Five best hindi comedy movies till 80s
Gol Maal- Released in 1979. Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Starring Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutt.
Ramprasad is a recent college graduate who finds a job with a finicky man, Bhavani Shankar, who believes that a man without a mustache is a man without a character. Bhavani Shankar is also against any of his employees indulging in recreation of any kind. When Ramprasad is caught by his boss at a soccer match, he has to invent a twin brother, the clean-shaven Laxman Prasad, to save his job. When Bhavani’s daughter falls in love with the clean-shaven Laxman Prasad, and insists on marrying him, and Bhavani insists she should marry Ramprasad, things take a whacky turn.
Angoor- Released in 1982. Directed by Gulzaar. Starring Sanjeev Kumar, Deven Verma, Moushami Chatterji
Based on Shakespeare’s “A Comedy of Errors,” this Hindi comedy is about two pairs of adult identical twins and what happens when they all meet each other for the first time. There’s potential for hilarious mix-ups when both sets of twins with the same names-two Ashok’s and two Bahadur’s-reenter into each others’ lives.
Chupke Chupke- Released in 1975. Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Starring Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Prada.
Raghav brags that he can smell a rat or an impersonator automatically, and Dr. Parimal Tripathi decides to take him on – result: funny family slapstick comedy, with a dose of pure Hindi and Urdu thrown in, especially the dialogue delivery by Om Prakash, Dharmendra, and Amitabh Bachchan.
Pushpak- Released in 1987. Directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao. Starring Kamal Haasan.
It is a black silent comedy movie. The film is based on the king-for-a-day story. Though shot in color and featuring incidental noise, the film does not have any dialogues.
Padosan- Released in 1968. Directed by Jyoti Swaroop. Starring Sunil Dutt, Kishor Kumar, Saira Banu, Mehmood.
The movie revolves around “Bhola” (Sunil Dutt), who falls in love with his well educated padosan Bindu (Saira Banu), who's passionate about music and takes her lessons from her south Indian Master Ji (Mehmood). Bhola, being a small towner, pretends to be a legendary singer taking help from his maha guru Kishore Kumar. And then there's a turn to the story with the entry of Bhola's mama, it's real fun to see this comedy drama unfold with a definitely not to miss the innocent avtaar of Sunil Dutt, who was famous for serious roles only.
This is my personal favourite list.