When we talk about comedy movies in Bollywood, the first name as a comic actor that comes in our mind is Johnny Lever. How can we even not talk about him when it comes to doing some real funny stuffs in the movies. Johnny Lever has being the most loved and funniest comedian in the Bollywood industry over a time span of more than 30 years. He has worked with all the big stars of the Bollywood film industry like Amitabh Bachchan, the three Khans, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan etc. He has delivered some of the best comedy movies of Bollywood and some of his performance are still a talk of the town. Let us have a look at some of the best comedy movies where Johnny Lever made it is his own with his performance.
1. Phir Hera Pheri
Main Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Bipasha Basu, Rimi Sen
Supportive Cast: Johnny Lever, Sharat Saxena, Rajpal Yadav, Manoj Joshi, Ravi Kissan
Phir Hera Pheri is undoubtedly the best comedy movie ever made in Bollywood. The story, the cast and performance of each and every actor in the film did set a benchmark in the Bollywood film industry and sadly none of the recent films have reached its level. The film was released in the year 2006 and it is a sequel to the film Hera Pheri. The film was directed by directed and written by Neeraj Vora and produced by Firoz A. Nadiadwala.
The film had a big and multiple star cast but each and every character in the film had its own uniqueness. While the film was mainly based upon the three main characters of the film named Raju, Shyam and Babu Rao played by Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal, the other supporting characters did played a important role. Johnny Lever played the character of Munna Yadav who was small-time goon. His character was so famous that social media handles have still remembered him through the memes of this movie.
2. Golmaal 3
Main Cast: Ajay Devgan, Mithun Chakravarty, Kareena Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Tushar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Khemu
Supportive Cast: Johnny Lever, Ratna Pathak Shah, Mukesh Tiwari, Sanjay Mishra, Vrajesh Hirjee
Golmaal 3 was released in the year 2010 and is one of the best comedy movie of Johnny Lever. Johnny Lever’s performance as Puppy Bhai in the movie was outstanding. The film had a big star cast which included superstars like Mithun Chakravarty, Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor and Arshad Warsi. The film was produced by Dhilin Mehta and directed by popular film director Rohit Shetty.
The film is a sequel to the films Golmaal and Golmaal Returns. It is by far the best comedy movie directed by Rohit Shetty. Johnny Lever as Puppy Bhai played a major role in the movie and was one of the most funniest characters in the movie. The craziness of Johnny Lever’s character and the way he portrayed it in the big screen made the movie worth the money. The movie was made on a small budget but it successfully earned a good amount of money and turned out to be one of the best films of the year 2010.
3. Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya
Main Cast: Govinda, Juhi Chawla, Tabu, Chandrachur Singh, Johnny Lever, Isha Koppikar, Ketki Dave
Supportive Cast: Shakti Kapoor, Tiku Talsania, Asrani, Sayaji Shinde
Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya is a film which has its own fan base. Not many people knows about this film but those who saw the film, they will remember each and every funny scenes the movie has. Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya might be the only film where Johnny Lever is playing a lead role alongside Govinda. Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya was released in the year 2001 when Govinda was ruling the Bollywood industry with continuous hits.
At that time Johnny Lever got featured in the film in a male lead role alongside Chandrachur Singh and Vinay Anand. Johnny Lever’s character Appu Khote and his wife’s character played by Ketki Dave became one of the most funniest and iconic character. Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya was directed K. Raghavendra Rao and produced by G. V. Narasimha Rao and G. Adiseshagiri Rao. The film was successful at the box office and Johnny Lever who was new in the industry was able to successfully make a name for himself as one of the best comic actors in India.
4. De Dana Dan
Main Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Katrina Kaif, Paresh Rawal, Samira Reddy
Supportive Cast: Asrani, Shakti Kapoor, Johnny Lever, Rajpal Yadav, Manoj Joshi, Chunky Pandey, Tinnu Anand, Archana Puran Singh
De Dana Dan is one hell of a funny movie which is a must watch for every comedy movie lover. De Dana Dan was released in the year 2009 and it was a adequate success at the box office. The film was directed by Priyadarshan who is famous for directing some of the best comedy movies like Bhul Bhulaiya, Bhagam Bhag, Hera Pheri, Khatta Meetha etc. De Dana Dan had a big starcast which include superstars like Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Katrina Kaif. Paresh Rawal played a very important and funny role in the movie.
Johnny Lever played the role of a hired assassin named Kaala Krishna Murari who worked for a don named Mamu Lee Chan played by Asrani. Johnny Lever’s comic timing with Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty made the film more wonderful. The film tried to unite the famous trio of Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal from Hera Pheri and Phir Hera Phir as the director Priyadarshan knew the audience loved this trio and wished them to work together again. Alongside these talented starcast, actors like Asrani, Johnny Lever, Shakti Kapoor, Rajpal Yadav brought a extra charm in the movie and made the movie one of the best comedy movies of the last decade.
5. Khatta Meetha
Main Cast: Akshay Kumar, Trisha, Rajpal Yadav, Johnny Lever
Supportive Cast: Manoj Joshi, Milind Gunaji, Asrani, Aruna Irani, Jaideep Ahlawat
Khatta Meetha is a Indian Comedy film released in the year 2010. Khatta Meetha is a funny yet an eye opener for the audience. The film was again directed by Priyadarshan and produced by Dhilin Mehta and Twinkle Khanna. The film had a talented starcast of Akshay Kumar, Trisha, Rajpal Yadav, Johnny Lever, Manoj Joshi, Milind Gunaji etc. Johnny Lever played the role of Award Anshuman of Girgardan Ghat. He was the road roller driver of Sachin Tichkule played by Akshay Kumar.
In the movie we can see many funny scenes of Akshay Kumar having some hilarious conversation with Johnny Lever which made us all laugh. Johnny Lever’s character of Award Anshuman became a very famous character and many memes of his scenes from the movie started getting viral 10 years after the release of the film. This shows that the film is still evergreen in the mind of many people who saw it. It is one of those movies where Johnny Lever stole the show with his own performance.
These are my top 5 picks for the 5 Best Comedy Movies of Johnny Lever. While Johnny Lever is the kind of comedian and actor who did many other films and it is not possible to talk about each and every film he has worked with. This list consists of the films which were released in the previous decade but even after a decade people over the internet still talks about it and misses the kind of comedy the films used to had. People are now creating many funny memes which perfectly relates with the situation we often face. You can check out other Johnny Lever films in the web.