RIP Basu Chatterjee: Top Comedy Films Of The Legendary Filmmaker
Top 7 Comedy Films Of The Legendary Filmmaker Basu Chatterjee; Check them here
One of Indian cinema’s most prolific screenplay writers and directors, Basu Chatterjee has left for his heavenly abode. The legendary filmmaker has left behind a treasure trove of beautiful movies. Chatterjee has captured the heart of middle-class and urban India in a realistic manner. Though he has left a huge void in the Hindi and Bengali film industry. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and have a look at some of his memorable comedy films. Here are some gems that will cheer you up.
Top Basu Chatterjee Comedy movies to make your day:
1. Chhoti Si Baat:
‘Chhoti Si Baat’ starring Amol Palekar and Vidya Sinha is one of the finest romantic comedies ever created. The movie is a brilliant example of Chatterjee’s genius. The songs, the story, the relatable characters made it one of the timeless classic, that leaves a mark forever.
2. Baton Baton Mein:
Amol Palekar and Tina Munim starred in this romantic comedy. The present generation too can connect to its story of two lovers battling every-day problems, commitment issues, and interfering parents. The songs too are still loved by fans.
3. Khatta Meetha:
Written and directed by Basu Chatterjee, the movie was remade as Golmaal 3. The progressive tale of an elderly couple tying the knot to seek partnership in old age. How they try to forge a bond between their warring kids to make it one big happy family. It makes this film one of its kind.
The movie featured Amol Palekar, Zarina Wahab, and Vijayendra Ghatge in leading roles. A romantic musical, the movie won two National Film Awards in 1976. It marked a hattrick of hits for the Amol Palekar – Basu Chatterjee collaboration. It was remade as the 2003 rom-com Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon.
This 1982 film is all about three men, looking to ‘live up’ their last days. Ashok Kumar, A.K. Hangal, Utpal Dutt three friends, in their 60s, who try too woo a young girl Anita(Rati Agnihotri). Chatterjee’s trademark streak of innocence will leave you in splits.
6. Chameli Ki Shaadi:
His last commercial success, Chameli Ki Shaadi – starring Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh as leads – was an intelligent satire on the caste system. Chameli Ki Shaadi was a rib-tickler and one of the finest.
Starring Amol Palekar, Vidya Sinha, and Dinesh Thakur in lead roles, Rajnigandha was based on Manu Bhandari’s short story, Yahi Sach Hai. It was a simple romantic tale of love triangles that went on to win two Filmfare awards and one National Film Award.