Indian film industry is all about three things entertainment…entertainment…. entertainment. However, the current spell is the golden period of Indian cinema where talent is as acceptable as the superstars. However Bollywood is so much about the romantic cinema, yet there are a few diverse writers and directors who usually come up with flawless new cinematic opinions. These days one of the majorly preferred genres is “horror comedy”. Bollywood has a lot of stories about how the invention of stories happened. Each genre has its own beginning and so does the horror comedy.
In Indian cinema, the evolution of horror comedy came in essence with the 1992 film Chamatkar starring Shah Rukh Khan, Naseerudin Shah and Urmila Matondakar. It was unequivocally uproarious to witness the chemistry of Sunder played by Shah Rukh with Marco played by Naseerudin Shah.
More than a decade later came Bhool Bhulaiyaa which will remain a cult classic whenever the most amazing horror comedy movies will be mentioned. This 2007 Priyadarshan presentation was as hilarious sure as horrifying. The phenomenal acting performances by the cast like Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal. Rajpal Yadav and Shiney Ahuja left the audience amazed and the film became a milestone for the journey of horror comedy genre in India.
However, the film was not followed by much of the great concepts in the same genre. It took a long time for Bollywood and the audience to accept the genre. Years later, in 2013 again a hilarious experiment Go Goa Gone knocked the theatres and left everyone laughing on their chairs.
In between these year films like Gang of Ghosts and some south Indian horror comedy films came in existence to entertain the audience to the fullest.
The years 2017 and 2018 were dedicated to entertainment in the cinema which includes few good and few hideous horror-comedy films. Like Philauri was an appreciated presentation whereas the third franchise of Masti i.e. Great Grand Masti was a disgusting showcase. At the end of the year, a Rohit Shetty exhibition Golmaal Again earned a handsome box office amount.
Despite the poor collection the 2018 film Nanu ki Jaanu somewhere gave a whole lot of giggling moments and even composed great appreciation.
Now, the recent horror comedy film Stree is the unpredictable success to this genre. Besides the few minor mistakes in direction and storyline, this film has given a whole new direction to the genre of horror comedy which will make the audience to accept it. The film and the praiseworthy performances have given the route map which can be followed by numerous amazing impressions as Stree has revitalized the journey of horror comedy.