Jo bhi keh lo bhai, some dialogues, from the moment they are written, become immortal. As a viewer, you may forget the sequence of scenes of the movie to which the dialogue belongs, but you can always see the iconic dialogue coming from a mile away. And when that happens, you can’t help but smile and mouth the words along the actor. Some dialogues are just that powerful.
Doesn’t matter how sophisticated you are, or where you live, what other languages you speak, some dialogues are so well-written in hindi, that it sounds like a melody the moment they are spoken (if you understand Hindi, that is. Obviously!) These are the dialogues that you just can’t make fun of, no matter how good you are in parodying other cringe-worthy Bollywood movies and scenes and dialogues.
Oh no, we’re not chastising you. We do that too…
Today, we take a look at some of the most enduring Bollywood dialogues that never cease to amaze….
1. “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, Bobby
Pearls of wisdom, for those who feel the need to change themselves for their girlfriends or boyfriends.
2. “Main aaj bhi phenke hue paise nahin uthata” – Amitabh Bachchan, Deewaar
Amitabh Bachchan was the ideal actor to play ‘rags to rich’ character, what with his serious demeanour and dignified persona. Naturally, he has delivered hundreds of iconic dialogues. But none of them makes the kind of impact that this one does. In simple words, this dialogue makes clear that poor people have their dignity too.
3. “Tumhara naam kya hai basanti” – Amitabh Bachchan, Sholay
People would argue that the best dialogue from sholay would be ‘Tera Kya Hoga Kaalia?’, or ‘Basanti, in kutto ke saamne mat naachna’. And its OK. You are entitled to your opinion.
And you are obviously wrong.
4. “Uska to na bad luck hi kharab hai” – Aamir Khan, Rangeela.
Playing a tapori, especially in the formative years of one’s acting career, is not every actor’s cup of tea. But the ease, and the surprising delicacy with which Aamir Khan plays this role, seems like it was made for Aamir Khan. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
5.“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, Om Shanti Om.
When it comes to iconic dialogues, the name of King Khan has to be there. Mind you again, we know that he has given Bollywood much better dialogues, but we have included this dialogue because its corny, entertaining and it touches a nerve in us common people. It gives us hope.
6.“Apna time aayega” – Ranveer Singh, Gully Boy
If Aamir Khan made tapori funny, Ranveer Singh made it sexy. And the best part about this dialogue is, you can say it, or you can sing it.
7. “Kahin pe pohochne ke liye kahin se nikalna bahot zaroori hota hai” – Ranbir Kapoor, Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani
This dialogue has become my go-to mantra whenever I get stuck in my comfort zone. This is the dialogue that tells me that it’s ok to try; it’s ok to take a risk.
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