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Best Hindi Movie Quotes (Repost)

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Since I am still feeling too lazy to write some actually meaningful posts (even though no one has ever accused me of writing ‘meaningful’ stuff), I thought I will borrow a page from this blogger, and repost some of my older stuff. I wrote this piece on Hindi film dialogues a little less than a year back when I had a different blog (on Blogger) and subsequently migrated it to the present blog. However, according to WP’s ‘Blog Stats’, this one actually gets the highest viewership among all the posts in my blog, easily beating the writings on Immigration or Quizzing (both of which got some exposure through DesiPundit). Much of this traffic comes by the way of searches for ‘Top Hindi movie dialogues’, ‘famous hindi film quotes’, ‘romantic dialogues ‘Amitabh dialogues’, and variations thereof. So why not bring it back to the top of the heap anyway ?

Here goes:

Last week, I was watching American Film Institute’s 100 years…..100 movie quotes (with which I have some issues with but maybe more on it later) and I started thinking about famous/classic quotes from Hindi movies – or ‘dialogues’ as one should say since in almost all Hindi films you will find credits for ‘Dialogue’ in addition to the usual ‘Screenplay’ and ‘Story’.

However, in spite of having this dedicated person penning the dialogues, most of them are quite banal and used repeatedly in various films (e.g look here, here and here). Still some quotes like ‘Kitne aadmi the’ transcend the clichés and live in our memories. So I set out to compile the top 10 memorable/classic quotes from Hindi movies. Lists are always subjective and I am by no means a voracious watcher of Hindi films – hence I may have missed some – anyone reading this are welcome to come up with their own list or add to this.
(Additionally, one could argue quite persuasively that all good dialogues are either in Sholay or uttered on screen by Amitabh – but I have tried to mix things a bit).

10. Dosti ki hai – nibhani toh padegi Maine Pyar Kiya : I know, I know – very tacky – but it had become quite famous at the time of its release. Also, I had to have one ‘romantic’ quote.

9. Mooche ho to Nathulal jaise ho….warna na ho Shaarabi – one of the many funny Amitabh quotes (incidentally most of them are spoken when he is drunk)

8. Sara saher mujhe lion ke naam se jaanta haiKaalicharan – the quote that spawned hundreds of ‘Ajit jokes’.

7. Police ne tumhe charon taraf se gher liya hain – apne aap ko kannon ke haawale kar do – I know – its one of those hackneyed dialogues – but I included it since it was used so many times by this one actor Iftekar, speaking into a megaphone !

6. Paanch ruapiya bara anaChalti Ka Naam Gadi – the most memorable monetary transaction ?

5. Babumoshai…. Anand

4.…ki…KiranDarr – The beginning of SRK’s endless hamming.

3. Mere Paas Maa HaiDeewar – One of the very few times perhaps when Amitabh’s co-actor has run away with the better dialogue.

2. Mogambo khush huaMr. India Rahul has an entire post on this.

1. Kitne aadmi theSholay – I am sure there will be very little arguement on this. (Btw, check this post)

Other contenders:

Chal Dhano! Aaj teri Basanti ki izzhat ka saawal haiSholay

Hum jaha pe khade ho jaate hein, line wahi se shuru hoti haiKaaliya

I can talk in english, i can walk in english, i can run laugh in english….because english is a phunny languageNamakhalal

I am sure there are some more out there – can’t remember them now.

As mentioned, please do feel free to append/change/criticize the list to your heart’s content.

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Written by BongoP'o'ndit

April 27, 2006 at 7:48 am

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  1. It’s “.. I can laugh in English ..”. Not “run in English”.

    Thanks for linking me!

    Vivek Kumar

    April 28, 2006 at 8:44 am

  2. @ Vivek: Thanks for pointing it out – I just copied it from a page without reading carefully. Its been corrected.


    April 28, 2006 at 9:07 am

  3. very nice article on bollywood dialougues.Oops dialogues of the Indian cinema( as per big B)


    May 26, 2006 at 4:06 am

  4. Hey, I like your blog. Hello to everyone here. I’m a little shy about comments but your posts were interesting ..

    online movie subscription

    February 12, 2007 at 6:05 am

  5. hey there guys,

    well, i aint an indian but am interested in an indian saying.. its something about like ” if god’s with me, no one can touch me, and if i got enemies, they wont even touch a strain of my hair” or something along that line… can someone point me in the right direction.. email me or something…

    thanks guys



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    March 30, 2007 at 4:42 pm

  10. rocking artical , top ten bollywood lines
    now i think we need top ten villains of bollywood

    umair khan

    April 13, 2007 at 6:01 pm

  11. wat about

    “Rishton mein hum tumare baap lagte hai”

    think its shenshah not sure though


    April 26, 2007 at 3:53 pm

  12. adding two:
    “Mein maa banne waali hoon”
    “Mein aaj bhee gire hue paise nahee uthata”

    And yes – how could you forget Dilip Kumar’s timeless dialogue in the Bimal Roy Devdas — kaun kambakth hai jo bardashth karne ke liye peeta hai – main to peeta hoon ki bas saans le sakoon…


    October 16, 2007 at 10:50 am

  13. I think you have forgotten one:
    tu bhi daku ,main bhi daku,
    police mujhe nahi chodhegi ,main tujhe nahin chodhunga.
    This dialogue is from the movie Mother India.


    November 20, 2007 at 12:49 pm

  14. tera kya hoga kaaliyah


    December 10, 2007 at 5:44 pm

  15. Hi There

    can any one please help me, I am looking for hindi movie scripts and dialogs, can you please let me know where i can get this so that i can practice hindi

    Many thanks
    Sattar Ahme

    sattar ahmed

    December 17, 2007 at 5:16 pm

  16. this one’s new from OSO:
    “yenna rascala…mind it!!!”


    December 25, 2007 at 4:18 pm

  17. “DON ko pakadna mushkil hi nahim namumkin hai”
    DON 1, DON2, ……………….DON 3 [may be]


    February 28, 2008 at 2:04 am

  18. i’m not sure exactly what it is but from the movie Welcome, where Patekar is “selling onions” for the movie [hahah!] and he’s talking about potatoes and onions…priceless lines =)


    March 16, 2008 at 2:33 pm

  19. kutte…….agar maa ka doodh piya hai to bahar nikal


    May 4, 2008 at 6:54 pm

  20. Ramgarh walo ne gabbar ke kutto ko roti daalna chod diya hain…

    Itna sannata kyo hain bhai ?

    Ab goli kha….


    July 12, 2008 at 2:38 am

  21. Jab tak tere pair chalenge, is ki saansen chalegi…


    July 12, 2008 at 2:41 am

  22. I’m American and would like to know the meanings of your quotes, especially; “kitne admi the,” “Babumoshai…!” and “Mere pas ma hai.” I don’t know how to use blogs so in case I can’t find this page again you might email me. Thanks for your help!

    Sheri Ramsey

    March 10, 2009 at 12:38 pm

  23. Main tera khoon pee jaunga!


    March 23, 2009 at 4:50 am

  24. 1. Yeh bacchhon ke khelne ki cheez nahi, haath kat jaaye toh khoon nikal aata hai’ – Waqt (1965)

    2. Aap ke paon dekhe, bahut haseen hai. Inhe zameen par mat utariyega — maile ho jayenge – Pakeezah (1972)

    3. Dosti mein no sorry, no thank you – Maine Pyar Kiya (1988)

    4. Bade bade deshon mein, aisi choti choti baatein hoti rahti hain – Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995)

    abhishek upadhayay

    abhishek upadhayay

    July 12, 2009 at 2:32 pm

  25. pushpa -” i hate tears”


    February 11, 2010 at 7:47 am

  26. mer paas maa hai


    February 11, 2010 at 7:47 am

  27. me tumhare bachche ki maa banne wali hu!


    February 11, 2010 at 7:48 am

  28. bhagwan ke liye mujhe chod do!


    February 11, 2010 at 7:49 am

  29. basanti- “in kutto ke samne mat nachna”


    February 11, 2010 at 7:50 am

  30. “ye dhai kilo ka haanth jab kisi pe padta hai na to wo uthta nahi, uth jata hai”- damini


    February 19, 2010 at 12:05 pm

  31. Hey buddy,i think u hv forgtn one populr dilouge..its said by shahid kapoor..
    Mere baap ne marne se pahle kaha tha beta charlie life bahut kutti chiz hai..
    From the kaminey


    April 7, 2010 at 1:08 am

  32. Mohabbat bhi zindagi ki tarah hoti hai, har mod aasan nahi hota, har mod par khushi nahi milti…. Par jab hum zindagi ka saath nahi chodte to hum mohabbat ka saath kyon chhode.


    April 24, 2010 at 5:44 pm

  33. Tum soch rahi hogi ki main yeh rece kyo haar gaya. Main yeh race tumhare liye har gaya. Tumhi ne kaha tha ne ki mere dad ke saamne ye iki, riki, piki sab fail ho jaate hai. Kabhi-kabhi kuch jitne ke liye kuch haarna padta hai Aur haar kar jitne wale ko Baazigar kehte hai.


    April 24, 2010 at 5:44 pm

  34. nice ones.
    my site is useless forget about visiting it.
    i have one,

    kya pyari baatein karti hai??
    pyari nahi bahut sari baatein karti hai!!!!


    May 29, 2010 at 1:10 pm

  35. The top 3 is spot on.


    July 19, 2010 at 10:52 am

  36. Basically da indian moviez iv wached deyz ar sum of d best dialogz, i havnt ritten d 1nz u gt

    Kutey ki aulaad
    Himmat hain to aah
    Kitney aadmi the
    Da next is jus too gud

    Suwar shikaar saath saath karthe hain laikin sher khud shikar kharthe hain

    Eazy Sher-Khan

    July 29, 2010 at 7:05 pm

  37. mausi mera to dil hi kuch aisa hai


    October 1, 2010 at 5:08 am

  38. Hum ek baar jeete hain, ek baar marte hain, shaadi bhi ek baar hoti hai, aur pyar…ek hi baar hota hai….
    Kuch kuch hota hai

    Reshma Vennela

    January 24, 2011 at 8:07 am

  39. hey u all forget d movie of dialogue gulaal…..jack n jill went up 2 hill 2 featch up…*********


    April 13, 2011 at 9:07 am

  40. Hamein hindi movie sing is king chahie


    April 17, 2011 at 12:09 am

  41. Zindagi cigrate ki tarah hoti hai, apni kamjorio ko rakh ki tarah niche girao aur khud dhunwe ki tarah upar aao ..

    once upon time in mumbai….


    June 12, 2011 at 2:03 pm

  42. Rishtey Hum Tumhare Baap Lagte Hain, Naam Hain “SHEHANSHAH”.


    July 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm

  43. jaani…!! ham aankho ki surma nhi churate ham aankhe hi chura lete hai taaki usme surma lagane ki bari hi na aaye…..Tirangaa..

    saurabh pandey

    January 13, 2012 at 6:07 am

  44. Bade bade desho mein aisi chhoti chhoti baatein hoti rehti hein. (DDLJ)


    March 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm

  45. Mogambo khush hua….

    Amit Sharma

    September 24, 2015 at 4:48 am

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