5 Dark Comedies of Bollywood That You Must Watch

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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Tracing the journey of Vinod and Sudhir, two photographers who get embroiled in a web of conspiracy, corruption and red tapism, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is truly a cult classic in every respect. From iconic sequences like the Mahabharata scene to the bleak ending that will leave you shocked, this is a film that deserved to be watched over and over again.


Darlings speaks to how the psychology of bleakness transcends the physicality of humour as the core of a good black comedy. It will always be sad – not funny – that the scorpion was perhaps trying to kiss the frog, hoping to turn it into a prince. Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah shine in this dark comedy, but Vijay Varma is the scene stealer.

Despite all the grey-shaded humanity around, Delhi Belly also has the heart of a feel-good parable by the end of it all. With a narrative inspired by the Quentin Tarantino/Guy Ritchie universe, Delhi Belly has all the noir-caper boxes firmly ticked.


This film is the embodiment of the word "wicked". Andhadhun's morally grey characters stand out because of the often humourous yet terrifying situations they find themselves in. Featuring a masterfully evil performance from Tabu, Andhadhun is one of the most inventive dark comedies of recent times.

Udta Punjab

Based on the impact of steady drug supply on the youth of Punjab, Udta Punjab is a darkly comic study of four different characters and the repercussions they face as a result of these drugs. Deeply rooted in tragedy, Udta Punjab largely gets its comic relief from Shahid Kapoor's Tommy Singh

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