In technical aspects, Hollywood maybe more advanced than Bollywood, but one has to agree that it is Bollywood, indeed, that has given us some of the most iconic dialogues ever. Bollywood is not just a source of entertainment, but a part of our culture. It has given us numerous dialogues that can never die. Let’s put on our acting caps and say those iconic dialogues one more time.
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#1. “Aree-O-Sambha, Kitne admi the?”
Starting our list is one of the most iconic dialogues of Hindi cinema from an evergreen movie, Sholay. This is one dialogue that even the kids of today’s generation know. It is one of the most frequent lines that we all use.
#2. “Salim tujhe marne nahi dega aur hum, Anarkali, tujhe jeene nahi denge”
This one is from the classic movie, Mughal-e-Azam. Prithviraj Kapoor says this to Madhubala or here, Anarkali when he is about to give her a death sentence. Imagine this dialogue in Prithvi Raj’s strong voice.
#3. “Ye qaneez Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar ko apna khoon maaf karti hai”
When Akbar gives Anarkali a death sentence, this is her reply. Mughal-e-Azam presents such strong feelings. Every character is fighting either for love or for power.
#4. “Aaj mere paas building hai, property hai, bank balance hai, bangla hai, gaadi hai.. kya hai tumhare pass?” Amitabh Bachchan
“Mere paas, mere paas Maa hai!” Shashi Kapoor
This dialogue from Deewar changed the way how people use to think. A scene between two brothers where one has earned a lot and is proud of his achievements, and the other who tells him that having a family is more important than anything else in the world.
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#5. “Dosti ka ek usool hai, madam: no sorry, no thank you.”
That time when every young boy or girl would wear the cap with ‘friends’ written on it, trying to prove that a girl and a boy can be friends. This is what this movie taught the youngsters of that time, and this dialogue from Meine Pyaar Kiya was truly epitomised by them.
#6. “Kutte, kameene, main tera khoon pee jaoonga”
A dialogue from Yaddon ki Baraat which was delivered by Dharmendra with such conviction that it is still used by many, but in a rather funny way.
#7. “Rishte mein to hum tumhare baap lagte hain, naam hai Shahenshah.”
Accept it, you read this dialogue in Amitabh Bachchan’s style. Didn’t you? This line from Shahenshah has become the acronym for Mr. Big B.
#8. “Kaun kambakht bardaasht karne ke liye peeta hai? Main toh peeta hoon ke bas saans le saku”
Well, this one is from Devdas of 1955. This dialogue of Dilip Kumar was and still is the most favourite amongst the sharaabis.
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#9. “Koi pyaar kare toh tumse kare, tum jaise ho waise kare. Koi tumko badal kar pyaar kare toh woh pyaar nahin, sauda hai.”
Words of wisdom! One must learn from this dialogue from Bobby.
#10. “Hum angrezon ke zamaane ke jailor hain.”
All the Sholay fans must be thinking about the Hitler avatar of Asrani. Let us add one more thing, “Ha ha!”
#11. “I can talk English, I can walk English, I can run English because English is a very phunny language”
Amitabh Bachchan said so in Namak Hallal and it was on everyone’s lips.
#12. “Pushpa, I hate tears. Inhe ponch dalo”
Isn’t this one a handy solution for many guys, when they see a girl crying? Reiterating this dialogue from Amar Prem in Rajesh Khanna’s style is an age old formula.
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#13. “Naam Vijay Deenanath Chauhan. Baap ka naam Deenanath Chauhan.”
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Everyone has tried this dialogue from Agneepath in Bachchan style at least once in their lifetime. Some are still trying to nail it!
#14. “Jali ko aag kehte hain, bhuji ko raakh kehte hain, jis raakh se barood bane usey Vishwanath kehte hain”
The movie Vishwanath gave Shatrughan Sinha this iconic dialogue, which made him famous for a lifetime.
#15. “Abbe Khamosh.”
Another one from Shatrughan Sinha that actually works in the real life too.
#16. “Mogambo khush hua.”
Don’t we say this dialogue from Mr. India whenever we do something mischievous? Sometimes, we crack the knuckles too!
#17. “Taareekh pe taareekh milti rahi hai lekin insaaf nahin milta. Milti hai to sirf taareekh”
The condition when Sunny Deol said this dialogue in Damini is similar to todays’ condition.
#18. “Zindagi mein teen cheezon ke peechey kabhi nahin bhagna chahiye-bus, train aur chhokri.”
Some people take this dialogue from Ishq, said by Aamir Khan, pretty seriously.
#19. “Kabhi kabhi kuch jeetne ke liye kuch harna bhi padta hai, aur haar kar jeetnay wale ko baazigar kehte hain”
This dialogue made Shah Rukh Khan the real Baazigar of Bollywood.
#20. “Jinke ghar sheeshe ke hote hain, wo doosron ke ghar pathhar nahin pheka Karte.”
A piece of advice from Raj Kumar in Waqt.
#21. “Zindagi badi honi chahiye, lambi nahi.”
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Rajesh Khanna imortalised this dialogue from his movie Anand. Reminds us of Shakespeare’s poem, The seven ages.
#22. “Prem naam hai mera, Prem Chopra.”
Prem Chopra introducing himself as Prem Chopra in the movie Bobby. Now, whenever someone does something mischievous, this is their go-to dialogue.
#23. “Aj Khush to bohot hoge tum”
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Amitabh Bachchan as an angry young man accuses God for being unfair, in the movie Deewar.
#24. “Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahin Namumkin hai”
A dialogue delivered by two of the best actors in the industry, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, in the movie Don.
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#25. “Koi baat nahi Senorita, bade bade deshon main aesi chhoti chhoti baatein hoti rehti hai”
Even after 20 years of the release of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, this dialogue of Shah Rukh Khan comes handy whenever something goes wrong.
#26. “Chal dhanno”
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The partnership of Basanti and Dhanno was impeccable in Sholay. Now-a-days when the engine doesn’t start, people use this dialogue.
#27. “Basanti, in kutto ke age mat nachna”
Yet another dialogue from Bollywood’s most iconic movie, Sholay.
#28. “Uska to na bad luck hi kharab hai”
Although, we have read that two negatives in a sentence make a positive, we are happy to forgive this mistake that a tapori Aamir Khan made in the movie Rangeela.
#29. “Ja Simran ja, ji le apni zindagi”
When Amrish Puri said this to Kajol in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, everyone sighed in relief. Now, this has become an everyday dialogue for us.
#30. “Ye dhai kilo ka haath jab kisi par padta hai, to admi uthta nahi uth jata”
Sunny Deol’s biceps in Damini were enough to say this.
It is safe to say that these iconic dialogues have changed the history, and have become immortal. Time will pass, but these dialogues will continue to be used by one and all.