Bhojpuri cinema, known for its vibrant culture and folk traditions, has gained popularity for its unique and catchy dialogues. Spoken mainly in the regions of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in India, Bhojpuri is a language rich in colloquial expressions and local flavor. This local flavor has gained frowned reactions from other audiences. However, it remains loved by people because of its ability to create good films occasionally. Bhojpuri cinema has mostly been an item of amusement, but things are changing owing to good actor’s hard work and effort to change the image in a more positive way. Bhojpuri cinema dialogues reflect the essence of the language, incorporating a blend of humor, emotions, and everyday life. The dialogues in Bhojpuri films always reflect regional slang and colloquialisms, making them relatable to the local audience. These dialogues are crucial in connecting the audience with the characters on screen, creating a sense of familiarity and authenticity.
1. Vinay Bihari
Vinay Bihar is the first prominent writer in this list of Bhojpuri Cinema and has contributed to films like Sajan Chale Sasural (2012), directed by Premanshu Singh, and Dulhe Raja (1998), directed by Harmesh Malhotra. Two of his most famous dialogues are ‘Hamare ke bhaike chhotaki chheli, humka peeni hai’ and ‘Jabse Chadhal Jawaniya, hilor maar marad bahut sara.’
2. Santosh Mishra
Santosh Mishra is our second writer on this list from the Bhojpuri Film Industry. His major works include Nirahua Rickshawala (2008), directed by Satish Jain. The success of Nirahua Rickshawala was a turning point in Bhojpuri Cinema. He also contributed to the 2014 movie Nirahua Hindustani, directed by Satish Chand Jain. Two of his famous dialogues are ‘Jabse chhadhal jawaniya, hilor maar marad bahut sara’ and ‘Nirahua ke holi, baate niraahua ke bol.’
3. Manoj K. Kushwaha
Manoj K. Kushwaha is also a talented dialogue writer associated with the film Devra Bada Satawela in 2010, directed by Rajkumar R. Panday. His work in this movie has a blend of humor. He gives a regional touch in his works, which is appreciable. Famous dialogues are ‘Jawani leke ud jaai kauaa, devra bada satawela’ and ‘Humri chhori se biyah karab, biyah karab.’
4. Rakesh Nirala
In the Bhojpuri Film Industry, there is Rakesh Nirala, who gave memorable dialogues in movies like Khoon Pasina (2012) starring Monalisa, Rakesh Pujara, and Pawan Singh in lead roles, directed by Ramakant Prasad, Sher-e-Hindustan (2019) starring Dinesh Lal Yadav and Nepali actress Neeta Dhungana (Bhojpuri film debut) in lead roles, directed by Manoj Narayan and so on. His most famous written dialogues are ‘Ae bhauji ke sister, humra se prem chhadha’ and ‘Jal gail biyaahwa ke andar, sher-e-hindustan.’
5. Arvind Tiwari
Another writer we have is Arvind Tiwari, who has contributed by writing dialogues for a film like Daraar (2008), directed by Rajkumar R. Pandey, Ghulami (2015), directed by Tina Verma. His most famous lines are ‘Jawani raja palang par, chhatiyo pe doliya utha’ and ‘Aai na lagali, lagawelu jab lipstick.’
6. Pyare Lal Yadav
Pyare Lal Yadav, known as Kavi Ji, is a well-known writer and lyricist. He wrote dialogues for movies like Sangharsh, directed by Kedar Shinde and Bairi Kangana, directed by Kedar Shinde. Two famous lines written by him are ‘Jab se chadhal ba jawani, laila ko laila’ and ‘Jab se chadhal jawani, maar maar maar maar.’
7. Mithilesh Avinash
His two main dialogues are ‘Jab se bhaiya bahini se, dil laga liya’ and ‘Lage na jiya, lage na.’ A nuanced understanding of character dynamics is portrayed in his significant work in Damad Ji (2005), directed by Rajkumar R. Pandey. Another highlighted film is Diljale (2011), directed by Abhishek Chhadha, where he shared talent of writing with another talented writer Rajesh Mishra from this industry.
Arun-Bhikhu is considered the best duo in Bhojpuri Film Industry. They provide impactful patriotic dialogues for the film Jai Hind (2019), directed by Feroz Khan, and emotional and humorous dialogues for Aashiq Aawara (2016) film directed by Satish Jain. His two main dialogues are ‘Ae mere watan ke logo, jara aankh me bhar lo pani’ and ‘Aaj kal ke laiki, fashion dar ke.’
9. Rajesh Mishra
Rajesh Mishra made a significant contribution to Bhojpuri Cinema as a dialogue writer. One of his prominent works includes intense and emotional dialogues Pratigya (2008) starring Pawan Singh and Dinesh Laal Yadav, directed by Sushil Kumar Upadhyay, and film Diljale (2011) Dinesh Lal Yadav (Nirahua), Rani Chatterjee and action star Viraj Bhatt, directed by Ramakant Prasad. His two main dialogues are ‘Tere naam se jee loon, tere naam se mar jaaun’ and ‘Jab se aail bani hum bahute gailu.’
10. Surendra Mishra
Last, we have Surendra Mishra, who has made a notable impact with his writing prowess. He is associated with movies like Bidaai (2008) and Gharwali Baharwali (2017), starring talented Rani Chatterjee and Monalisa, directed by Aslam Sheikh and Mahesh Panday, respectively. Bidaai star cast includes Brijesh Tripathi, Mohan Joshi, Ravi Kishan, and Urmila Rao in lead roles. Two main dialogues of Surendra Mishra are ‘Kahe ghabraye, kahe ghabraye’ and ‘Gharwali humka aawat naikhe, naikhe.’
In this cinematic realm, dialogues serve as a powerful tool to convey cultural aspects in a proper and authentic manner. These were some of the well-known movies famous not only because of its actors but for its impactful and familiar dialogues. We can see that Monalisa is one of the famous actresses in this industry along with talented and most loved Rani Chatterjee while Pawan Singh, Dinesh Laal Yadav, Ravi Kishan are the most famous actor in this industry. These people have done a great job to establish the name of Bhojpuri Cinema. Thus, they deserve a lot of appreciation for their work, effort, consistence and determination to make their industry known and grow with time.
And the dialogue writers have done an immense task of providing the most attractive dialogue to this cinema and popularizing slang like ‘Zindagi jhand ba, tabhau ghmand ba’ to all those who do not even watch movies but yet prefer to use this because these dialogues have charms to attract the audiences. People tend to use such words in sarcasm. Hence, these dialogues were popularized.