(Last Updated on : 27/09/2013)
comedians seek to entertain their audience, primarily by making them laugh. This act might be performed through jokes or amusing situations, or acting a fool, as in clowning, or employing additional comedy. The concept of comedians has come into Indian cinema
long ago and it has become well implied in commercial films. However, nowadays offbeat films also have implicit comedy in it. Indian film industry possesses many talented and unforgettable comedians, working in different regional films.
Hindi Film Comedians
Hindi film industry consists of some of the most talented comedians who have make viewers roll with laughter every time they watched their films. Asrani, Johnny Walker
, Kader Khan
, Paresh Rawal
, Javed Jaffrey
, Rajpal Yadav
, Keshto Mukherjee
, Jagdeep and Shakti Kapoor
are some of the notable film comedians of Bollywood or the Hindi film industry. Asrani who acted in 'Himmatwala', 'Khatta Meeta', etc., Johnny Walker who acted in 'Pyaar Ki Baatein' and others, Govinda who acted in 'Banarasi Babu' and others, Keshto Mukherjee who acted in 'Meherbani' and others are some of the famous comedy Hindi films of all time.
Bengali Film Comedians
, Bhanu Banerjee, Rabi Ghosh
, Anup Kumar, Rudranil Ghosh, Chinmoy Roy and Santosh Dutta are a few actors in Bengali films
who are worth mentioning when it comes to Bengali film comedians. Utpal Dutta was primarily a theatre
personality and undoubtedly one of the most versatile actors that the sub continent had produced. He did many villainous roles with his characteristic comic tinge. His spellbinding comic role was in the film 'Golmaal
'. His movies, till date, are termed as timeless classics and include 'Naram Garam', 'Guddi', 'Kisi Se Na Kehna' and others. Bhanu Banerjee's role in films like 'Share Chuattar', 'Bhrantibilash', 'Pasher Bari' was much acclaimed. Films like 'Nanigopaler Biye', 'Basanto Bilap', 'Dhonni Meye' and others are hilarious Bengali comedy movies.
Tamil Film Comedians
Chandrababu, Ganja Karuppu, Karunas, Goundamani, Santhanam, Thengai Srinivasan, Vadivelu, Senthil, Nagesh and others are some of the distinguished Kollywood film comedians of the country. Films like 'Kadalikka Neramillai ', 'Thenali', 'Thillu Mullu', 'Boos Engira Baskaran', 'Kalavani', 'Michael Madana Kamarajan', 'Sathi Leelavathi', 'Pasanga', etc. are some important comedy movies in the field of Tamil cinema
Film Comedians of Karnataka
Narasimha Raju, Komal, Tennis
Krishna, Mandeep Roy, Doddanna, Bullet Prakash, Rekha
Das, Sadhu Kokila, Dinesh, Lokesh, Dheerendra Gopal, Kunigal
Nagabhushan and others are some of the renowned film comedians in the arena of cinema industry of Karnataka. Sandalwood or the regional film industry of Karnataka consists of comedy films like 'Bedara Kannapa', 'Makkala Rajya', 'Vaalmiki', 'Ee Hrudaya Ninagaa', 'Jeevana Chaitra', 'Namma Oora Devath', 'Paduvarahalli Pandavaru', 'Nagarahavu', 'Chandu' and numerous others.
Film Comedians of Andhra Pradesh
Allu Rama Lingaiah, Chalam, Girija, Ali, Kovai
Sarala, Babu Mohan, Chandramohan, Allari Naresh, Naresh, Nagesh, Sudhakar, Raghu Babu, Suthivelu, Sunil, etc. are a few of the distinguished comedy film actors in Tollywood or the local film industry of the Southern Indian state
of Andhra Pradesh. 'Gamyam', 'Allare Allari', 'Donga Ramadu', 'Mundadugu', 'Mooga Manasulu', 'Chanti', 'Mundhanai Mudichu', 'Vasantha Ragam', 'Pellaniki Premalekha Priyuraliki Subhalekha', 'Big Boss', 'Stoovertpuram Police Station', 'Fools', 'Sankranthi', 'Yamudiki Mogudu', 'Appula Appa Rao', 'All the Best' and others are amongst the famous comedy films of Andhra Pradesh.
The Indian comedians are now coming up many more innovative and spontaneous scripts and acts. The trend of setting comedy in subtle ways has set into the industry and separate comedy scenes are hardly kept in films.