Johnny Lever Comedy Movies For Every Mood And Audience

Dive into laughter with Johnny Lever's top comedy movies, featuring classics like 'Golmaal Again' and 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.'

Published On Feb 23, 2024 | Updated On Mar 08, 2024


In the realm of Indian cinema, Johnny Lever stands as the undisputed king of comedy, captivating audiences with his impeccable timing, expressive gestures, and memorable characters. Lever's portfolio spans a wide array of genres, but it's his roles in comedy films that have cemented his status as a Bollywood legend. For fans and newcomers alike, here's a curated list of 10 Johnny Lever comedy movies, each offering a unique blend of humour, heart, and entertainment, complete with details on their direction, cast, release date, and a brief synopsis.


Directed by:  Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla and Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Dalip Tahil
Release date: 12 November 1993
Synopsis: A young man, driven by vengeance against a prominent business magnate, charmingly woos and subsequently murders the tycoon's eldest daughter. He then shifts his attention to her younger sister, who starts to question the intentions of her newfound love.
Johnny’s role: The comedy king plays the supporting role of head servant and forgets everything.

Kuch Kuch Hota HaI/ IMDb

Directed by:  Karan Johar
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol Devgan and Rani Mukerji
Release date: 16 October 1998
Synopsis: College friends Anjali and Rahul face a lot of obstacles in their paths to love and discover their true feelings only years later, amidst a love triangle and a young daughter's quest to reunite her father with his true love.
Johnny’s role: With a blend of Indian charm and American flair, Lever's portrayal of Col. Almeida evoked hearty laughter. His delightful exchanges with Mrs. Khanna are a highlight of the film. Their banter, filled with sweetness and wit, remains a standout element, ensuring audiences are kept in stitches throughout the movie.

Golmaal Again/ IMDb 

Directed by: Rohit Shetty
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi and Tabu 
Release date: 20 October 2017
Synopsis: The fourth instalment in the Golmaal franchise finds the favourite gang encountering spirits from their orphanage past, leading to a riot of laughter amidst spooky shenanigans.
Johnny’s role: Playing the role of Pappi Bhai, the legendary humorist delivered a memorable performance as a goon with his gang.

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Directed by: Priyadarshan
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and Sunil Shetty
Release date: 27 November 2009
Synopsis: A hilarious caper unfolds as two friends hatch a plan to kidnap a wealthy businessman's pet dog to demand a hefty ransom, leading to a comedy of errors.
Johnny’s role: He portrayed the role of Kaala Krishna Murali, the goon who supplied dead bodies to the main characters.

Total Dhamaal/ IMDb

Directed by: Indra Kumar
Cast:  Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit 
Release date: 22 February 2019
Synopsis: The third instalment of the Dhamaal series sees a group of people learning about a hidden treasure and then embarking on a mad race to claim it, encountering wild animals and obstacles along the way.
Johnny’s role: He appeared as the comic pilot of an auto chopper. In particular,  the hilarious conversation between Riteish Deshmukh (Lallan) and Lever’s (Raju) character during the Helicopter promo scene is most appreciated by the audience.

Phir Hera Pheri/ IMDb

Directed by: Neeraj Vora
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal
Release date: 9 June 2006
Synopsis: The trio from the first installment Hera Pheri find themselves rich but not for long, as they get duped and are on a quest to repay a huge loan, leading to a series of comedic situations.
Johnny’s role: The comedy king played the role of Goon Munna or Dhotar Chor in the movie.


Directed by:  Abbas-Mustan
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Twinkle Khanna
Release date: 27 August 1999
Synopsis: A small-time detective, known as Baadshah, gets entangled in a deadly conspiracy involving a mysterious killer, leading to an action-packed comedy of mistaken identities and undercover operations.
Johnny’s role: Lever played the role of Ram Lal, Baadshah's (SRK’s) personal assistant.

These films, each directed by some of the most acclaimed filmmakers in Bollywood and featuring star-studded casts, highlight Johnny Lever's incredible range as a comedian. From slapstick humour and witty one-liners to subtle comedic performances that steal the scene, Lever's roles in these movies offer a perfect escape into a world of laughter and joy, making them must-watch films for every mood and audience.

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