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Top Indian dark comedy films - List hai toh hit hai

The Dark Comedy genre has claimed its position in Western movie market since the 1970s but Indian Cinemas took its own time, yet came with a bang.

Nikhil Kumar
Jan 11, 2022
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The Dark Comedy genre has claimed its position in the Western movie market since the 1970s but Indian Cinemas took its own time, yet came with a bang. Though it focuses on concepts generally considered taboo, painful to discuss or sensitive content, it has been widely acclaimed provoking filmmakers to produce some amazing storylines.

On List hai toh hit hai theme special today, we have some of the best Indian dark comedy movies lined up for you. I'm your host Nikhil, let's begin!

Ee. Ma .Yau

Ee. Ma .Yau is a contracted title for Esho Mariyam Yeuseppu, a 2018 Malayalam dark comedy movie that stars Chemban Vinod Jose, Kainakary Thankaraj and Vinayakan in lead roles. A dark noir movie that took humor to a zenith has undoubtedly received many prestigious accolades for Best Direction and Best Acting by Chemban. The movie set in Chellanam village in Kerala revolves around the story of an old man Vavachan Mesthiri’s death. Prior to his death, Vavachan is promised by his son Eesi that his post-death procession and funeral will be as vibrant as that of a King. The rest of the story tells whether he will keep his promise or not.

OTTplay Rating - 8.7

Available - YouTube

Super Deluxe

A 2019 Tamil quirky dramedy movie that stars Vijay Sethupathi, Fahad Faasil, Samantha and Ramya Krishna in lead roles. The movie portrays a brilliant dark comedy showcasing four interwoven stories of a former pornstar, a priest, an unfaithful newly-wed wife and a transgender who find themselves in awkward situations experiencing their own destiny, all on the same day. The movie will surely take you through a butterfly effect keeping you locked on to your couch till its end.

OTTplay Rating - 8.8

Available - Netflix, Google Play and iTunes


A 2018 Hindi dark humor movie starring Late Irrfan Khan, Kirti Kulhari and Arunoday Singh in lead roles. The movie depicts the unexciting life of a middle-class man named Dev Kaushal in his late 30s who finds out his wife Reena is cheating on him. Enraged Dev chalks out a secret mission to blackmail her and her boyfriend Ranjit. Not a spoiler here, but the climax displays a series of twists which is the main highlight of the movie and worth watching!

OTTplay Rating - 7.2

Available - Exclusively on Amazon Prime Video


Andhadhun is a 2018 Hindi dark comedy thriller movie. The movie stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte in lead roles. The plot follows the story of Akash, a piano player who pretends to be visually impaired to make quick money gets unexpectedly involved in witnessing a murder entangling him into a series of problems putting his life into a threat. The movie’s screenplay and nail-biting twists have been a cakewalk for claiming many prestigious awards.

OTTplay Rating - 8.4

Available - Netflix, YouTube, Eros Now, Jio, iTunes


A 2018 Hindi black comedy film that stars Saif Ali Khan, Isha Talwar, Sobhita Dhulipala and Deepak Dobriyal in lead roles. The movie depicts the concept of life, death and karma of three parallel tales - a terminally ill man, a woman in search of redemption and two goons with trust issues. The film has enough spice needed for those who are in the mood for an off-the-beaten-track Bollywood movie.

OTTplay Rating - 6.7

Available - Disney + Hotstar

Delhi Belly

A 2011 Hindi action comedy film that stars Imran Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, and Vir Das in main roles. The movie revolves around three roommates Tashi, Nitin and Arup who unknowingly become targets of a gangster after his diamonds are misplaced while on transit. The movie has flavors of intense violence, obscene dialogues and sensual content. Not to forget, an item dance cameo by Aamir Khan is featured in the credits.

OTTplay Rating - 7.4

Available - Netflix

Well that's the OTTplay List hai toh hit hai theme special, I shall be back again with a brand new episode pretty soon, Until then its your host Nikhil signing out. 

Aaj kya dekhoge OTTplay se poocho, 

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