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In the midst of the pandemic, the Chhattisgarh police in Raigarh decided the best way to encourage public safety measures was to use Bollywood film dialogues in their posters, re-interpreting Bachchan’s bravado or the 3 Idiots masks as a public service announcement. What they understood, and what most people already know is the immediate cultural connect of such dialogues and iconography.

50 Iconic Bollywood Dialogues You’ve Probably Used IRL, Film Companion

When in a Mumbai train station you see Bachchan’s Deewar and Zameer posters with their dialogues appropriated to some public health issue, you immediately look to see what it is, and chuckle at both the wit (forced, or otherwise) and the message! Such is the power of Hindi film dialogue.

Keeping that in mind, we have curated 50 iconic dialogues from Bollywood films that you must have used, or at least were tempted to at some point. 

Also Read: QUIZ: Who Said These Popular Bollywood Movie Dialogues?

1) “Mere paas maa hai.”
Movie: Deewar (1975)
Writer: Salim-Javed

50 Iconic Bollywood Dialogues You’ve Probably Used IRL, Film Companion

2) “Pushpa, I hate tears…”
Movie: Amar Prem (1972)
Writer: Ramesh Pant (dialogues), Arabinda Mukhopadhyay

3) “Kitne aadmi the!”
Movie: Sholay (1975)
Writer: Salim-Javed

4) “Babumoshai, zindagi badi honi chahiye, lambi nahi.”
Movie: Anand (1971)
Writer: Gulzar (dialogues), Hrishikesh Mukherjee, D.N. Mukherjee, Bimal Dutta

5) “Rishtey mein toh hum tumhare baap lagte hai, naam hai Shahenshaah!”
Movie: Shahenshah (1988)
Writer: Santosh Saroj (dialogue), Inder Raj Anand

Shahenshah

6) “Dosti ka ek usool hai madam – no sorry, no thank you.”
Movie: Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989)
Writer: Sooraj Barjatya

7) “Kutte kaminey main tera khoon pee jaunga.”
Movie: Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973)
Writer: Nasir Hussein (dialogue), Salim- Javed

8) “Mogambo khush hua!”
Movie: Mr. India (1987)
Writer: Salim- Javed  

Mogambo

9) “Hum jahan khade hote hain line yahi se shuru hoti hai.”
Movie: Kaalia (1981)
Writer: Tinnu Anand, Inder Raj Anand, Shahjahan

10) “Bade bade deshon mein aisi choti-choti baatein hoti rehti hai, Senorita.”
Movie: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Writer: Javed Siddiqui, Aditya Chopra

Also Read: Quiz: How Well Do You Know Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge?

11) “Haar kar jeetne wale ko baazigar kehte hai.”
Movie: Baazigar (1993)
Writer: Akash Khurana, Javed Siddiqui, Robin Bhatt

12) “Mere Karan Arjun aayenge.”
Movie: Karan Arjun (1995)
Writer: Anwar Khan, Sachin Bhowmick, Ravi Kapoor

13) “Agar maa ka doodh piya hai toh samne aa!”
Movie: Laawaris (1981)
Writer: Kader Khan (dialogue), Shashi Bhushan, Prakash Mehra, Din Dayal Sharma

14) “Uska to na bad luck hi kharab hai.”
Movie: Rangeela (1995)
Writer: Neeraj Vora, Sanjay Chhel (dialogues), Ram Gopal Varma

Also Read: 25 Years Of Rangeela: How AR Rahman Created His First Hindi Film Album

15) “Crime Master Gogo naam hai mera, aankhen nikal ke gotiyan khelta hun main.”
Movie: Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
Writer: Rajkumar Santhoshi, Dilip Shukla    

Andaz Apna Apna

16) “Tareekh pe tareekh, tareekh pe tareekh, tareekh pe tareekh milti gayi My Lord, par insaaf nahi mila!”
Movie: Damini (1993)
Writer: Rajkumar Santoshi, Sutanu Gupta, Dilip Shukla

17) “Rahul, naam toh suna hi hoga.”
Movie: Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
Writer: Aditya Chopra (dialogue), Tanuja Chandra,Pamela Chopra, Yash Chopra

18) “Mein apni favourite hoon!”
Movie : Jab We Met (2007)
Writer: Imitiaz Ali   

19) “Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost!”
Movie: Om Shanti Om (2007)
Writer: Mayur Puri (dialogues), Mushtaq Sheikh, Farah Khan

20) “How’s the josh?”
Movie: URI: The Surgical Strike (2019)
Writer: Aditya Dhar  

21) “Thappad se darr nahi lagta sahab, pyaar se lagta hai.”
Movie : Dabangg (2010)
Writer: Abhinav Kashyap, Dilip Shukla

22) “Filmein sirf teen cheezo ke wajah se chalti hai…entertainment, entertainment, entertainment…aur main entertainment hoon.”
Movie: Dirty Picture (2011)
Writer: Rajat Arora   

23) “Ek baar jo maine commitment kar di, fir main apne aap ki bhi nahi sunta.”
Movie: Wanted (2009)
Writer: Shiraz Ahmed, Sunil Kumar Agarwal

24) “All izz well”
Movie: 3 Idiots (2010)
Writer: Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani

25) “Tumse naa ho payega.”
Movie: Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012)
Writer: Anurag Kashyap, Zeeshan Quadri, Akhilesh Jaiswal, Sachin Ladia 

26) “Aap humse humari zindagi maang lete hum aap ko khushi khushi de dete, par aapne toh humse humara guroor cheen liya.”
Movie: Bajirao Mastani (2015)
Writer: Prakash Kapadia, Sanjay Leela Bhansali

27) “Ye dhai kilo ka haath jab kisi pe padta hai na to aadmi uthta nahi uth jata hai.”
Movie: Damini (1993)
Writer: Rajkumar Santoshi, Sutanu Gupta, Dilip Shukla  

28) “Kaun kambakht bardaasht karne ko peeta hai.”
Movie: Devdas (2002)
Writer: Prakash Kapadia (dialogue), Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Devdas

29) “Abhi koi aur batayega main koun hai?”
Movie: Gully Boy (2019)
Writer: Vijay Maurya (dialogue), Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti

30) “Don’t underestimate the power of a common man!”
Movie: Chennai Express (2013)
Writer: Farhad Samji, Sajid (dialogue), Yunus Sajawal, Robin Bhatt

31) “Mhari choriya chhoro se kam hai kay!”
Movie: Dangal (2016)
Writer: Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain, Nikhil Meharotra

32) “Tell me how it was!”
Movie: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)
Writer: Sheena Parikh, Karan Johar

33) “Tension lene ka nahi, sirf dene ka.”
Movie: Munna Bhai MBBS (2003)
Writer: Abbas Tyrewala (dialogue), Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Lajan Joseph

34) “Sara shehar mujhe lion ke naam se jaanta hai.”
Movie: Kalicharan (1976)
Writer: Jainendra Jain

35) “Our business is our business, none of your business.”
Movie: Race 3 (2018)
Writer: Shiraz Ahmed & Kiran Kotrial 

Rowdy Rathore

36) “Don’t angry me!”
Movie: Rowdy Rathore (2012)
Writer: Shiraz Ahmed

37) “Har team main bas ek hi gunda ho sakta hai aur iss team ka gunda main hoon!”
Movie: Chak De! India  (2007)
Writer: Jaideep Sahni

38) “Jaa Simran jee le apni zindagi!”
Movie: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Writer: Aditya Chopra, Javed Siddiqui  

39) “Basanti, inn kutton ke saamne mat naachna!”
Movie: Sholay (1975)
Writer: Salim – Javed

Also Read: 45 Things You Didn’t Know About Sholay

40) “Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi … namumkin hai!”
Movie: Don (1978)
Writer: Salim-Javed 

41) “Goli nahin marenge, keh ke lenge uski.”
Movie: Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Writer: Anurag Kashyap, Zeeshan Quadri, Akhilesh Jaiswal, Sachin Ladia  

 42) “Saala ye dukh kaahe khatam nahi hota hai be.”
Movie: Masaan (2015)
Writer: Varun Grover

43) “Main madira nahi peeti ji.”
Movie: Chaalbaaz (1989)
Writer: Kamlesh Pandey (dialogue), Pankaj Parashar

44) “Maska hai maska… ek dum jhakaas!”
Movie: Yudh (1985)
Writer: Naeem Sha (dialogue), Rajeev Rai

45)  “Main aaj bhi pheke hue paise nahin uthata.”
Movie: Deewar (1975)
Writer: Salim-Javed  

46) “Aap purush hi nahi….  mahapurush hai.”
Movie: Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
Writer: Rajkumar Santhoshi, Dilip Shukla  

47) “Insaan ka motion uska emotion ke saath juda hota hai.”
Movie: Piku (2015)
Writer: Juhi Chaturvedi

48) “Utha le re baba.”
Movie: Hera Pheri (2000)
Writer: Neeraj Vora

Hera Pheri

49) “Kabhi kabhi lagta hain ki apun hi bhagwaan hain.”
Show: Sacred Games (2018)
Writer: Varun Grover, Smita Singh, Vasant Nath, Bhaumik Gondaliya, Dhruv Narang, Pooja Tolani, Nihit Bhave

50) “Parampara. Pratishtha. Anushasan. Yeh is gurukul ke teen stambh hai.”
Movie: Mohabbatein (2000)
Writer: Aditya Chopra 

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