We’re a country of movie lovers. Bollywood mania may well be our national religion. It is not a surprise then, that Hindi film dialogues have become part of our lives. So here’s our collection of iconic, evergreen popular dialogues from Bollywood movies that have been part of our lives, some of them living on for decades now –
“Kaun kambakht bardaasht karne ko peeta hai? Main toh peeta hoon ke bas saans le saku” – Dilip Kumar
Thus spake every alcoholic. But our own Dilip Kumar said it first and it became one of the most famous Bollywood dialogues.
Mother India (1957)
“Tu mujhe nahin maar sakti, tu meri maa hai” – Sunil Dutt
“Mein pehle ek aurat hoon” – Nargis.
If only every woman in our country thought like Mother India!
“Anarkali, salim ki mohabbat tumhe marne nahin degi aur hum tumhe jeene nahin denge”- Prithviraj Kapoor
Parents and their rules – a historical perspective!
“Arey o baabumoshai! Hum sab rangmanch ki kathputliyan hain jinki dor uparwale ki ungliyon se bandhi hui hai. kab kaun uthega koi nahin bata sakta” – Rajesh Khanna.
We bet there wasn’t a dry eye in the auditorium when this scene was playing. Also, did you know that this dialogue is inspired from meta-theatre?
Amar Prem (1971)
“Pushpa, I hate tears” – Rajesh Khanna
Well, so do we, but this movie did make us cry. Unforgettable of all the famous Bollywood dialogues.
“Aapke paon dekhe, bahut haseen hai. inhe zameen par mat utariyega, maile ho jayenge”- Raj Kumar.
Asking a courtesan and a dancer to take care of her feet – the irony and romance had women swooning!
Yaddon ki Baraat (1973)
“Kutte, kameene, main tera khoon pee jaoonga” – Dharmendra
Here’s something we still expect our heroes to say. A one of a kind popular dialogue from Bollywood movies.
“Koi pyaar kare toh tumse kare, tum jaise ho waise kare. Koi tumko badal kar pyaar kare toh woh pyaar nahin, sauda hai” – Rishi Kapoor
The sollah baras ki romance that drove the country crazy. An incredibly nice one from the famous Bollywood.
“Main aaj bhi phenke hue paise nahin uthata” – Amitabh Bachchan
“Aaj mere paas gaadi hai, bungla hai, paisa hai… tumhare paas kya hai?” – Amitabh Bachchan.
“Mere paas, mere paas maa hai” – Shashi Kapoor.
Maa, the one prized possession of every Indian.
“Are-o-sambha! Kitne aadmi thhe?” – Amjad Khan
“Tumhara naam kya hai basanti” – Amitabh Bachchan
This iconic film has a number of memorable dialogues. These are the crème de la crème. Our personal favourite of all the famous Bollywood dialogues.
“Saara sheher mujhe lion ke naamse jaanta hai” – Ajit
So what if he pronounced it ‘loin’? Ajit was Mona darling’s favourite. And ours too.
“Don ka intezaar toh baarah mulko ki police kar rahi hai, but Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi, namumkin hai” – Amitabh Bachchan
AB – the original Don. The remakes didn’t quite match up, did they?
Mr. India (1987)
“Mogambo khush hua” – Amrish Puri
The villain who set the benchmark…
“Rishte mein to hum tumhare baap lagte hain, naam hai Shahenshah” – Amitabh Bachchan
He’s still the baap of all tinsel town heroes.
Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
“Dosti ka ek usool hai, Madam – no sorry, no thank you” – Salman Khan
If Sallu Bhai insists…
“Kabhi kabhi kuch jeetne ke liye kuch harna bhi padta hai, aur haar kar jeetnay wale ko baazigar kehte hain” Shah Rukh Khan
Enter SRK – Kajol – the onscreen couple with a sizzling chemistry.
“Taareekh pe taareekh milti rahi hai lekin insaaf nahin milta. Milte hai to sirf taareekh” – Sunny Deol
The angry hero in a fiery movie.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995)
“Bade bade shehron mein aisi chhoti chhoti baatein hoti rehti hain” – Shah Rukh Khan
One of the corniest pick-up lines ever spoken on the silver screen. And yet when SRK says it, a million hearts flutter.
“Uska to na bad luck hi kharab hai” – Aamir Khan
Aamir as the lovable tapori, Munna – everyone’s favourite.
Munnabhai MBBS (2003)
“Tension lene ka nahin, sirf dene ka” – Sanjay Dutt
We’d love to survive on Gandhigiri and Jadu ki jhappi too, Munna Bhai! Problem is we have to work too.
Om Shanti Om (2007)
“Ek chutki sindoor ki keemat tum kya jaano Ramesh babu” – Deepika Padukone
“Hamari filmon ki tarah, Humari zindagi mein bhi, End tak sab kuch thik hi ho jata hai..Happies endings..Aur agar thik na ho, Toh wohh the end nahi..Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost…Picture abhi baaki hai!” – Shah Rukh Khan
“Kehte hain, agar kissi cheez ko dil se chaho, toh puri ki puri qayanaat tumhe usse milaane ki koshish mein lag jaati hai” – Shah Rukh Khan
Top Bollywood stars and a reincarnation story and a movie within a movie – Filmy, very filmy!
Dirty Picture (2011)
“Filmein sirf teen cheezon ki wajah se chalti hain- entertainment, entertainment, entertainment. Aur main entertainment hoon!” – Vidya Balan
Chennai Express (2013)
“Don’t underestimate the power of the common man” Shah Rukh Khan
Not quite there yet but slowly getting closer to where the Thalaiva is perched, right SRK?
“Aap akele rehte hain?
Nei hum pitaji ke saath rehte hain. Pitaji akele rehte hain”
A very short role with just few dialogues. But this line said by Pankaj Tripathi in Masaan will always stand out in the history of Indian cinema.
“Koi dhandha chota nahi hota. Aur dhandhe se bada koi dharm nahi hota” – Shah Rukh Khan
Yes, we’re aware, Mr. Khan. And yet the only dhandha we want to indulge in is watching you onscreen and cheering for you.
Race 3 (2018)
“Our business is our business, none of your business” – Daisy Shah
Well! if Race series excites you, then this movie is a must watch.
“America Ke paas Superman hai, Batman hai, Spiderman hai…lekin India ke pass Padman hai” – Akshay Kumar
Right Akshay Kumar, you took the lead to break the stigma attached to menstruation.
Uri – The Surgical Strike (2019)
“How’s the Josh?” – Vicky Kaushal
Nothing less than the dramatised account of revenge of the 2016 Uri attack.
Gully Boy (2019)
“Apna time aayega, tu nanga hi to aaya hai, Kya ghanta lekar jaayega” – Ranveer Singh
It is not only about us, but other hard core fans of Ranveer Singh too. This dialogue is the most appreciated one in the movie, and became a major attraction on social media sites through memes, messages and so on. A rocking movie for a badass audience.
So, here was a small list of popular dialogues from Bollywood movies. What are your favourite lines that you reminisce time and again?
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