Updated on March 19th, 2019
Every Bollywood fan has some favourite movie dialogues. Movies may come and go, but what stays with us for a really long time are the dialogues.
Dialogues or monologues uttered within fleeting seconds may summarize the wisdom and witticism of a lifetime. We all know the impact and importance of these brilliant dialogues in the life of a Bollywood movie buff!
We bring to you 21 Bollywood dialogues, many of which may be several decades old, but are still etched in our minds. Over the years, these have become some of the most viral monologues of Bollywood.
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1. Kartik Aaryan in Pyaar Ka Punchnama 1 & 2
Right from waiting for your girl outside a changing room to replying to their text messages every hour… every boyfriend’s plight was explained by Kartik Aaryan in the Pyaar Ka Punchnama franchise. Though the ladies are surely against this scene and some have even posted their indignant responses, the men nationwide couldn’t agree more with the typical frustrated boyfriend rant.
2. Vidya Balan in Dirty Picture
Now, this film has several one-liners which have become famous, but this monologue sums up Vidya Balan’s character, Silk’s fearless attitude. She’s blunt, bold and unstoppable and she’s challenging her fans and viewers to stop her from making dirty pictures!
3. Shah Rukh Khan in Chak De! India
This is a speech that leaves you speechless! It’s sheer Shah Rukh Khan-magic that works here and wins the game.
4. Shah Rukh Khan in DDLJ
“Koi baat nahi Senorita, bade bade deshon main aisi chhoti chhoti baatein hoti rehti hai”
Aapke ghar cockroach aate hai toh aap kya karte hai? Aap usko paalte nahi, maarte hai!.. A real and gritty speech delivered by Naseeruddin Shah during the climax of A Wednesday leaves you with goosebumps. This soliloquy given by a ‘stupid common man’ makes more sense than most political rants.
6. Amitabh’s Speech in Baghban
Amitabh’s Speech about his book and experience in movie Baghban… Great learning …Relationship should be Cherished not to be used…Love your Parent..
7. Rani Mukerji and Shernaz Patel in Black
Michelle McNally proves nothing is impossible on her graduation day in the film, Black. The scene where Rani Mukerji thanks everyone, with her mother (played by Shernaz Patel) as her voice, left everyone teary eyed.
8. Amrish Puri in Mr. India
“Mogambo Khush Hua”, the catchphrase used by Amrish Puri in his role as Mogambo, was voted one of the best movie lines in India.
9. Tabu in Astitva
Every woman should watch this scene; in fact, every couple should. Astitva focuses on a woman’s identity after marriage. The climax scene, where Tabu speaks about infidelity, marital rape and a woman’s identity is just a testimony to the actress’s fine talent.
10. Sunny Deol in Damini
A courtroom drama is always welcomed in Bollywood but no courtroom scene has ever come close to this one. Hoots, whistles and applause rang through the cinema hall when this scene played on screen and Sunny Deol’s angst-ridden monologue in Damini is now an iconic one.
11. Amitabh Bachchan in Don
“Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi, namumkin hai” There’s something about the confidence of this statement where Amitabh Bachchan declares the implausibility of such possibility, it had to catch on.
12. Amitabh Bachchan in Deewar
The angry young man, Vijay Verma challenges God and this dramatic scene went down in history as one of the best moments of the Angry Young Man. Though Amitabh Bachchan looks effortless in this scene (like in any other scene) but little do most know that Mr Bachchan took 15 takes to get this scene right and asked only Yash Chopra to be present on the set. 40 years after the film’s release, Big B confessed that he hadn’t dubbed for this scene for fear that he wouldn’t get the choked voice right.
13. Amitabh in Namak Halal
Because English is a phunny language and its funnier when Amitabh Bachchan says it. It’s only Big B who could have said this dialogue at such a fast pace and makes it a laugh-out-loud social commentary.
14. Amitabh Bachchan in Amar Akbar Anthony
Anthony talks to the mirror after drinking too much alcohol. Amar Akbar Anthony is a 1977 Bollywood comedy-action scene.
15. Shashi Kapoor in Deewar
One of hit most famous scenes in Hindi movies Deevar – “Mere pas maa hai”
16. Raj Kumar in Waqt
Chinoy seth..Jinke apne ghar sheeshe ke hon woh doosron par pathar nahi phenka karte
17. Rajesh Khanna in Anand
‘Babumoshai, zindagi aur maut uparwale ke haath hai. Usse na aap badal sakte hain na main’
18. Ajit in Kalicharan
“Saara shaher mujhe loin ke naam se jaanta hai” It’s not just the arrogance of Ajit’s peculiar tone but the manner he chooses to pronounce Lion as Loin that makes all the difference in Subhash Ghai’s directorial debut.
19. Meena Kumari in Pakeezah
“Aap ke paon dekhey, bahut haseen hain, inhen zameen par mat utariyega, maile ho jayengey.” And words are all he has to take her heart away. The grace and grandeur of Raaj Kumar’s delicate observation is simply too precious to not give in. The lovely Meena Kumari cannot help but reciprocate.
20. Dev Anand in Guide
Although the entire monologue when Dev Anand’s inner self discusses the conflict, between his worldly role and salvation of his soul, is exceptionally riveting, it’s these profound lines that stand out most in explaining the transition.
21. Dilip Kumar in “Mugal-E-Azam”
Prince Salim rebels against his father Akbar and tries to take Anarkali away from Agra but is caught and the follwing dialogues are from the scenes when Salim goes to meet his mother Maharani Jodha Bai: Jodhabai: “Hamara Hindustan Koi Tumhara Dil Nahin Hai Laundi Jispar Hukumat Kare” Salim: “Toh Mere Dil Bhi Aapka Hindusthan Nahin Hai, Jo Aap Uspar Hukumat Kare.”