Genuinely funny cop movies are few and far apart in our current Bollywood scenario. You’ll see movies range from the totally bizarre to the “worst director in Bollywood” kind, yet they never manage to squeeze a giggle out of you. Granted, we should take the movies with a pinch of salt, but at least gives us our money’s worth. Let’s run against the tide and name some of the funniest cop movies you’ll find in Bollywood.
7. Main Khiladi Tu Anari
Made in 1994, it starred Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and Shilpa Shetty. While Akshay portrays a typical cop, it’s hard not to find some of his dialogues irresistibly funny, whereas Saif is blandly portrayed as the funny guy.
The movie worked, grossing 3 times what it cost to make the movie in the first place, and if you watch it, you’ll know why. This is one of the best cop portrayals by a ‘100 crore’ actor.
Yes, it was a remake. No, it’s not meant to be genuinely funny but how can you keep a straight face with Ajay Devgan in a cop suit, tossing guys twice his size, all over the place? I mean come on, the facial hair speaks for itself.
And add to that the commercial brilliance of Rohit Shetty and you’re bound to end up watching it, even if you don’t like any of the elements I’ve mentioned. Maybe too many bad cooks stew up an insanely tasty dish.
5. Dhoom 2
The commercial success of the Dhoom series is exponential with every release, yet one thing they’ve managed to retain is the comic element. Now this isn’t necessarily laugh out loud comedy but pairing two of the most untalented actors in Bollywood together as the protagonists make for a hurl of laughs.
Uday Chopra just looks and acts stupid throughout the series whereas Abhishek trying to portray a stellar, smart cop is in itself a hilarious act. Let’s not kid ourselves, Dhoom was never meant to be about the cops. But they pull it off, somehow.
4. Lal Baadshah
Ah Amit ji, how the apple fell so far from the tree. The 1999 movie Lal Baadshah has Mr. Bachchan playing a dual role in which he acts as a cop and a loving son when he isn’t. This isn’t a cop-centric movie, but when he’s Ranbhir Singh, he’s one of the funniest cops on screen.
The movie is filled with laughs and moody moments alike, because of the plot, but the laughter keeps coming back, making this one of the better cop movies in Bollywood.
The only one who can really give Mr. Bachchan a run for his money is SRK, and he’s pulled of an amazing detective in Baadshah. Alongside Twinkle Khanna (who’s excruciatingly hot), the two put on such a show for the audience.
His comic timing has always known to be genius but it’s on full display here and whether you like him or not, you’re going to ROFL throughout the movie.
The remake of Pokiri wasn’t’ meant to be funny, I’m sure, but no movie with Salman Khan isn’t funny anymore. Whether it’s to watch him act the words off the script, his amazing finesse and grace when he dances or just the incredible emotions he makes you feel when he delivers his ‘punch’ dialogues, the audience just can’t get enough of him.
Wanted made for one of the funniest cop spectacles in Bollywood history, bringing him back to life after a dry spell (7 flops in a row). Post Wanted, of course, he’s seen nothing but the clouds.
I tried, but I just couldn’t deny him the top two spots, mostly because this ridiculous movie has actually inspired many civilians to take crime into their own hands. Such a profound effect Sallu’s had as Chulbul Pandey, Dabangg smashed all the Bollywood records when it released.
The things Sallu can do in any movie is beyond our layman’s imagination to comprehend, especially when he’s in full swing. Hats off Sallu; you made not have made anyone’s ‘best actor’ list, ever, but you’ve certainly stolen the first and second spot on mine.