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Comedy in Indian Cinema
Comedy in Indian Cinema

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Comic Relief is an essential part of cinema. ... How much importance of Comic relief has been given in Indian cinema can we really say that Comedy in indian cinema has glorified it further

Posted On : 03/25/09 1:00:06 AM

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There are many movies being made where comedy is found. Films like Padosan, Hungama, Malamal Weekly, Hulchul, Bhulhulaiya, hera Pheri and its sequence has lots of serious comedy that really tickles every Indian movie lover. In case of regional Indian movies like Ekti Raat, Share Chuattor, Ashite Ashio Na Bengali movies, we find lots of comedy along with a proper story line. In other words, comedy in these movies is beautifully mingled with the sequences that happen in the movie. At present, many movies are in the making that promises to make the Indian film lovers really sit back and watch them till the very end.

Posted On : 03/26/09 5:31:45 AM

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The evolution of Indian comedy and humor as an art form has got an interesting history behind it. In the medieval India, a class of the folk entertainers called Nakkal, Bhands, Baharupi, Bhagatiya had a peculiar style of entertaining people, thereby mingling wonderful performances full of songs and music. that was just the beginning of the journey of COMEDY in Indian entertainment scenario as an individual artform. After the introduction of indian cinema comedy gained a rather new dimension. The comic genre in Indian cinema has undergone great changes form the time of its conception. Comedy was previously a part of films. Humor was, thus, utilized as a comic relief. Actors like, Johnny Walker, were the first comic actors of the Indian cinema. Later came Mehmood, IS Johar, Premnath, Bhagwan, Kishore Kumar, Keshto Mukherjee, Johnny Lever and others. The first comedy flick in Hindi was Albela 1951 . The film was well accepted by the audience. Comic relief is indeed necessary and in the Indian cinema the presence of comic relief is so rich and boisterous that it gave birth to a particular genre, the Comic Genre. i cannot agree with the point that Comic relief as is known by the book is yet to arrive in a pan Indian scenario.... Comic relief was there since the remote past..With changing times the definition of comedians changed. Today the lead actors are frequently seen in our and out comedy movies. However i Just cant term these as ill timings. Contemporary film directors like David Dhawan and Priyadarshan brought back the comic genre. Most of Dhawan s films have Govinda, Salman and Karisma in the lead. Haseena Maan Jayeegi, Jodi No. 1, Hero No.1, Mujhse Shaadi Karoge, Partner and many more are credited to David Dhawan. Comedy in these movies cant be termed as ill timing or something like that Priyadarshan is one of the most popular directors in Indian cinema. A versatile director he has made films in several languages and genres.

Posted On : 03/26/09 5:54:21 AM

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Comedy films to Indian people in recent years basically means farcial govinda flicks like rajaji,dulara and many more which make you anything but laugh. Hera pheri which was directed by priyadarshan and had akshay kumar,suniel shetty ,om puriand paresh rawal in it.the film basically was how an old drunken landlord and his two tenants try to make fast money after hearing about rich girl kidnapping because of an cross connection.the films biggest asset was paresh rawal in role of baburao .paresh rawal is absoulately brilliant in this role and also comic timing between akshay and suniel is quite good. Chupke chupke was directed by hrishikesh mukerjee and had dharmendra,amitabh,om prakash and sharmila tagore in it.the film basically was how parimal tripathy an botanist tries to outwit his brother in law who is considered to be very clever by his wife by disguising as an driver.the film had good clean script and comic timing between dharmendra and om prakash is excellent.the best scene in the movie is when he asks om prakash about abnormalities in english language. Andaz apna apna was directed by rajkumarsantoshi and had aamir khan,salman khan,raveena,karisma,shakti kapoor and paresh rawal in it.the film basically was about how two small town lukhas dream of becoming rich by marrying a rich girl and also had twin plot of twin brothers.aamir khan and salman khan comic timing is excellent but it is shakti kapoor as grandmaster gogo makes us laugh most The film Golmaal, directed by hrishikesh mukherjee had amol palekar ,utpal dutt,deven verma in it.the film is basically about how ram sharma lies to get an job and how he cooks a fictional story about twin brother,mother when he is caught and comedy of errors arising out of it.utpal dutt and amol palekar are brilliant in film. Jaane bhi do yaaron was a off beat flick that has to be given numero uno crown in this category. The film directed by kundan sha which had nasseruddin shah,ravi baswani,satish shah,pankaj kapur,om puri and bhakti barve in it .the basic story was how two small time photographers who are hire by editor in order to expose builder -bmc nexus get involved in bigger fracas when they stumble upon more facts.the mahabharat scence has to be best scene ever as it is quite hilarious and nasser ravi baswani and satish shah as the dead body are excellent.

Posted On : 03/30/09 3:05:40 AM

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Comedy in the films have become main part, without which all films are incomplete. Horror films also include comedy.

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Riya Sen
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As we are discussing about comedy in Indian Cinema, I want to point out one more thing. We have seen actor like Govinda, Chunky Pandey and recently Akshay Kumar doing many comedy films and they have become superhit too. But when it comes to an actress, comedian are usually not seen in the lead roles. Sri Devi has done a little and Rekha has show her funny bone in Khubsoorat, can u find out some more interesting female comedian in Indian cinema?

Posted On : 04/10/09 12:04:40 AM

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I am sajeev from kerala. trivandrum the capital city. I have been serching for an aricle on history of comedy in india. this is an excellent article that i got in the area of comedy in india. can u refer any textbooks or any other form of information for my the detail study.

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A comedy is a work in which the materials are selected and managed primarily in order to interest, involve and amuse us. In view of comic relief we may mean the episodes which occur merely for alleviating tension. Comedy has been integrated with Indian cinema as q with u . During 50s, 60s and 70s comic sequences or episodes used to be the essential ingredients. A host of brilliant actors were branded as comedians who were used as instruments to drift the flow of the gravity of the main plot. Johny Walker, Mehmood, Agha, Bhagawan, Sundar, Mukri and several others were put to effect comic relief. Outright comedy moviews, in which the protagonists were themselves comic-generators were few and far between. Kishor Kumar Half-Ticket, Delhi Ka Thag, Chalti Ka Naam Gadi etc belonged to this genre. Mehmood broke ground in 70s by bringing about serio-comic convention. It was Ram Aur Shyam , in which Dilip Kumar, the legendary tragic-hero shouldered the task of generating laughter and mirth. Needless to say, he was successful through and through. Then came Padosan , a mile-stone in comedy-convention. In course of time, the Indian cinema has experienced a graduation by projecting the themes abound in with humours, allied with social messages. The films like Munna Bhai MBBS and Lage Raho , Billu , Three Idiots and so provide a third dimension. It is promising to appreciate that the fresh-blood heros are now being used to call forth comedy-roles, and are no longer declassed from the class of heros, as it used to be during the by-gone eras.

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i would like to know about the hindi comic film promotions.

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