#Dialoguebaazi: Alcoholics united

  • Compiled by Asad Ali and Yasser Usman, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Dec 12, 2014 22:04 IST

#Dialoguebaazi: Alcoholics united
A selection of Hindi cinema’s most popular drunken acts that have left us hiccupping with delight!

Kaun kambakht hai jo bardasht karne ke liye peeta hai? Mai toh peeta hoon ke bas saans le sakoon

Devdas (1955), dialogues by Rajinder Singh Bedi

This dialogue was written by famous Urdu Progressive writer Rajinder Singh Bedi. It was after the release of


that Dilip Kumar was given the title of “The Tragedy King”. The character became such a part of his personality that he had to seek a psychiatrist’s help, who advised him to play lighter roles.


Babuji ne kaha gaon chhod do... sab ne kaha Paro ko chhod do... Paro ne kaha sharab chhod do... aaj tumne keh diya haveli chhod do... ek din aayega jab woh kahenge, duniya hi chhod do

Devdas (2002), dialogues by Prakash Kapadia

Shah Rukh Khan actually met Dilip Kumar (who played Devdas earlier) to discuss how to play the part in the newer version by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Main kitni baar bola tereko daaru nahi peeneka, daaru bahut kharab cheez hai

Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), dialogues by Kader Khan

This is one of Amitabh Bachchan’s most iconic drunk scenes, played out in front of a mirror. The Big B was arguably the only hero who could do these light-hearted tipsy scenes to such comic perfection. (We remember you, Keshto Mukherjee!)

Sharaabi ko sharaabi nahi toh kya pujari kahoge? Gehun ko gehun nahi toh kya jwari kahoge?

Sharaabi (1984), dialogues by Kader Khan

Just before the shoot for Sharaabi started, Amitabh Bachchan hurt his left hand on Diwali when a firecracker went off in his hand. So in Sharaabi that hand remained in his trouser pocket most of the time. And everyone thought it was a unique style!

Daru peene se liver kharab ho jaata hai!

Satte Pe Satta (1982), dialogues by Kader Khan

If one googles the best drunk scenes in Bollywood, this epic dialogue comes up right at the beginning!

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