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A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sunil Dutt ...
Shri Hari Prasad Sharma
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Gracy Singh ...
Dr. Suman Asthana (Chinki)
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Dr. J. C. Asthana
Rohini Hattangadi ...
Parvati Sharma
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Dr. Rustam Pavri
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Zaheer
Yatin Karyekar ...
Anand Banerjee
Suresh Chatwal ...
Manilal
Neha Dubey ...
Girl in Club
Mumait Khan ...
Nandini / Hospital dancer - Song: Dekh le
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Priya Bapat ...
Medical student
Anuradha Chandan ...
Young lover's mother
Chirkut ...
Student
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Storyline

In India gangsters are called Bhai (brothers). One such Bhai is Munna, who is feared by everyone in Mumbai, a big city in India. He cons his village-based parents into believing that he is a doctor. He gets a shock when he finds out that they are coming to verify for themselves. So he transforms a rooming shanty house into a makeshift hospital, populated by patients, people he beats up. His parents arrive, are pleased, and happy that their son is well settled. They would like him to get married to a doctor's daughter. The marriage is arranged, but before the engagement, the bride's father finds out the truth about Munna, and cancels the marriage. Munna's humiliated parents see the truth for themselves, and hurt, they return home, leaving Munna with a strong desire to hurt the doctor - and force him to let his daughter get married to him - even if it means getting admitted in the medical college - with forged documents!!! Written by Sumitra (corrected by Carrie)

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£31,760 (UK) (19 December 2003)

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£86,386 (UK) (26 December 2003)
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This being Rajkumar Hirani's directorial debut, he wanted everything to be authentic. For the dissection room scenes, he considered shooting in a real dissection room, using real dead bodies. With due respect for everyone's feelings, the scene was shot on a set with a real person doubling up as a cadaver. See more »

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[Circuit has received a telegram from Hari Prasad Sharma about his arrival]
Murli Prasad Sharma: When?
Circuit: Today, at five o'clock!
Murli Prasad Sharma: Damn! We're screwed!
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References Anand (1971) See more »

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Dekh Le
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Written by Rahat Indori
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Universal Music India
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The introduction to Munnabhai and Circuit
29 December 2007 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Inspired by the Hollywood movie 'Patch Adam', 'Munnabhai M.B.B.S.' tells the comedic story of a thug who wants to become a doctor. The film has its major share of comedic moments and its dramatic moments. It is indeed an entertaining film with the famously lovable characters like Munnabhai and Circuit.

Rajkumar Hirani may have taken the idea of an older outsider wanting to become a doctor from 'Patch Adams' but in essence 'Munnabhai M.B.B.S.' is its own film and it is the performances and comedy that make it worth the watch because most the dramatic moments are a little over the top. While the dialogue in the comedic scenes are witty and hilarious, the ones in the dramatic scenes are a mess.

Sanjay Dutt totally nails Munnabhai. It's hard to picture anyone else in the title role. The actor does full justice. It was nice to see Sunil Dutt after a long time and that too as father to his own son. The actor has a strong presence, even in a brief role. Gracy Singh is cute and adorable. Jimmy Shergill is awesome and holds his own as Zaheer and Boman Irani too does very well. However, it is Arshad Warsi who steals the show in a breakthrough performance as one of the most memorable film characters of recent time, Circuit.

Most of the songs are well balanced and are good additions to the film. I found Munnabhai's romantic ballad hilarious when he tries to convince the suicider to cut the crap. On the technical side, it's alright. On the whole this is one enjoyable flick. One would have expected more from the second Munnabhai film which I found boring but why should that prevent the pleasure that comes from this movie?


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