with friendly spirits the group has when they visit the orphanage they grew up in. Though critics were cringing by the film, Golmaal Again became the fourth-highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2017. If you don’t look for logic or can handle a few forced laughs, this movie is for you.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha:

Cast - Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar

Budget - ₹18 Crores

BO collection - ₹216.58 Crores

Director - Shree Narayan Singh

Yes, it is a film with a serious social message. But, the reason why it became so successful is that it made people laugh at the way hygiene is taken in our country and the kind of logic people make to not have toilets constructed inside their homes. You are sure to be entertained by this film and laugh at how hopeless Akshay Kumar’s character Keshav becomes in certain situations. And you will see how these kind of things are the problems people in our country deal with on a regular basis.

Jolly LLB 2:

Cast - Akshay Kumar, Huma Qureshi, Annu Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla

Budget - ₹30 Crores

BO collection - ₹1.97 Billion

Director - Subhash Kapoor

Akshay Kumar might have moved towards movies with a social message. But, he keeps the comedy angle in it alive. That is why his movies have so many takers even today. A film depicting the fault in our judiciary system and the police force which stages fake encounters many times and shields the perpetrator, it also had good rounds of comedy. Huma Qureshi became a superb side-kick to Akshay’s character Jolly who re-opens a fake encounter case out of guilt. And there are no words for Saurabh Shukla’s performance and comic timing. Watch it for him, apart from Akshay Kumar.

Hindi Medium:

Cast - Irfan Khan, Saba Qamar, Deepak Dobriyal, Dishita Sehgal

Budget -  ₹23 Crores

BO collection - ₹334.36 Crores

Director - Saket Chaudhary

The film won critical acclaim and was the winner of two Filmfare Awards - Best Film and Best Actor for Irfan. It is also one of the highest grossing films of all time. What worked in the film’s favor was a depiction of major Indian issues like parenting, education system, class mobility, poverty and corruption with a slice of humor in every angle. And when you have Deepak Dobriyal, you can expect laughter coming from all sides. How can we forget his “Shuddh Garib” dialogue? Check the film out and you’d know what we are talking about.

Judwaa 2:

Cast - Varun Dhawan, Taapsee Pannu, Jacqueline Fernandez

Budget -  ₹65 Crores

BO collection - ₹227.59 Crores

Director - David Dhawan

We remember the Judwaa starring Salman Khan in the 90s. Papa Dhawan had made the film back in the day and he returned with his son to do the same as a sequel to the former. The film is an out and out comedy flick and you should watch it solely to laugh at the antics of Raja and Prem, two separated twins who lead different lives and one day, come face to face. The film became the 6th highest grossing film of 2017.

Badrinath Ki Dulhania:

Cast - Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt

Budget-  ₹450 Million

BO Collection - ₹2069.5 Million

Director - Shashank Khaitan

The 9th highest grossing film of 2017, the film was also based on a social issue centered around a love story. However, Varun played the role of a small town guy brought up in a conservative household who develops the antics of a typical small town spoilt brat. The scenes between him and Alia, who plays Vaidehi, an ambitious girl, is sure to keep you on the hilts with its humor. It can make for an entertaining watch interspersed with social drama.

Bareilly Ki Barfi:

Cast - Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, Rajkumar Rao

Budget - ₹20 Crore

BO Collection - ₹58.75 Crores

Director - Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

If there’s one comedy flick from 2017 you shouldn’t miss under any circumstance (we insist), it is this marvelous film by a woman director! Yes, you see, women can make people laugh too! The film depicts a small-town love triangle in a far more realistic manner than any other film ever. But, let us warn you about the twists and turns that the film has. You will find yourself getting dazed by the confusion and wonder how the film is going to end! This is something most comedy films fail to achieve. But, Bareilly Ki Barfi succeeds in doing the same wonderfully. Also, listen out for Javed Akhtar’s amazing narration of the story in the film.

Jagga Jasoos:

Cast - Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saurabh Shukla, Saswata Chatterjee

Budget - ₹131 Crores

BO Collection - ₹83.35 Crores

Director - Anurag Basu

Yes, we know you are thinking why we have a flop film on the list. Well, that’s the thing about comedy! They don’t always need to break box office records to be watchable. The movie was starkly different from the kind of movies made in Indian cinema. It might remind you of Hollywood flicks like The Lion King and others at many places. The narration is musical, entirely made in songs, since the protagonist Jagga suffers from the stammer. But, the Tintin like scenario, the chase and the arms conflict which happens in Assam has been beautifully portrayed in the film. Anurag Basu took a long time to make this film and there were several controversies surrounding it, including cutting off Govinda’s part in the film. Nevertheless, it makes for a good watch. Saswata Chatterjee (aka Bob Biswas) is the heart and soul of the film and Katrina, for once, makes the audience laugh by falling off from buildings!

Fukrey Returns:

Cast - Pulkit Samrat, Richa Chadda, Ali Fazal, Manjot Singh, Varun Sharma, Priya Anand, Vishakha Singh, Pankaj Tripathi

Budget - ₹30 Crores

BO Collection - ₹120.83 Crores

Director - Mrigdeep Singh Lamba

The sequel to 2013 hit Fukrey, the movie had the same cast and was a continuation of the original story. If you enjoyed watching Fukrey, you will enjoy this too. The dream chase involving a tiger, the cat and mouse play when the Fukras try evading the return of Bholi Punjaban from prison and the trivialities they encounter will make you giggle as you go along. Though most critics did praise the prequel rather than this installment, it does make for a good watch and cool humor.

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan:

Cast - Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar

Budget - ₹25 Crores

Box office collections - ₹64.54 Crores

Director - R.S Prasanna

In a country where anything remotely related to sex is frowned upon, we have a film talking about the hush-hush problem of erectile dysfunction. The wry humor is so to-the-point that you will laugh at the way Ayushmann’s character Mudit suffers from the problem and is not able to deal with it because of the regressive society he lives in. A love story in which he reunites with his Dum Laga Ke Haisha co-star Bhumi, you will find yourself laughing endlessly while realizing how many men suffer from the lack of proper information on erectile dysfunction. It’s rare to find such light-hearted portrayal of such a serious issue. We say you don’t miss this one.

Get a great dose of laughter this week with these amazing comedy films from the year 2017 and brace yourselves to watch more such laugh riots this year as well.

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