Boman Irani: The king of sarcasm and being effortlessly funny!

Aishwarya Srinivasan
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Over the years, Boman Irani has made a mark for himself with solid command in comedy films. So let’s have a look at some of his funniest scenes from movies that made us laugh till our stomachs hurt!

Boman Irani is one of the finest actors we have in the industry today. But not many people know that before he stepped into the world of Bollywood, he was actually a stand-up comedian. He was in fact one of the first comedians to do stand up comedy in English in India. From clubs, restaurants and other venues he has done shows for a plethora of people. So now we know his relationship with comedy runs quite deep and has made its way into his movies as well. 

The art of sarcasm is also something not many actors can finesse but Boman Irani can deliver one liners with a straight face and still make us laugh till we fall to the ground. Especially his character from 3 Idiots, who in the story was meant to be a strict professor but tickled everyone’s funny bone every single frame that he was in. Munnai Bhai M.B.B.S being another one of his classics. He might not be the highlight of the film but the film would definitely have a huge void without him.

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On the occasion of his birthday, let’s reminisce about the best of his filmography!

Dr. Asthana - Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.

Munna Bhai is constantly challenging Dr. Asthana’s conventional ways of teaching and his reactions to that are hilarious to watch!


Virus - 3 Idiots

“Life is a race, if you don’t run fast, you will be like a broken Anda”. Yes I know we all read it in his voice. Virus is not just one of Boman Irani’s best works but also can be said to be one of the most iconic characters in Hindi cinema.


Tammy - Happy New Year

The movie definitely has its flaws but his role in the film surely had some great comic timing.

Farhad Pastakia - Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi

A highly underrated movie of his and one of the most wholesome love stories ever, this one shows Farhad as a lingerie salesman and a 45 year old bachelor who one day falls in love with Shirin. Their journey from dating to marriage is full of obstacles but super fun at the same time!

Yogi - Main Hoon Na

Being the principal of the college, he knew the truth about Major Ram Prasad (Shahrukh Khan) not actually being a student. But he is constantly torn between treating him as one and respecting him as an army personnel.

Tinku - Cocktail

He played Saif’s uncle in the movie and a rather cool one, who knew all about his shenanigans but was still okay with everything. One person he was afraid of though was his elder sister aka Saif’s mom in the film. His reactions to his elder sister adjusting to their lives abroad are hysterical.

Javed Siddiqui - Uunchai

Three aged friends take a trip to Mount Everest to fulfill their friend’s last wish who is no longer with them. His character’s journey from lying to his wife for going on the trip to his camaraderie with his two best friends is the perfect slice of life story for everyone.

Kishan Khurana - Khosla Ka Ghosla!

Kamal Khosla's land is grabbed by a thug, Kishan Khurana. In a bid to retrieve their land, Khosla's son Cherry and his friends step in armed with a clever plan to fool the crook.


Which of these characters played by Boman Irani have made you laugh the most? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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