Last week, I was watching one of my favourite hindi movie ‘Agneepath’ on the Indian TV, and it amazed me how I was mouthing some of the dialogues even before Amitabh would on screen. There is no doubt that Bollywood is an integral part of most Indians whether they accept it or not. It is so integral that we even use ‘famous movie dialogues’ to explain certain situations in normal life or to even bring a smile on one’s face.
Though, we end up watching bunch of movies every given year, it is only a handful of movies or even dialogues that are etched in our mind’s forever. Dialogues are the only thing that we might even appreciate even if it is not mouthed by our favourite actors on screen (e.g. Shakti Kapoor, Kader Khan or even Johnny Lever). It could be the style, situation or simply ‘individual words’ that grbas the attention. I, personally believe that dialogue writers are never given the kind of importance or credit in the industry that they deserve. Nevertheless, they are an integral part of any movie and helps to take the story forward.
It is virtually impossible for cinegoers to remember every line/dialogues even of their favourite movie, but then they usually come our one or two lines which could stay with them forever. I have tried to compile such 10 memorable or classic Hindi movie dialogues. There are hundreds of such dialogues that would have touched the viewer’s heart and might not feature here. So, please consider this list to be subjective and by no means ‘the perfect’ best dialogues list. You are welcome to add your favourite dialogues or even comment on the ones presented below.
10. Baazigar – Kabhi Kabhi Kuch Jeetne Ke Liya Kuch Haar Na Parta Hai .. Aur Haar Ke Jeetne Wale Ko Baazigar Kehte Hain
Most of the SRK fans will agree that this movie and in particular this dialogue catapulted SRK’s status in bollywood. Great dialogue spoken with the right attitude.
9. Agneepath – Vijay deena nath chauhan, Poora naam / Baap ka naam .. Dinanath Chauhan
One of the best Intro’s ever witnessed on a Bollywood screen. Only Amitabh could have mouthed these words with his deep/rough voice in a manner that it is hard to forget once witnessed.
8. Andaz Apna Apna – Aila .. Oima / Crime master Gogo .. Gogoji aapka ghaghra
This cult movie had numerous funny situations and dialogues. The dialogues takes the movie to an all-time high. Such funny dialogues makes what ‘AAA’ is today. An absolute entertainer.
7. Don – Don ko pakad pana mushkil hi nahin namumkin hai …
Primarily, this dialogues was made famous by Amitabh and later by SRK for the Gen Y. Such lines make don’s look way cooler than they probably are, but then they work.
6. Shahenshah – Rishtey main hum tumahre baap hote hain .. naam hain Shahenshah
Another Amitabh dialogue on the list. This is not intentional but then it’s hard to go past such famous dialogues. Not the classiest of the lines, but then most of the Indian cinema runs by the masses. Such a famous line that you still see it written on auto-rickshaws and trucks, even after 20 years.
5. Damini – Jab yeh dhai kilo ka haath kissi pe padta hain .. aadmi utha nahain .. uth jaata hain / Tarikh pe tarikh
Sunny Deol might have never hit the No. 1 spot or might not be mentioned in the same breath as Amitabh, Rajesh Khanna or Dharmendra, but this char sure has plenty of talent and can sure hold attention. One look at these dialogues from ‘Damini’ and you will know what I am talking about. Unreal !
4. Mr. India – Mogambo khush hua …
No Bollywood fan can go past these 3 words. Famously used by the late and one of the most talented actors in Bollywood, Mr. Amrish Puri in the movie. This famous line has surely has been used by millions of people around the world when expressing happiness about a situation.
3. Deewar – Mere paas building hain, property hain, bank balance hain .. tumahre pass kya hain / Mere pass MAA hain
Amitabh again ?!?!?! Hmm not really .. He sure was part of this scene but did not get a chance to mouth the famous 4 words ‘Mere pass MAA hain’. Such is the effect of this line that it is still used in modern movies even if to depict a funny situation. I have witnessed it being used in a lot of comedy shows as well and it never fails to raise a chuckle. Consider this, such a serious line in a serious situation is considered funny nowadays. Nice !
P.S. Though, Shashi Kapoor made the line sound tacky and funny too, in a way. How I so wish it was used by Amitabh instead !
2. Dilwale dulhainya le Jayenge – Bade bade deshon, main chotti chotti baatein hoti rehti hain
It’s true when they say that to make a perfect movie, it’s got to be perfect in all departments. One of the most appreciated and loved movies of all times, DDLJ, did exactly the same. It had amazing actors, great music, flawless cinematography et all. But another department which was well considered and given importance to was dialogue writing and it shows. These words from SRK to Kajol did start a new trend or wave of love stories in Bollywood. In no time after the movie was released, every school/college going majnu was using to this line to impress his girlfriend.
1. Sholay – Kitne aadmi the … / Basanti .. Tumahra naam kya hain / Basanti .. In Kutte ke saamne mat nachana
Last but not least, The best dialogues had to be from Sholay – The greatest movie to come out of Bollywood. It would merely be an insult to single out dialogues from this classic movie. The dialogues in the movie are so realistic and believable that would be treat even to just buy a CD full of the movie dialogues. Perfect lines with perfect execution was what Sholay offered us and it will always be etched in our minds forever. Atleast mine !
Honorary addition: (Recommended by a good friend)
Kaalia – Hum jaha pe khade ho jaate hein, line wahi se shuru hoti hai
Another Amitabh line .. At this rate, maybe I should have another list of amitabh’s top 10 dialogues .. hehe !